Worthington Industries Introduces Type 3 Rail Mount CNG Fuel System
Worthington Industries announced the addition of a new type 3 rail mount CNG fuel system to its alternative fuel systems business. With only five unique parts, the Worthington says it is the lightest fuel system on the market. It is designed to improve fuel economy and increase payload, reducing fleet total cost of ownership.
“Weight means something different for each fleet and for some, it can make or break profitability,” said Wayne Powers, general manager of the alternative fuel systems business for Worthington Industries. “For others, it’s a fuel economy factor. This system, built with input from truck OEMs, installers and fleet owners, achieves both objectives.”
Worthington’s Type 3 Rail Mount employs truck OEM factory-installed brackets to hold an aluminum cylinder, similar to the fit and finish of a diesel tank. Additionally, truck OEM factory-installed steps provide standard driver ingress and egress. At 27 inches width off of the frame rail, the fuel system provides a similar width profile to diesel trucks, reducing the likelihood of clipping objects on turns.
The system makes its debut as seven units roll out of Worthington’s Salt Lake City facility this month, headed to Arcadia, California to join a fleet of trucks operated by Food Express, Inc., a for-hire transportation company specializing in dry bulk food commodities.
Worthington’s fuel systems are assembled in Salt Lake City, Utah with cylinders certified to NGV2 and FMVSS 304 and systems certified to NFPA 52 and CSA B109.