Fred Marks   (414) 477-9697    fred.marks@amerigas.com1         www.amerigas.com
AmeriGas – Who are we?    Why Autogas?    Autogas Economics $$$$    Autogas Infrastructure Overview    Fuel Dispensers for...
AmeriGas Overview    Nation’s Largest Propane Provider    Since 1959 (parent company-UGI-125 yrs)    Service all 50 states...
Safe, Responsive, Reliable     3,000+ delivery vehicles     175+ Outside Sales Representatives     24/7 Live Customer Serv...
AmeriGas Autogas Focus    Converting Internal Vehicles    Supporting Clean Cities Initiatives    Educating/Mentoring Fleet...
Why Propane Autogas?     The most widely available alternative fuel in the       United States.     The 3rd most widely us...
Why Propane Autogas?     Low cost for fueling infrastructure and vehicle       conversions.     Significant environmental ...
Economics    (wholesale price comparison 2007 -2010)       $4.5000       $4.0000       $3.5000       $3.0000       $2.5000...
Economics $$$     Ø   Fleet Operating Savings          $10 to $15K /vehicle over life            •   Fuel Cost            ...
Autogas Infrastructure      Propane Dispensers cost as little as $15,000      Propane Dispensers can be installed within w...
Autogas Infrastructure      AmeriGas may provide infrastructure with fuel supply agreement      Propane stations have smal...
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Considerations     Type of Conversion     Fleet Size     Electrical Service     Reporting Requirements     Convenience Opt...
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Traditional Dispenser Applications                        Best for:                           Mowers                      ...
Traditional Pump Designs     Fuels Motor from Tank Pressure     Less Restrictions in Tank Filler     Valve     Smaller Pum...
Fuel Pump Inside Vehicle Tank     Filler Valve Restrictions     Higher Differential Pressure Required     Faster Filling f...
Higher Differential Pressure Required     7.5 hp Motor     220 volt 3 phase     33 GPM @ 150 psid     Faster Filling for L...
Heavy Duty Industrial        Design     Low Maintenance,        Heavy Duty        Aluminum     Self Contained     Fueling ...
Will Not Release Product If Not         Attached to Tank     Easy, Threaded Connection –        Gas Tight Seal     Squeeze...
Easy to Read – Reset        Electronic Digital Register        Head     Simple Push Button Control21
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Converts Single Phase to 3 Phase        Service     Lower Installation Costs     Improved Motor Efficiency     Reduced Ele...
Remote Top Mounted       Register Head     Start/Stop from        Register Head     Pulse Capable for        Fleet        ...
Counterbalanced for Ease of Handling     Eliminates Winding Hose for In-door Storage     Improves Ease of Operation in Col...
For Use With Hose Retraction        System     Prevents Tampering26
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CLEAN FUELING TECHNOLOGIES     DISPENSER OPTIONS      PRO 6100 Series   PRO 7200 Series   Gilbarco Self Serve             ...
Who’s keeping watch over your fuel?     Who’s keeping watch over your fuel?29
Field #   OBD Data Field                  Example Data       1         Maximum Engine Coolant              800 ºF         ...
Schwan’s Foods Home Service      Application            Schwans Home Service runs the largest propane                autog...
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Autogas Fueling Infrastructure             Conclusion      New infrastructure is less expensive         and easier to inst...
Thank You     Fred Marks   (414) 477-9697      fred.marks@amerigas.com34           www.amerigas.com
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Presented by Fred Marks, AmeriGas, on February 22, 2012, at the Propel with Propane Workshop hosted by Wisconsin Clean Cities.

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Infrastructure for Propane Vehicles

  1. 1. Fred Marks (414) 477-9697 fred.marks@amerigas.com1 www.amerigas.com
  2. 2. AmeriGas – Who are we? Why Autogas? Autogas Economics $$$$ Autogas Infrastructure Overview Fuel Dispensers for Fleet Vehicles Fuel Management Systems2 Conclusions
  3. 3. AmeriGas Overview Nation’s Largest Propane Provider Since 1959 (parent company-UGI-125 yrs) Service all 50 states 1,000 locations; 9,000 employees Over 2.4 million customers, 1.5 billion gallons Residential Commercial / Industrial Motor Fuel (Forklifts) Agriculture Transport AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange – Grill Cylinders Autogas Safe, Reliable, Responsive - Stability3
  4. 4. Safe, Responsive, Reliable 3,000+ delivery vehicles 175+ Outside Sales Representatives 24/7 Live Customer Service Assured Supply Staff of 60 in Houston, TX PTI Fleet: 150 tractors, 470 trailers, 180 railcars and 300 transports Largest common carrier fleet operator for propane in the United States AmeriGas Commitment ü Trucks ü Tanks ü Railcars ü Allocation ü Local Districts to Serve Your Needs4
  5. 5. AmeriGas Autogas Focus Converting Internal Vehicles Supporting Clean Cities Initiatives Educating/Mentoring Fleet Customers Financial Assistance Available Grant Writing Capabilities Supplier Alliances5
