MWES provides consulting services to fleets to recommend vehicle fuel system options. A wide choice of CNG vehicles are now available to purchase from the OEM or contract by a shipper or through a carrier or a leasing company. Or, there are several shops in many metropolitan areas that provide a conversion service for existing or new vehicles. MWES has trained several companies to install conversion kits. We’re just concentrating more on building infrastructure in this phase of building the market.
Maintenance shop modification is especially important because in existing gasoline and Diesel shops, you must accommodate a liquid fuel that is combustible and one that puddles on the ground has to be prevented from leaking into a floor drain. So too do you need to accommodate a fuel that is combustible and one that, when exposed to the open air, rises to the highest point above the source or released gas where it can accumulate and become a hazard
Over the last five years, Midwest Energy Solutions has performed almost 100 vehicle conversions in our shop and on customers’ property from:
- Gasoline to CNG – dedicated (CNG-only) and bi-fuel (switch between CNG and gasoline fuel)
- Gasoline to propane– dedicated (propane-only) and bi-fuel (switch between propane and gasoline fuel)
- Diesel to Dual-Fuel (CNG + Diesel) for class 2 pickup to class 3 van up to class 8 tractor
Maintenance Shop Modification
Whether you are a new or used truck dealer and service provider, or you’re a fleet that does TRAC leases or you buy and maintain some or all of your own vehicles, special considerations must be taken when thinking about where and how you are going to provide or get supplied with service for your CNG vehicles.