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Worthington Industries Introduces Two New CNG Fuel System Products for Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Markets


COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worthington Industries’ Alternative Fuels business announced today two new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system products: an Above Frame Back of Cab and next-generation Top of Body system. These additions further expand one of the widest CNG fuel system portfolios in the medium and heavy-duty markets.

Worthington Above Frame Back of Cab
The new Worthington Industries Above Frame Back of Cab fuel system uses less space, sits closer to the cab and requires fewer cylinders to maximize fuel capacity.

Worthington Top of Body CNG
Designed for refuse vehicles, Worthington Industries’ next-generation Top of Body CNG fuel system is approximately 15 percent lighter and offers greater cylinder protection.

“Our new Above Frame Back of Cab and next-generation Top of Body units build on our history of designing innovative fuel systems for demanding environments,” said Wayne Powers, general manager of Alternative Fuels for Worthington Industries. “We’ve worked closely with customers to design systems based on route requirements and preferred truck chassis,” said Powers. “By matching the right fuel system and truck application, long-term benefits of CNG conversions are achieved.”

The Above Frame Back of Cab fuel system relies on Worthington’s patented vertical tank design, positioned to minimize system footprint. It takes up less frame space, sits closer to the cab and requires fewer cylinders to maximize fuel capacity. Designed for technician safety and straightforward maintenance, all valves are installed at the base of the system, which does not require service techs to leave the ground. Multiple system sizes offer capacity options from 62 to 103 Diesel Gallon Equivalent (DGE). For long-haul applications requiring ranges higher than 103 DGE, the system is compatible with other rail mount systems from Worthington to achieve over 200 DGE combined.

Replacing an existing design, the next-generation Top of Body CNG fuel system from Worthington is designed for refuse vehicles. With multiple mounting bracket options, the fuel system is compatible with a variety of different body and chassis designs. The system advancements deliver a simplified design that weighs approximately 15 percent less than the former product, while offering greater cylinder protection. Worthington offers the next generation Top of Body system in configurations of 60, 75, and 95 DGE.

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About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2017 fiscal year sales of $3.0 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America's premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for industrial gas and cryogenic applications, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil and gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 86 facilities in 11 countries.

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