M.E.S.’ haul truck fuel packs utilise HDCNG® proprietary gas cylinder filling technology to achieve energy densities approximately double that of conventional CNG storage systems, and approaching two thirds of the density of LNG without the operational complexity and cost of LNG cryogenic storage and handling. This enables mine trucks to achieve high levels of diesel displacement whilst carrying sufficient fuel on board for a full work shift and not adversely affecting payload.
M.E.S.’ HDCNG® mine truck dual fuel technology has been developed to achieve sufficient fuel storage quantities on board the machine for a full work shift of up to 12 hours. In mine haul trucks, a slimline diesel fuel tank (and if required a slimline hydraulic oil tank) replaces the existing tanks allowing for the introduction of HDCNG® Fuel Packs for the storage of gas on the machine.
All conversion work is undertaken in a designated work area within the mine site. The work area will be fully compliant and registered as required by the relevant jurisdiction. M.E.S. will ensure that the work complies with all relevant safety requirements with relevant certifications of conformity issued.
The conversion process is relatively simple, non-invasive and is designed to complement and not replace existing systems in these technically advanced engines.