Agility Fuel Solutions, provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced the new fifth generation ProRail CNG fuel system. Since the ProRail family of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems was introduced in 2016, it has been used in a wide variety of demanding applications, and powers tens of thousands of commercial fleet vehicles on the road, according to Agility.
With fuel capacity options ranging from 30-60 diesel gallons equivalent (DGE), and the ability to be installed on one or both sides of the vehicle, the ProRail can be configured to meet a wide range of fuel capacity requirements. The ProRail is lightweight and durable, utilizing carbon fiber composite TUFFSHELL ACF Type 4 CNG cylinders.
Agility’s engineers minimized the ProRail’s impact on frame rail space, reducing the length of the system by 10 inches. This reduction in length, combined with the Drop & Go mounting brackets allows fleet managers maximum flexibility when configuring vehicle layout, Agility noted.
The ProRail is 30-pounds lighter than the previous generation ProRail. Agility’s integrated Fuel Management Module (FMM), now standard on the ProRail, provides a fast-fill receptacle for up to 13% faster refueling, a de-fueling receptacle, and ignition disconnect fuel caps.
The Agility BlueiQ Smart Gauge is also now standard equipment on the ProRail. The range-anxiety reducing feature provides real-time fuel economy, fuel level, and distance to empty. BlueiQ’s Eco Mode and Driver Feedback help drivers manage fuel economy and avoid unplanned stops. A suite of tools, including Cummins INSITE and Connected Diagnostics, can be integrated with most major telematics providers to support data-driven fleet management.
With BlueiQ now standard on the ProRail, the system comes with built-in temperature sensors that provide early warning of potential thermal events, in addition to other features such as Agility’s patented integrated bumper bar providing side-impact protection.
The ProRail’s OEM-quality painted aluminum covers can be matched to any fleet’s color requirements, and optional integrated side steps can be fitted to suit a wide variety of vehicles. And, like the generation before it, the ProRail can be combined with Agility’s ProCab behind-the-cab CNG fuel systems for added fuel capacity and range.
“We know how essential frame rail space is for our fleet clients,” says Eric Bippus, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Our team worked very hard to decrease the footprint of the ProRail CNG fuel system, and to leverage Agility’s Drop & Go mounting bracket systemfor ease of installation. Additionally, we have also included our Fuel Management Module and BlueiQ Smart Gauge as standard equipment on all ProRail systems”.