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HHP Summit 2015 Speakers Announced

October 1, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2015, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Registrations for End-of-Month Meeting Discounted Until October 12

Organizers of HHP Summit 2015 have released the full line-up of speakers for the end-of-month event in Texas – and remind that discounts remain available for conference registration and hotels.
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HHP Summit in Dallas Oct. 27-29

September 23, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2015, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail, Technology, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Marine, Rail, Mining, Drilling, Pressure Pumping, Power Generation

Case studies, sterling speakers and a tour of a major liquefied natural gas production facility are among the attractions as organizers gear up for the 2015 Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, taking place October 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. updated October 21
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HHP Summit Expo Registration Open

July 13, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2015, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Access to High Horsepower Exhibition in Dallas Is Just $50

Organizers of HHP Summit 2015 have opened up expo hall registration for the event, which takes place October 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Registration has opened for the HHP Summit 2015 expo hall.

Registration has opened for the HHP Summit 2015 expo hall.

Access to the hall is just $50.

The HHP Summit series is hosted by HHP Insight publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

The High Horsepower (HHP) Summit is North America’s leading and most comprehensive showcase of natural gas solutions for marine, mining, rail, drilling, pressure pumping, and remote power generation, GNA says. It affords hands-on access to the latest natural gas engines, equipment, technology, fueling solutions, and more at the industry’s largest show!

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors.

HHP Summit 2015 schedule at a glance:

  • Tuesday, October 27: Off-site Tour and Pre-conference
  • Wednesday, October 28: Expo Hall Grand Opening 12:00pm ― 6:00pm
  • Thursday, October 29: Expo Hall Open 8:00am ― 3:00pm

Registration for the HHP Summit 2015 conference opened last month (HHP Insight, June 11). Conference registrations are discounted until October 23.

HHP Summit 2014 drew more than 1,500 people to New Orleans. Previous HHP Summits took place in Houston and Chicago.

HHP Summit 2015 Registration | HHP Summit 2015 exhibiting, sponsoring

HHP Summit 2015 interactive floor plan | HHP Summit 2015 agenda

HHP Summit 2015 Contacts

HHP Summit 2015 exhibiting, sponsoring, Tony Quist, 310-573-8564; [email protected]

GNA/HHP Summit, Kimberly Klonoski at 424-744-4481 or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]

HHP2015sponsors

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2015, being held October 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Source: GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHP Insight follow-up

GFS Adds Dual Fuel for Caterpillar 793Ds

June 25, 2015 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Mining, new products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘The Next Natural Step Is to Roll Out Additional Versions’

Florida’s GFS Corp has announced a new version of its Evo-MT 7930 liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel upfit kits – for Caterpillar 793D mine trucks.
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Canada’s NEE Offers Galileo Equipment

June 12, 2015 in CNG, Companies, E&P Operations, Industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Natural Gas Vehicles, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm with a Dozen Branches for Both LNG and CNG Equipment

Canada’s National Energy Equipment will handle the full line of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas equipment manufactured by Argentina’s Galileo.
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‘HDCNG’ for Mine Trucks in Australia

June 12, 2015 in CNG, Mining, new products, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mine Energy Solutions Claims Up to 90% Diesel Displacement on Caterpillar 789C
With Modified 3516B Engine and 5,000-psi Composite Fuel Cylinders from Quantum

Australia’s Mine Energy Solutions reports diesel displacement of up to 90% on trials of a Caterpillar 789C mine truck fitted with proprietary dual fuel modification gear. MES is using a fuel system trademarked HDCNG, for high density compressed natural gas. updated June 17

Caterpillar 789C HDCNG demonstration mine truck HDCNG fuel capsule prototype with Quantum cylinders.

Caterpillar 789C HDCNG demonstration mine truck HDCNG fuel capsule prototype with 26-inch-diamter Type IV Quantum cylinders.

MES is a joint venture of Queensland, Australia-based IntelliGas and multinational Sime Darby, which owns the Brisbane-based Caterpillar dealer Hastings Deering.

The MES modification for the Caterpillar 3516B engine is a true sequential port injection system, says U.S. IntelliGas partner John Mitton. The HDCNG system he says, uses 350 bar/5,000-psi fuel cylinders in lieu of the 200 bar/3,000-psi CNG tanks used elsewhere in Australia.

Cold, High-Pressure Gas

The combination of higher pressure, pre-chilling of the gas and other proprietary fill-boosting techniques allows nearly twice as much gas to be stored in the truck’s fuel cylinders, Mitton told HHP Insight. The IntelliGas pre-chilling technology is critical, he says, to prevent heat build-up during rapid fills.

