Agility Awarded New CNG Fuel Systems Contract from UPS
Agility Fuel Systems announced that UPS has ordered Agility’s new Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems for delivery in the third quarter of 2016. UPS has led the industry in the adoption of natural gas in heavy duty on-road trucking and, with this new order, will be operating over 1,700 heavy duty trucks equipped with Agility natural gas fuel systems.
The 700 mile range systems will be delivered out of Agility’s new manufacturing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel system efficiently fits up to six inches closer to the cab for improved aerodynamics and to leave more available rail space for transporting freight. Improved flow dynamics in all the fittings provides faster filling and most usable fuel on board.
The fuel system is built with an aircraft-grade aluminum structure mounted on rubber isolators to reduce stress on components ensuring maximum durability. The four Hexagon Composites cylinders are carbon fiber wrapped and neck-mounted with anti-spin design to eliminate tank rotation that can stress fuel lines. Agility uses Geomet coated fasteners for ultimate corrosion protection and the pre-treated aluminum covers are painted at Agility’s automated paint facility to provide an automotive grade finish.
“Agility’s vision is to transform the transportation world by designing the most innovative, clean natural gas systems in the market today to ensure a more sustainable future,” said Kathleen Ligocki, Chief Executive Officer of Agility Fuel Systems.