Baker Equipment to Unveil its Non-Interrupted Service (NIS) CNG Van Solution for NIMCO and DIMP Gas Utility Operations, at AGA Operations Conference, on May 24th in Nashville, TN

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Baker’s non-interrupted service (NIS) CNG Van Solution decreases costs associated with gas meter and customer supply line change-out operations by eliminating portable CNG tanks and trailers, while supporting the gas utility industry’s mission to promote natural gas as a clean, affordable, domestic motor fuel.

Baker CNG NIS Van Solution

The Baker NIS CNG Van Solution saves approximately 20-minutes per meter or coupling change-out. The savings add up very quickly.

Baker Equipment announces the first non-interrupted service (NIS) CNG van solution, with installed CNG fuel tank options of up to 65-GGE (8,125 cubic ft.) that fuel both the van and the customer premises, during meter and customer supply line change-outs.

Federal and state rules require gas utilities to regularly perform gas meter and customer supply line inspections and replacements. Gas utilities are transitioning to non-interrupted service (NIS) change-outs, to increase customer satisfaction, while reducing change-out cost and liability. Gas field service technicians now need vehicles with an on-board source of natural gas to fuel customer premises, during non-interrupted meter or supply line change-outs.

Baker’s NIS CNG Van Solution saves a significant amount of time during non-interrupted meter change-out (NIMCO) and supply line repairs arising from federal Distribution Integrity Management Programs (DIMP), by eliminating the need for separate CNG tanks and trailers. Skip Baker, president of Baker Equipment, said, "The Baker NIS CNG Van Solution saves approximately 20-minutes per meter or coupling change-out. The savings add up very quickly." Efficiency is improved by having a sufficient amount of onboard CNG, for use as both van motor fuel and for supplying customer premises during meter change-outs. Options include a NIS-specific van storage interiors and low-pressure natural gas hose connections to maintain a non-interrupted gas supply to customers, while using new meter bypass products, like the Mueller Co. DBS System.

The Baker CNG NIS Van Solution is compatible with selected GM and Ford full-size vans, in dedicated CNG or bi-fuel CNG engine systems, and with selected Quigley 4-wheel drive options.

Please see the Baker NIS CNG Van at AGA booth number 1509 and visit Mueller Co. at AGA booth number 1001.

Baker Equipment offers alternative fuel vehicle solutions for a broad range of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, with sales and service to help match fleet owners with proven, available, and certified AFV technology.

Ronn Jones
VP & General Manager - Baker Equipment
(800) 446-2610 x6870

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