City of Porterville Public Works & Transit Departments
Porterville Corp. Yard CNG Facility
1/08 to 9/09; 5/15 to 8/16
Design CNG-fueling system with twin 250-SCFM compressor skids. System includes a hybrid design that features a two-hose public-access CNG dispenser with credit card payment terminal, as well as two separate 10-vehicle time-fill dispensing subsystems for overnight fueling, as well as a stub out for a future third time-fill subsystem, and each subsystem has a MicroMotion flow meter for tracking consumption by subsystem or department. An important part of the project scope was the upgrade of the electrical service and meter at the corporate yard, due to the added power requirements of the CNG system.
A cost-saving design improvement provided by Fuel Solutions was to relocate the CNG equipment and motor starters about 350’ closer to the electrical service vs. the preliminary location indicated by the City, which resulted in a substantial savings due to reduced footage for trenching, conduit and large power conductors.
The City of Porterville also hired Fuel Solutions to design an expansion of its CNG fueling facility in 2015, which included the addition of 20 new time-fill dispenser hoses and a photo-voltaic array that powers much of the city yard during daylight hours.