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.