Designed for the home with quietness in mind, the motor and compressor are carried on a separate rubber mounted sub-frame, resulting in little or no vibration and less noise. The system should produce no more noise than a normal split system air conditioner, says OES CNG.
The system is designed to alert the householder to notify the manufacturer when routine or other maintenance is required. In contrast to some overseas home CNG refuelling stations, which need to be returned to the factory for routine servicing, OES CNG has designed the system for onsite servicing.
Mix for the market
The traditional markets for CNG vehicles are urban buses and forklifts, but OES CNG sees a “big future” for urban deliveries, taxis, tradesmen and private commuters. As such, the range to be brought to market includes two domestic models and two commercial units. The domestic units will have a capacity of 6 cubic metres per hour (m3/h) – equivalent to 6.6 litres of petrol – with one unit to be a standard slow-fill unit and the other to have some internal storage capacity to provide a partial boost (rapid) fill. The light commercial units will have compression capacities of 10 and 13 m3/h respectively and will both have internal storage capacity.