01 July 2014
01 July 2014
Hexagon Composites has introduced TITAN XL to the Latin America Market in response to demand for increased gas capacity per trailer.
Hexagon claims the new CNG trailer is the largest of its kind. The 40 ft trailer performs with 49,000 litre/12,945 gallon water capacity and carries 14,700 scm/520,000 scf of compressed natural gas.
Hexagon Composites explain that the TITAN XL raises the standard for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) payload within the region. Its high-volume composite technology requires no special cryogenic equipment, parts or infrastructure, and makes bulk hauling of CNG more competitive than ever. Also, its large cylinders are mounted horizontally, which minimizes cylinder connections, increases cylinder rigidity, and lowers the centre of gravity for safer single and tandem operations.
"Increased availability of natural gas and competitive pricing versus conventional fuels accelerate the use of natural gas in applications the pipeline does not reach. This makes road transportation of CNG over long distance a profitable business in Latin America," said Silvana Cusati, Director of Business Development in the region. "We have more than 100 TITAN modules and trailers now in service within Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Colombia."
"We are proud to have the largest capacity product in this market," said Frank Haeberli, Vice President Gas Distribution Products. "We are working hard to bring greater capacity to other markets, including the United States, in the near future."
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.
Dilutec has launched the Colorgel FR LE gel-coat, which complies with the UL 94 (V-0) plastics flammability standard and is characterised by the low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).