Compressed natural gas is a form of natural gas that even when under pressure will remain non-corrosive, odorless, and clear. It is a fuel that can be used in the place of gasoline and has many benefits over it. It is made by compressing natural gas, usually methane, into a form that occupies less than 1% of its volume in standard atmospheric pressure.
CNG has many advantages over traditional diesel fuel. To begin with, it is less expensive, typically about 60% less than diesel and about 40% less than gasoline. It is also eco-friendly, producing about 90% less emissions when compared to diesel. Vehicles that use CNG for fuel tend to have a longer lifespan when compared to vehicles which use gasoline. CNG engines also produce significantly less noise, reducing noise pollution. The majority of CNG is produced domestically within the United States or from Canada and Mexico.
When released into the air CNG will only become flammable when the mixture is within five to fifteen percent natural gas. When there is less than five percent, there is not enough gas for it to burn. When there is more than fifteen percent, there is not enough oxygen for it to burn. As natural gas is lighter than air it will quickly dissipate when released into the atmosphere. This makes CNG a rather safe option as a natural gas fuel source.
Ever since 2004, ET Environmental has been a leading force in the design and construction of CNG facilities. We have studied and assessed the various costs and economic feasibility of implementing CNG conversion on both a local and national level. ET Environmental is fully equipped and ready to partner with whomever requires help converting their facilities to CNG.
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