Alternative fuels such as DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid), CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), and LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) are specialized fuels in that their transport and storage in their forms are much different than traditional fuels, and as such, special vehicles and facilities need to be constructed for storage and dispensation of these fuels.
LNG is now emerging as a popular alternative fuel source for such vehicles as transit buses, with their numbers increasing in such major metropolitan areas as L.A. and Orange County (CA); Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale (AZ); and Dallas, Houston, and El Paso (TX). Growth in practical application and use quite naturally call for more fueling facilities needed to be built in regions all across the country to keep in step with increasing demand. As it’s not fiscally practical to ship LNG over 500 miles, there are tremendous regions in the country that are out of this range of existing fueling facilities. It is inevitable then that with growing popularity and implementation of LNG as a fuel source for an increasing number and type of vehicles, LNG stations will need to be constructed to keep up with the demand.
LNG construction of stations, storage facilities and support facilities, whether new or modified, necessitate an experienced company to take on this project. A company that specializes in the multiple facets of services needed to make the whole system safe and operational. Quality, highly experienced and qualified companies, like Fastech, are called in to handle the myriad responsibilities that are associated with this whole process.
Vital services undertaken by companies in the process of getting an LNG facility operational include Design and Engineering, Estimating, Equipment Certification and Testing, Permitting, Construction and Installation, Project Management, and Commission & Start Up. Other systems integral to safety, communications, alarms, and operational systems are also closely gauged and monitored.
All staff in the company, which include the superintendents, construction managers, and field crew technicians will have considerable knowledge of all current and pending ASME and NFPA regulations that are relevant to alternative fuel systems. They will be OSHA, ICC, and API certified, and maintain all certifications to install, start-up, and service alternative fuel system equipment.
Whether it’s traditional service station or alternative fuel stations, clients who need services of a leading company can be sure that the company recognizes safety is the highest priority, making regular checks and upgrades in systems to ensure all safety measures are functioning perfectly, and that all certifications and compliance records are kept right up to date.