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Ariel's CNG compressors are derived from the same designs used in our field gas, process, and transmission services, and are intended to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This combination of advanced design and industry experience makes the Ariel compressor one of the most robust, continuous duty rated compressors in the CNG market.
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CNG is a fuel made by compressing natural gas or biogas to less than 1% of its volume. Once compressed, CNG is stored and distributed at a significantly lower cost than gasoline or diesel.
A choice of stroke lengths allows Ariel compressors to be operated at the rated RPM of the driver to maximize efficiency, reduce maintenance, and lower energy costs.
Many sizes of double acting and single acting cylinders give Ariel the ability to operate efficiently with suction pressures ranging from a slight vacuum to more than 750 psi. Normally configured in two to five stages, Ariel CNG compressors are used in refueling services to 4,500+ psi.
Typically, Ariel compressors are used in CNG services flowing from 125 (200) to 1,250 SCFM. Ariel compressors are currently running in CNG applications from 50 bhp to more than 1,200 bhp.
High pressure, forged steel cylinders with ion-nitride hardened bores and piston rods, combined with PEEK high-pressure piston rings result in less maintenance and an efficient, long-term operation.
A horizontal, balanced-opposed compressor design with a fully enclosed auxiliary drive assures a quiet, virtually vibration-free operation.
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In the last few years, Ariel Corporation has acquired a number of CNG-dedicated and bi-fuel (CNG + gasoline) vehicles with two ideas in mind: First, the fuel savings offered by CNG is still significant in comparison to diesel fuel even in light of recent drops in the price of petroleum. Secondly, Ariel, in its support of the expanded use of natural gas throughout the energy sector.
As Ohio's Utica shale is developed, one eastern Ohio Company is taking advantage of the environmental and financial paybacks provided through domestically extracted natural gas.
City of Dublin employees, alternative fuel industry representatives and local residents gathered on Thursday, June 28, 2012 to celebrate the official opening of Dublin’s first publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.