Argentina-based Agira announced the start-up of four-hose CNG dispensers in the country. This is “a significant milestone for the national fuel industry,” and “marks a step forward in the efficiency and versatility of the supply of natural gas, providing benefits to both individual users and transportation logistics,” the company said.
One of the pumps is operational at an Axion service station, strategically located on route 7 KM 953 in Las Catitas, province of Mendoza. The second is located at a Puma service station, at the intersection of route 6 and Boulevard Lavalle, in Campana, province of Buenos Aires. The latter is the first enabled in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA), marking a milestone in the innovation of CNG supply in the region.
Agira reported that what makes this type of dispenser unique is its ability to refuel a truck with 400m3 cylinders in an average record time of 8 minutes, depending on the capacity of the compressor.
The dispenser is equipped with four hoses, two with “high flow valve and NGV1 nozzle” and two with low flow, which makes it a highly efficient resource for refueling both private vehicles and heavy transport.
“This versatility optimizes the refueling position, ensuring an agile and efficient process. Customers expressed their satisfaction to the service station employees due to the noticeably better refueling time compared to other stations, which resulted in a significant improvement in their stop times for filling the tank,” Agira detailed.
“This technological achievement not only represents a significant advance in terms of CNG infrastructure, but also underlines Agira’s continued commitment to innovation and constant improvement of the user experience in the sector,” they added.