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The steady rise in electric vehicles for use in transportation has opened a new market for Compressed Natural Gas according to Gas Networks Ireland.

CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) is a viable alternative to electric vehicles when used to transport goods. The use of electric vehicle technology is not yet suitable for heavy goods vehicles, due to battery size, power and recharging considerations. When compared to Diesel, CNG is cleaner and up to 35% more efficient.

Chrisander Technologies has been involved with the installation of compressed natural gas systems since 2015,  when one of the first projects of its kind in Ireland was started. During the installation of natural gas pipework for The Happy Pear factory in County Wicklow, a capped external gas supply was placed, allowing for a “future” CNG system to be inserted. In January 2018, the installation of the vehicle filling facility was complete, using a large capacity CNG filling station allowing for multiple vehicle fuelling with remote fill post.

Chrisander Technologies LTD Official Compressed Natural Gas System Installers In Ireland. Pictured with the fill station in the Happy Pear Facility in Wicklow

The Benefits of Compressed Natural Gas Systems

Renewable gas can make a significant contribution to meeting Ireland’s renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission targets for 2020 and well into the future. The use of natural gas powered vehicles is a pathway for the use of renewable gas as a transport fuel in an energy system that has gas at the heart of it.

The Happy Pear now uses their own CNG system to charge their vehicles. It is cleaner for the environment and it generates savings with monitored results. The project started after Gas Networks Ireland made grants available to invest in compressed natural gas systems and in vans converted to run on natural gas.

Chrisander Tecnologies and the Installation of CNG Systems

After a period of meetings, research, safety reviews, hazzop reports and technical requirements, a CNG System can then be installed.

For the installation at The Happy Pear factory, Chrisander Technologies placed the primary FMQ10 compressor unit and supplied it with a low pressure gas supply. The FMQ10 unit then compresses the gas up to 200 bar and sends it via the high pressure pipework to two independent filling stations.

After installing the high pressure pipework, the filling stations, venting systems and safety control equipment, the entire system is then tested and commissioned in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

This CNG project is one of the first of its kind in Ireland. Chrisander Technologies provides consultation and installation of CNG Systems in the Country. For more details and to book a consultation, please contact us on +353 1 287 4716 or email chris@chrisander.ie