MineEnergySolutions-logoLightweight 26-inch-diameter all-composite carbon fiber-on-polymer Type IV fuel cylinders for the HDCNG system are supplied by Quantum Technologies.

Quantum announced availability of new 640-liter, 5,000-psi tanks this week, stating that it’s shipped 100 units to a foreign-based virtual CNG pipeline customer. “The customer has a proprietary tank fill technology,” Quantum said. (In addition to equipment for operating mine trucks on natural gas, the MES package includes transfer of the gas to the mine, in HDCNG cylinders – the virtual pipeline principle.)

MES says that its “cutting-edge engine and fuel management technology” for the Cat 3516B has enabled diesel displacement of up to 95% on a dynamometer.

Diesel Tanker Trucks Could Be Displaced, Too

“Average diesel displacement in excess of 80% was achieved over the full range of drive cycle conditions simulated by the trials without loss of torque or power,” MES executive director Craig James said in a release.

Trials of the Cat 789C truck on a test track at Morayfield, north of Brisbane, showed up to 90% diesel displacement, MES says.

MES says it is focused exclusively on mining applications, “initially in Australia, and then internationally.” In central Queensland alone, the company says, “there is the potential to take as many as 8,000 diesel tanker trucks off the roads annually between the fuel depots at Mackay and Gladstone and mine sites to the west.”

‘An End-to-End Fuel Solution Never Before Experienced’

“The engine technology is innovative, can be retrofitted to existing mine fleets including dozers, wheel loaders and diesel shovels and integrated seamlessly with existing manned vehicles or autonomous mining machinery,” James said.

Mine Energy Solutions: big plans

Mine Energy Solutions: big plans

MES says it will offer mining companies “an end-to-end fuel solution never before experienced in the industry.

“Many major mine sites throughout Australia are relatively close to natural gas sources and/or gas transmission pipelines,” the firm says. “MES will source gas supplies, compress it to HDCNG, transport it to the mine and provide either automated or mobile re-fueling systems … a complete HDCNG supply chain.”

Easier to Handle than LNG

MES emphasizes that its HDCNG has approximately twice the energy density of conventional CNG and approximately 65% the energy density of liquefied natural gas. “It has less space and weight claim than CNG and none of the safety in handling and other issues that result from the cryogenic nature of LNG,” the company says.

MES proposes to mount HDCNG cylinders on the mine truck in four fuel cassettes, each containing two lightweight tanks. The cassettes would be robotically exchanged at the fueling station on both sides of the truck simultaneously in less than five minutes. “Alternatively,” the company says, an ‘in-pit’ mobile re-fueling service can be provided.”

The next step? In-mine deployment to for extensive reliability and operational trials “as a prelude to commercialization.”

The MES concept is for HDCNG cylinder cassettes, each with two 26-inch-diameter Quantum cylinders, to be robotically exchanged at a fueling station ‘in less than five minutes and on both sides of the truck simultaneously.’

The MES concept is for HDCNG cylinder cassettes, each with two 26-inch-diameter Quantum cylinders, to be robotically exchanged at a fueling station ‘in less than five minutes and on both sides of the truck simultaneously.’ Click here for video.

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Source: Mine Energy Solutions with HHP Insight follow-up

HHP Summit 2015 Registration Opens

June 11, 2015 in CNG, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2015, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Registration Discounts Available Until June 26

Organizers of the 2015 High Horsepower (HHP) Summit have opened registration for the event and are offering access to the exhibit hall and full conference for just $450 through June 26.
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GFS for Arch Coal: Ten More DF Trucks

March 6, 2015 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Kits for Komatsu 930Es for Wyoming’s Black Thunder Mine

Florida-based GFS Corp is to announce this coming week that Arch Coal in Wyoming will field ten more Komatsu 930E mine trucks with liquefied natural gas-diesel duel fuel systems.
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HHP Summit 2014 in New Orleans Wraps

October 9, 2014 in CNG, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2014, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third Annual Natural Gas for High Horsepower Event Concludes Today
Next Year’s HHP Summit Has Been Set for October 26-29, 2015 in Dallas

HHP Summit 2014 is wrapping up today at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
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GFS DF for Arch: Komatsu 930Es

October 7, 2014 in Dual Fuel, HHP Summit 2014, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four More Trucks to Join Two 830Es from Early 2014

Florida’s GFS Corp is announcing today that Arch Coal is converting nearly a quarter of its Komatsu haul truck fleet at its Black Thunder Mine in Wyoming to LNG-diesel dual fuel.
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