Parker unveils first fully integrated CNG regulation module for trucks

Parker unveils first fully integrated CNG regulation module for trucks

Designed by the Veriflo Division and launched by the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin, the new FM80 is an advanced fuel regulation module and the industry’s first fully integrated CNG flow control and regulation system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with 5- to 12-liter engines. It withstands extreme variations in temperature, flow, vibration, supply pressure, and gas composition, setting a new standard in CNG fuel handling.

Parker’s FM80 features an advanced FM80 metal piston-style regulator, coalescent filters, pressure sensors, a lock-off solenoid valve, heat exchanger and low-pressure relief valve, integrated in one compact body. Other Parker components to complete the fully customizable, integrated system include hoses, fittings, seals, manual shut-off valve, check valves, receptacles, and nozzles. It has been tested on a variety of engines and meets the flow and regulation specifications of all leading OEMs with CNG options.

“We are committed to providing cutting-edge technologies to reduce the world’s dependence on diesel fuel, which is widely used in medium- and heavy-duty fleet and industrial vehicles. Natural gas is cleaner, more economical, and less toxic to the air and environment than diesel. The FM80 is the ideal system when performance and productivity of a transport fleet is critical to a business,” said Tamara Horne of Parker Veriflo Division.

FM80 was engineered for medium- to heavy-duty vehicles like delivery and day cab trucks, cement trucks, school and mass transit buses, and waste refuse/recycling vehicles. Optimized for advanced fuel handling performance in 5- to 12-liter engines, Veriflo’s piston-style regulator design offers stable pressure delivery and control of CNG throughout the full range of extreme engine and environmental operating conditions. It is designed to achieve the highest nominal flow rate (80 kg/hour) and the lowest low-pressure operating parameter (250 PSIG), which increases the usable range of NGVs by a critical 3-to-5%.

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