Linde North America has reported a successful trial of its
liquefied natural gas (LNG) mobile fueling unit. The Linde
mobile fueler allows customers to test the feasibility of using
LNG as an alternative to fuels such as diesel.
Linde worked with C Cross Transportation, a Mississippi-based
hauler with a fleet of more than 100 tractors, to set up the
fuel supply for an LNG tractor the company is testing in South
The Linde team managed the logistics, arranged the
installation, deployed the equipment and supplied the needed
"As a major hauler, we were eager to test whether using LNG
is feasible, and we are very pleased with the results," said
Harrison Cook, president of C Cross Transportation. "The
Linde team focused on safety and training, and made the process
simple for our site personnel, which gave them confidence in
their ability to manage the system. Based on experience to
date, we expect to expand the test going forward."
The growing cost differential between diesel and LNG can
make it an attractive option that provides good payback over
the lifetime of the trucks.
"This test demonstrates the simplicity of our LNG mobile
fueling system, and it highlights Linde's commitment to service
and safety," said Douglas Bell, another Linde North America
executive. "Our mobile fueler has generated a great deal
of interest at trade shows, and we are delighted to report this
positive experience from the field."
Linde operates cryogenic plants and makes several million
deliveries of cryogenic gases annually. It offers the
technologies, equipment, supplies and services for a
comprehensive LNG fueling solution, including producing and
servicing mobile and permanent LNG refueling
Linde is also applying this expertise to build its own
LNG-fueled fleet by converting existing vehicles to LNG and
purchasing new LNG-fueled tractors.