American Power Group - Model V5000 - Dual Fuel Turbocharged Natural Gas
American Power Group’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged Natural Gas Technology has met specific design, componentry, and emission compliance criteria set forth by new EPA Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion regulations. The APG Dual Fuel System is a patented non-invasive upgrade technology that seamlessly displaces a large percent of diesel fuel consumption with natural gas (CNG or LNG) while maintaining the ability to return to 100% diesel operation at any time. This flexibility empowers the fleet owner to enjoy favorable dual fuel savings with diesel-like performance today while at the same time providing a safety net to return to original diesel engine operation as a hedge against future unknown risks. No other natural gas fueling system delivers this much freedom of choice at the lowest total cost of ownership.
The APG Dual Fuel hardware configuration does not change any of the OEM diesel engine components. Our read-only Engine Controller Module (“ECM”) monitors and ensures OEM system parameters are always within performance specifications (ie: oil pressure coolant temp, exhaust gas temp, manifold air pressure, diesel fuel pressure, etc).
The APG Dual Fuel Controller will not allow natural gas (CNG or LNG) to flow unless the base engine parameters are within standard operating range, which means it starts and idles on diesel only. The APG Dual Fuel System is a negative pressure system, which utilizes the conventional diesel engine governor to reduce diesel fuel usage as the higher energy value of natural gas and air is recognized at the point of the compression flash-point.
The OEM diesel engine control system remains unchanged by APG’s Dual Fuel System. If the engine parameters are not within standard operating ranges, the APG Dual Fuel System automatically turns off the source of natural gas and seamlessly returns the engine back to 100% diesel fuel operation. Also, if the natural gas fuel supply is depleted, the system automatically returns to 100% diesel fuel operation, alleviating any “range anxiety” as exhibited in dedicated natural gas fuel systems.
- Non-Invasive Technology
- EPA Approved
- Annual Fuel Savings (15% - 30%)
- No Increase in Maintenance Costs
- Typical Payback: 12-18 Months
- Favorable Trade-In Options
- No Loss of Power/Torque
- CNG or LNG
- Lower Emissions
- Transition Back to 100% Diesel Anytime