2016MY Plans to Include Additional CARB Certified Dedicated CNG System

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Additional announcements for Landi Renzo USA at the ACT Expo in Dallas this week include plans for release of a CARB certified dedicated CNG system on the 2016MY Ford F-250/350 6.2L pickup/bed delete/cab chassis.

The addition of this new platform in the company’s U.S. portfolio is significant; enabling Landi Renzo to provide a <14,000 GVWR pickup and cab chassis solution in CARB regulated states, including our home state of California. The dedicated 6.2L platform will add to Landi’s extensive CARB certified list of products that include the Ford F-450/550, F-650, E-450 cutaway, F-53/59 stripped chassis and multiple GM 6.0L engine offerings.

Looking ahead to the 2016MY Ford commercial platforms, we’re excited for this new option and to be the only Ford QVM with both dedicated and bi-fuel solutions for the Super Duty F-250/350 and F-450/550 chassis” says Marc San Paolo, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Landi Renzo USA. He continues “Having another dedicated CNG solution for fleets operating in CARB states is huge for us. The plans for a CARB certified F250/350 system coupled with numerous cylinder configurations, will give vehicle acquisition decision makers the confidence that LRUSA has all the answers to meet their alternative fuel needs.

Landi Renzo USA is a Ford QVM – Qualified Vehicle Modifier and stands ready to supply CNG-capable Ford pick-up, chassis cab, and service body trucks through its Ship-thru offerings available to Ford dealers, as well as their qualified QVM installation network.

Our Most Technologically Advanced Electronic Pressure Regulator (EPR), for Sale in the U.S. Market. 

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With the opening of the 2015 ACT Expo in Dallas, Landi Renzo USA has announced plans to release our most technologically advanced Electronic Pressure Regulator (EPR) for sale in the U.S. market.

Our regulator, one of the most innovative natural gas regulators in the industry, will yield the following advantages over the traditional mechanical style regulator commonly used in the industry.

Electronic Pressure Regulator Advantages and Main Characteristics:

  • Electronic control of optimal output pressure depending on specific engine and/or ambient conditions
  • Works with Natural Gas and supports the flow rates required for HD applications
  • Cold Start performances are vastly improved compared to a mechanical regulator
  • Compact single-stage design for improved vehicle packaging
  • Inherently reliable in cold conditions due to complete elimination of rubber parts
  • No heating required. An optional heater for freezing protection of other rubber-based  system parts (e.g. fuel injector O-ring seals, hose seals etc.) is available upon request
  • Closed loop control of output pressure with high dynamic response and no performance drift over the entire life-span
  • Extended range (or equivalent fuel saving in tank cost) compared to a standard mechanical pressure regulator obtained by further sensing and compensation at low CNG storage pressure
  • Proprietary software for control and diagnostic, integrated electronic control box, simple communication with the engine control system via vehicle CAN bus
  • Extensive validation (OEM specifications)

We are releasing a piece of innovative technology that will deliver immediate and tangible benefits to our customers by virtually eliminating several limitations affecting the conventional systems” says Marco Genova, Vice President of Engineering for Landi Renzo USA. “Our customers will be pleased with the new standard of performance achievable with the Electronic Pressure Regulator, in particular during cold engine starts at very low ambient temperature, with the compact packaging and the level of integration achievable with the engine and vehicle control system.

Plans for a phased in approach to existing products will include introduction of the EPR on the 2016MY Ford F450/550 6.8L V10. Introduction to additional platforms will follow.

To learn more about the advantages of the Landi Renzo EPR, contact us at info@landiusa.com. A webinar will be scheduled at a later date for a comprehensive overview of the EPR’s features and benefits. Estimated availability October 2015.