Luxfer Gas Cylinders is proud to be working with The Hardstaff Group’s patented OIGI® (Oil Ignition Gas Injection) combustion Dual Fuel technology that enables the same engine to burn both compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel fuel. CNG used in the exclusive Hardstaff system is contained in Luxfer carbon composite cylinders.
Hardstaff’s OIGI technology is used to convert diesel engines to Dual Fuel engines. The key benefit of Dual Fuel over a dedicated natural gas engine is that the high thermal efficiency level of the diesel engine is retained since it is the diesel injector that ignites the gas. Hardstaff’s Dual Fuel technology is comprised of natural gas fuel containment in Luxfer composite cylinders, a gas-injection system, a Dual Fuel engine control system and additional exhaust after-treatment that regulates emissions and significantly reduces all regulated tailpipe pollutants. The result is a unique system that precisely controls natural gas and diesel injection, thus providing extremely efficient fuel use, improved fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions and lower noise emissions—along with performance equivalent to that of the original diesel engine prior to conversion. The Hardstaff Dual Fuel system also permits 100% diesel operation in areas where natural gas is less readily available.
Hardstaff OIGI systems can be fitted to light-duty trucks and heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches. With the price of natural gas significantly less than diesel in many countries, the pay-back period for Dual Fuel conversion can be relatively short (depending on specific vehicle applications).
Dual Fuel technology is also totally compatible with bio-methane, a renewable, sustainable energy source that can double CO2 savings, yielding 32-40% lower CO2 emissions.
Luxfer is the selected cylinder partner for The Hardstaff Group in Europe and the exclusive distributor of OIGI Dual Fuel technology in France and Italy, as well as the selected cylinder partner for The Hardstaff Group’s North American distributor, BAF Technologies, a clean energy company.