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Title: Method and apparatus for dispensing compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas to natural gas powered vehicles

Abstract

A fueling facility and method for dispensing liquid natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or both on-demand. The fueling facility may include a source of LNG, such as cryogenic storage vessel. A low volume high pressure pump is coupled to the source of LNG to produce a stream of pressurized LNG. The stream of pressurized LNG may be selectively directed through an LNG flow path or to a CNG flow path which includes a vaporizer configured to produce CNG from the pressurized LNG. A portion of the CNG may be drawn from the CNG flow path and introduced into the CNG flow path to control the temperature of LNG flowing therethrough. Similarly, a portion of the LNG may be drawn from the LNG flow path and introduced into the CNG flow path to control the temperature of CNG flowing therethrough.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175364
Patent Number(s):
6,899,146
Application Number:
10/435,166
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Bingham, Dennis A., Clark, Michael L., Wilding, Bruce M., and Palmer, Gary L. Method and apparatus for dispensing compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas to natural gas powered vehicles. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Bingham, Dennis A., Clark, Michael L., Wilding, Bruce M., & Palmer, Gary L. Method and apparatus for dispensing compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas to natural gas powered vehicles. United States.
Bingham, Dennis A., Clark, Michael L., Wilding, Bruce M., and Palmer, Gary L. Tue . "Method and apparatus for dispensing compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas to natural gas powered vehicles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175364.
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author = {Bingham, Dennis A. and Clark, Michael L. and Wilding, Bruce M. and Palmer, Gary L.},
abstractNote = {A fueling facility and method for dispensing liquid natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or both on-demand. The fueling facility may include a source of LNG, such as cryogenic storage vessel. A low volume high pressure pump is coupled to the source of LNG to produce a stream of pressurized LNG. The stream of pressurized LNG may be selectively directed through an LNG flow path or to a CNG flow path which includes a vaporizer configured to produce CNG from the pressurized LNG. A portion of the CNG may be drawn from the CNG flow path and introduced into the CNG flow path to control the temperature of LNG flowing therethrough. Similarly, a portion of the LNG may be drawn from the LNG flow path and introduced into the CNG flow path to control the temperature of CNG flowing therethrough.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
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