Modernization of Gas Purifying System in Bus Methane Feed System

  • Yu. I. Moiseev
  • A. V. Popov
  • K. A. BadikovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The present paper considers a topical problem of a fuel feed system installed on a bus powered by methane gas, the problem c the consisting in a condensed substance in the cylinders. The main difficulty in solving this problem is that the condensed substance accumulated in the cylinders cannot be removed since the cylinders are mainly horizontally installed. Hence, the accumulated condensed substance cannot outflow from the cylinder. To remove the condensed substance from the cylinders one should release the compressed natural gas from the feed system, disconnect the cylinders, to clean them and then to connect and to fill them with gas. This is not a very efficient and cost-effective method to solve this problem. The comparison of the cylinder structure for the compressed natural gas with cylinders with a liquefied gas helps to find the way to eliminate the problem. It should be noted that the tube should fit a particular type of cylinder, located in parallel with the wall at the bottom to fully take the condensed substance from the cylinder. Along with that, after an already used cylinder or a new cylinder is upgraded, the marks should be made at the valve of the upper part and lower part of the cylinder. In case the cylinder has a wrong position, no condensed substance will be removed from it. The upgraded feed system allows one to prolong the period of regular technical maintenance of the cylinders, as well as to reduce the labor contribution in repair works and maintenance of the feed system.


Feed system Methane Condensed substance Cylinder Vapor-moisture extractor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute (Branch) of Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education Volgograd State Technical UniversityVolzhskyRussia
  2. 2.Volgograd State Technical UniversityVolgogradRussia

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