Chart is the world's leading supplier of LNG vehicle fuel systems and we've used our core technologies to develop fuel systems for hydrogen powered vehicles.
Reducing Vehicle Emissions
Using natural gas to fuel vehicles reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30% versus conventional liquid fuels. In developing a solution for hydrogen fueled heavy haulage vehicles Chart is driving decarbonisation even further.
LNG Tank Specifications
Chart's LNG vehicle fuel systems support modern spark-ignite and dual-fuel compression-ignition engines. We developed them in collaboration with the leading truck and bus manufacturers and Chart is the brand of choice for major LNG vehicle OEMs.
Inner and outer vessels manufactured from austenitic stainless steel
Steel and brass plumbing components
Single and dual tank configurations available
Longest hold time in the industry
Standard, bonus and lite versions available - Chart's automotive application engineers can configure a system for any application and provide total project support, from initial design to product launch and beyond
LNG for high horsepower
LNG is an optimal fuel for heavy-duty vehicles requiring significant fuel capacity. LNG is vaporized during engine operation using the engine’s cooling system. A pressure regulator controls the delivery of gas to the vehicle’s engine and maintains a constant pressure. The systems consist of one, or more, super-insulated fuel tanks, ensuring long-time, on-board storage and loss-free operation.
Debunking the myths
LNG systems are lighter and more compact than even the most modern CNG system.
Proprietary Chart Vacuum Technology™ remains durable for years without maintenance. There are no annual inspection requirements or time limits on service life.
Safety is paramount - single hose fill, patented over-fill protection, automatic pressure control and relief, automatic fuel shut-off.
US & European manufacturing
Tanks are manufactured in the US and Europe in accordance with applicable international design codes and quality standards. Markets served with national approvals include:
All - IATF 16949; US - SAE J2343, NFPA 52, CA Title 13, TRRC; Europe - UN ECE R110; Russia - GOST; Australia - AS1210; Korea - KGS; Japan - JGA, KHK; India - PESO
Hydrogen fuel systems
Combining our expertise as the world leader in LNG vehicle fuel systems and liquid hydrogen storage to develop HLH2 horizontal liquid hydrogen storage system for the next generation of clean fueled vehicles. Products are covered by multiple granted US and European patents, as well as applications pending approval.
Chart supplied our first shore to ship bunkering station in 2003 and we continue to design and build the infrastructure required to fuel increased numbers of natural gas fueled ships on global waterways. As well as dedicated bunkering terminals we also incorporate bunkering modules into small-scale import terminals, such as the one at Klaipeda, Lithuania, and our bunkering terminals often also provide natural gas for other functions, such as power and vehicle fueling.
LNG Ship Fueling Systems
Chart has supplied fueling systems for vessels of all sizes including Francisco, the world's fastest ferry and a fleet of river barges in China. Our bespoke fueling solutions minimize onboard storage and deliver the optimized volume of natural gas to the ship’s engines:
Complete project scope including engineering, manufacturing and commissioning
Equipment includes cryogenic storage tanks, bunkering interface, vacuum insulated pipe and vaporizers
Marine classification in accordance with internationally recognized codes, including DNV, LRS, BV, ABS & USCG
Solutions for coastal and inland vessels
LNG Rail Fueling
Through Chart LNG technology, natural gas as a fuel for locomotives is now a reality. In 2017 Florida East Coast Railway announced it was the first North American railroad to adopt natural gas for its entire line-haul locomotive fleet and the key to the fueling is a Chart designed and built LNG tender, which feeds twin locomotives for up to 900 miles of heavy haulage service. As the first of its kind, design safety is absolutely paramount and the cryogenic tender car was extensively modeled to withstand worst-case side impact and derailment scenarios.
Versatility of Hydrogen
Learn more about how Chart is at the forefront of the energy transition to hydrogen.
Hydrogen Fuel Tanks
Chart used 2021's ACT Expo in Long Beach, CA to launch our onboard liquid hydrogen (HLH2) fuel system for heavy-duty trucks to meet growing global demand for a variety of fuel cell and internal combustion engine applications.
The product is fully engineered, manufactured and tested in-house and combines decades of experience in onboard LNG fuel systems and liquid hydrogen fuel storage.
Similar to comparing LNG with its compressed counterpart CNG, liquid hydrogen storage is roughly half the size and weight of comparable H35 or H70 compressed hydrogen storage tanks and makes liquid hydrogen fueling ideally suited to heavier loads and longer ranges.
Just like conventional diesel tanks, Chart's liquid hydrogen fuel tanks can be side mounted and dual-side mounted to increase vehicle range. Other configurations according to customer requirements are available on request.
Chart explains how LNG can provide energy security, independence, access and resiliency.
First published in Gasworld US, November 2022.
Liquid Hydrogen Test Facility in Minnesota
As part of the roadmap to use more LH2,
Chart opened a dedicated cryogenic hydrogen test facility in June 2021. This demonstrates Chart’s commitment to the clean energy future,
moving forward with hydrogen.
LNG as a fuel for railway locomotives
Since 2017 a fleet of 13 Chart engineered and built tenders have been fueling natural gas driven locomotives on the Jacksonville to Miami freight route.
LNG Marine Fueling - Fleet of river barges
Chart LNG systems fuel a fleet of barges operating on China's Yangtze river.
LNG Marine Fueling - High Speed Catamaran
A Chart LNG system fuels the world's fastest high speed ferry.
The Energy Update-Q3, 2022
Newsletter bringing you the latest developments in Chart's clean energy solutions.
HLH2 Vehicle Tanks
Chart's liquid hydrogen-powered vehicles.
LH2 Hydrogen Fuel Station
For fueling OTR Trucks, Mine Haul, Marine and more.
LNG Fuel Tanks-Europe
Spec sheet for LNG vehicle fuel tanks manufactured in Europe.
LNG Fuel Tanks-US
Spec sheet for LNG vehicle fuel tanks manufactured in US.
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of carbon dioxide emissions prevented
Driving for cleaner skies
Drivers fueling with LNG instead of diesel at one of Europe's 100 Chart built stations have prevented more than 17 million kgs of CO2 emissions.
Vehicle Fueling Systems
Chart's LNG vehicle fuel systems support modern spark-ignite and dual-fuel compression-ignition engines and we're developing liquid hydrogen solutions for the next generation of clean fueled vehicles.