Momentum Fuel Technologies adding 175DGE system to its CNG lineup

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Updated Feb 27, 2017

Momentum Fuel Technologies is adding a 175 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab system in its compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks the company announced at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

The 175DGE back-of-cab system is the largest Momentum system to date.

“The larger capacity tank gives drivers even more time between fill-ups,” says Mike Zimmerman, Momentum Fuel Technologies general manager. “This is a major benefit for all drivers, but especially for over-the-road carriers putting in extensive miles.”

The system mounts between factory cab extenders with neck-mounted cylinders for enhanced durability. Its fuel management module (FMM) houses the electronics, fuel filter and fuel-fill receptacles and works in conjunction with the Rush Truck Centers’ telematics platform, allowing fleet managers to monitor usage and manage fuel consumption.

All Momentum products, including the 175DGE back-of-cab system, feature a fuel pressure regulator with a high-capacity filter manufactured by Parker, allowing the system to operate from 3600 pounds per square inch (PSI) when full to a minimum of 230 PSI. Because of this best-in-class fuel pressure regulator, Momentum’s 175DGE system performs like a 185DGE fuel system (a 5.6% improvement in fuel utilization), allowing drivers to go even further on a tank of fuel. The pressure regulator is designed to reduce leak points and weight, and the high-capacity filter is larger and designed to be serviced less frequently than competitive products.

The 175DGE back-of-cab system is currently in production and will be ready for delivery in spring 2017.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected].