Archive for the ‘Equipment’ Category

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Tube Trailer Acoustic Emission Testing

DOT pressures vessels (tubes) require periodic inspections to evaluate the integrity and safety of each vessel. After years of use over the land and sea, it is important that authorized holders of Requalification Identification Numbers (RIN) conduct a thorough... Read more
Manifold Inspection

Safe Inspection of Pressure Vessels

When is Disassembly Required? Owners and operators of high pressure gas distribution equipment, such as tube trailers and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs), are required to recertify the equipment’s DOT and UN pressure vessels every 5 to 10 years.  Depending... Read more
CNG Tube Trailer System

Building a Virtual Natural Gas Pipeline

FIBA Satisfies the CNG Conversion Needs of Remote Manufacturing Facilities   At businesses worldwide, natural gas continues to make significant inroads as a high-value energy resource for manufacturing and operations processes. Specifically, numerous factors related to natural gas —... Read more
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DOT UN Tube Fill Pressure

DOT Regulations – Pressure DOT UN tubes manufactured per DOT regulation and ISO standard 11120 shall be filled in accordance with 49 CFR Section 173.302b(b), which states:  “UN pressure receptacles filling limits.  A UN pressure receptacle is authorized for... Read more
Vehicle Powered by Natural Gas

An Overview of CNG Storage Options

Above: A natural gas storage facility located in Boston, Massachusetts. Expanded Applications and a Restructured Supply Chain Amid increasing costs, ongoing political instability in nations with the largest proven reserves, and mounting concerns about environmental impact, crude oil/petroleum and... Read more
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Tube Trailer Safety Enhancement

ABOVE: A bullplug designed with a shear-off valve (left) can help improve tube trailer safety and potentially avoid dangerous accidents (right). While the majority of tube trailers and skid containers already have a design that includes a rigid, protective... Read more