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What to consider when applying CNG and LNG


    Overy the years, new applications for natural gas are emerging in the industrial, retail and transportation sector. Natural gas began millions of years ago as organic matter.

    Over the millennia, decomposition and high pressure converted this organic matter into methane, pockets of which remain trapped under the earth until extracted through a variety of processes. Once the gas has been retrieved and refined, it is usually converted into one of two forms: compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas. Although these different versions come from essentially the same place, the distinctions are significant.

    CNG is methane that, through a multi-stage process, has been compressed to less than one percent of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. LNG, while still composed of methane, undergoes a much more complex cryogenic process in which it is cooled to a temperature of around -162 degrees Celsius, bringing it to a liquid state at which it occupies 1/600th of its gaseous state volume at standard atmospheric pressure.

    When considering a natural gas product for your business, it’s always best to take into account which type will work best with your fleet, your company’s existing infrastructure and your cost tolerance. For more information on CNG and more CNG Kits related knowledge, please contact Jiaxing Lineng Autogas Equipment Co., Ltd.