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Safely Working on CNG Fuel Systems   Leave a comment

Working on a CNG vehicle fuel system

Working on a CNG vehicle fuel system

 

Repairing and maintaining a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system – with flammable gas and working pressures of 3,600 psi or more, can be safe if you understand and follow the rules.

CNG pressure zones determine to depressurize or defuel.

CNG pressure zones determine to depressurize or defuel.

 Read the full post here. . . 

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My Mentors Rock!   2 comments

As 2014 comes to a close, I’d like to thank the special people who have either supported me in some way, or taught me new skills or life lessons. These are folks that really rock, and deserve some recognition.

My You Rock Awards for 2014

Wayne Yoshida tech writer YOSH ROCKS

I report to Yosh Coy at Agility Fuel Systems. I always learn something new from him each time we have a conversation. Yosh has an incredible depth of knowledge on LNG and CNG technology. Yosh rocks!

David Crowley You Rock 2014

Dave Crowley is a technical instructor at the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi). His session on CNG inspections were informative and included plenty of hands-on demonstrations during the class.

wayne yoshida tech writer Sabrina Dodd - You Rock 2014

wayne yoshida tech writer Jamie Johnson - You Rock 2014

Sabrina Dodd and Jamie Johnson, both from the NGVi, deserve special recognition for their support and customer care before, during and after the NGVi classes in Long Beach, CA.

wayne yoshida tech writer Paul Pate You Rock 2014

Paul Pate (then training manager at NGVi), lead an excellent class on natural gas vehicle technology – from the fuel storage cylinders to the exhaust tailpipe, his session was interesting and informative.

Here is an update on Paul: Paul now has two careers, first joining a family business called CNG Elite Inspection Services, an inspection and compliance company for CNG vehicles and is also the Technical Training Director at Automotive Research and Design (AR&D) and Panoptic Training.

Here’s a Look at Past Winners of the You Rock Awards

2013

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A special award goes to Colleen Jones, then a counselor at the Orange County, CA One Stop Center. Colleen presented her views and explained how the applicant tracking systems (ATS) in widespread use work. Learning about these systems proved to be a huge asset in my job search toolbox. Colleen is now the Human Resource & Talent Acquisition Leader at Go Rentals, Inc. Click here to see the original special award post.

wayne yoshida tech writer Rock Awards 2013

Debra Faris is a career coach and LinkedIn expert. She is known as “Ms. LinkedIn.”

Greg Johnson is a career coach, his company is called Above the Rim Executive Coaching.

Sven Johnston is Partner Sr VP Business Development at GigaSavvy, an advertising agency with a core focus on search engine optimization (SEO).

Ted Robison is now retired and enjoying life. But he is still leading workshops on LinkedIn, and is known as “Mr. Link-Me-In.”

These four talented experts taught me how to optimize my LinkedIn profile for maximum effectiveness. It must have worked, since LinkedIn said I am among the Top One Percent most viewed profiles in 2012.

Take a look at my other LinkedIn Publish posts for more information on careers, technology and other things.

A Quick Look at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo 2014 / NGV Global 2014 Tradeshow in Long Beach, CA   Leave a comment

kh6wz - 2014 Top 20 award

 

Today’s lead photo — an award we received…. The Agility Fuel Systems 116 DGE CNG Fuel System won a Top 20 Award from Heavy Duty Trucking – see more on the HDT website.

 

IMG_8724 - kh6wz Agility Fuel Systems booth location

 

 

Our excellent booth location made it easy for visitors to find us. . . .

 

kh6wz - Luis Salem John Kelter DTNA

 

Left: Luis Salem, VP Marketing and Sales, explains the features and advantages of the new Agility Fuel Systems behind the cab (BTC) CNG fuel system to John Keltner of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

 

IMG_8704 - kh6wz - gas prices vs cng

 

I wish regular gas is less than $4 per gallon. I paid four-something per gallon last week filling my Prius . . .

And perhaps the biggest buzz on the show floor was the reaction to this news release we issued during the ACT show. . . 

And this one, too. . . 

 

 

Fed by Agility Fuel Systems: Ryder Systems Trucks   Leave a comment

An article in Fleets and Fuels says, “…30 compressed natural gas-fueled trucks for Saddle Creek in Texas (and one in Louisiana), and 55 liquefied natural gas-fueled trucks for Blu in Utah and Georgia…”

Read the complete story here.

I really like the photo of the CNG truck being fueled – you can see the Agility Fuel Systems Fuel Management Module (FMM) in the picture. . .

Click here to see what I mean. . . 

Fed by Agility Fuel Systems: Kenworth T660s for Paper Transport   Leave a comment

Great announcement from Paper Transport in Green Bay, WI, USA. Nice mention of the Agility Fuel Systems and how their natural gas fleet is both cost-effective and clean. Click here to see the story….

Fed by Agility Fuel Systems: $107 Million Worth of MCI CNG Commuter Coach Buses   Leave a comment

No, not the long distance phone company. MCI is Motor Coach Industries in Schaumburg, IL USA.

MCI recently won an order for 84 of their CNG buses ($107.4 million) from New Jersey Transit.

Take a look at the beautiful buses made by MCI, powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas fed via Agility Fuel Systems.

More CNG news is posted at NGV Today, go to www.ngvtoday.org to subscribe.

A Whole Bunch of Interesting News Items   Leave a comment

I came across these interesting tid-bits and trivia, and decided to share them here

Toyota Texas Produces 1 Millionth Truck
A million of anything is a lot. This Toyota plant is in the USA and keeping folks working

Batmobile 1989 Runs on CNG
Compressed Natural Gas in a great application!

Utah Speed Limit – 80 MPH
Don’t you wish you were driving over there?

Volvo’s Hamster is Cooler than Kia’s Hamsters
Story about a single hamster driving a giant truck. Volvo’s hamster is real, Kia’s hamsters are fake.