Aimed at with 5- to 12-litre truck engines, the new regulator comes from Parker's Instrumentation Products Division and was designed by the Veriflo Division.
Tamara Horne, of Parker Veriflo, says that the FM80 has been designed to withstand extreme variations in temperature, flow, vibration, supply pressure, and gas composition, setting a new standard in CNG fuel handling.
Most current gas handling systems, she says, comprise rubber-like diaphragm regulators, filters, sensors and solenoids plumbed together.
But Parker's FM80 features a metal piston-style regulator, coalescent filters, pressure sensors, a lock-off solenoid valve, heat exchanger and low-pressure relief valve, integrated in one compact body.
Other Parker components include hoses, fittings, seals, manual shut-off valve, check valves, receptacles and nozzles.
The complete CNG fuel system also exceeds industry standards for leakage and safety, she claims.
And she adds that it has been tested on a variety of engines and meets the flow and regulation specifications of all leading OEMs with CNG options.
"Natural gas is cleaner, more economical, and less toxic to the air and environment than diesel," comments Horne.
"Parker is proud to be the first manufacturer to offer a fully integrated, high-performance CNG fuel management system."