  6. 6. Why Propane Autogas? The most widely available alternative fuel in the United States. The 3rd most widely used engine fuel in the world. More than 15,000,000 on-road vehicles worldwide use propane as an engine fuel. Expanded EPA & CARB certified vehicle choices. Reduced fuel and maintenance costs vs. traditional fuels. Reduced dependence on foreign oil.6
  7. 7. Why Propane Autogas? Low cost for fueling infrastructure and vehicle conversions. Significant environmental advantages over traditional refined fuels. Domestically produced fuel with large US storage and availability for future generations. High performing fuel (104 octane rating) Stable and safe fuel with over 90 years of use in the USA7
  8. 8. Economics (wholesale price comparison 2007 -2010) $4.5000 $4.0000 $3.5000 $3.0000 $2.5000 $2.0000 $1.5000 $1.0000 $0.5000 $- Jun-07 Jun-08 Jun-09 Jun-10 Apr-07 Aug-07 Dec-07 Feb-08 Apr-08 Aug-08 Dec-08 Feb-09 Apr-09 Aug-09 Dec-09 Feb-10 Apr-10 Aug-10 Oct-07 Oct-08 Oct-09 Diesel Gasoline Propane8
  9. 9. Economics $$$ Ø Fleet Operating Savings $10 to $15K /vehicle over life • Fuel Cost • Floating Cost with a Fixed Margin • Fixed (Contracted) Pricing • Maintenance (30% less) • Extended Vehicle Life (2-3 Years) • Incentives, potential Federal, State and Local9
  10. 10. Autogas Infrastructure Propane Dispensers cost as little as $15,000 Propane Dispensers can be installed within weeks Propane flow rates similar to gasoline at 10-15 gallons per minute Tank storage sizes range from 500 – 30,000 gallons Standard Fuel Mgmt programs and card reader systems available10
  11. 11. Autogas Infrastructure AmeriGas may provide infrastructure with fuel supply agreement Propane stations have small footprint (many can fit within a standard parking space) Storage systems can be underground and above ground11
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  13. 13. Considerations Type of Conversion Fleet Size Electrical Service Reporting Requirements Convenience Options13
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  15. 15. Traditional Dispenser Applications Best for: Mowers Forklifts Motor Homes Small Engine Traditional Tank Designs BBQ Cylinders 100# Cylinders15
  16. 16. Traditional Pump Designs Fuels Motor from Tank Pressure Less Restrictions in Tank Filler Valve Smaller Pump Less Differential Pressure 3 hp Motor 220 volt Single Phase 17 gpm @ 75psid16
  17. 17. Fuel Pump Inside Vehicle Tank Filler Valve Restrictions Higher Differential Pressure Required Faster Filling for Large Fleets17
  18. 18. Higher Differential Pressure Required 7.5 hp Motor 220 volt 3 phase 33 GPM @ 150 psid Faster Filling for Large Fleets18
  19. 19. Heavy Duty Industrial Design Low Maintenance, Heavy Duty Aluminum Self Contained Fueling Experience Similar to Gasoline19
  20. 20. Will Not Release Product If Not Attached to Tank Easy, Threaded Connection – Gas Tight Seal Squeeze Handle Latch Low Emission Release Longer Nozzle for Recessed Openings Positive Environmental Impact20 No Ground Contamination
  21. 21. Easy to Read – Reset Electronic Digital Register Head Simple Push Button Control21
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  23. 23. Converts Single Phase to 3 Phase Service Lower Installation Costs Improved Motor Efficiency Reduced Electrical Consumption Slow Start Up Controls Speed for Max Pump Performance23 Motor Overload Protection
  24. 24. Remote Top Mounted Register Head Start/Stop from Register Head Pulse Capable for Fleet Management Systems Senses No Flow – Shuts Down Pump24
  25. 25. Counterbalanced for Ease of Handling Eliminates Winding Hose for In-door Storage Improves Ease of Operation in Cold Weather25
  26. 26. For Use With Hose Retraction System Prevents Tampering26
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  28. 28. CLEAN FUELING TECHNOLOGIES DISPENSER OPTIONS PRO 6100 Series PRO 7200 Series Gilbarco Self Serve Style28
  29. 29. Who’s keeping watch over your fuel? Who’s keeping watch over your fuel?29
  30. 30. Field # OBD Data Field Example Data 1 Maximum Engine Coolant 800 ºF Temp 2 Maximum Engine Speed 4000 rpm 3 Maximum Vehicle Speed 120 mph 4 Minimum Engine Oil Pressure 0 psi 5 Max Engine Oil Temp 47 ºF 6 Min Transmission Oil Pressure 482 psi 7 Minimum Voltage 28 VData 8 9 10 Maximum Voltage Pre-fueling Fuel Level Engine Oil Level 9V 0.5 % 100 % 11 Washer Fluid Level 50 % 12 Coolant Level 99 % 13 Transmission Oil Level 9% 14 Ignition Start Count 15 counts 15 Analog Counter 256 counts 16 Fuel Quantity Used 4.6.02 gal 17 PTO Fuel Quantity Used 0.00 gal 18 Average Fuel Economy 22 mi/gal30
  31. 31. Schwan’s Foods Home Service Application Schwans Home Service runs the largest propane autogas fleet in the U.S. Over 90% percent of their 6,000 trucks run on propane Fuel tanks on these trucks are painted green in honor of their propane use Recent Technology Changes The company recently rolled out new trucks that are roughly 6,000 lbs lighter, resulting in increased fuel economy Along with being more fuel efficient, the trucks are also quieter and safer to operate Reliability Schwan’s has been using propane in their trucks since the early31 1970s
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  33. 33. Autogas Fueling Infrastructure Conclusion New infrastructure is less expensive and easier to install compared to other fuels Can be operational in weeks Custom Fleet Fueling Programs ensure lowest possible fuel costs Fuel Your Bottom Line with Autogas!!!33
  34. 34. Thank You Fred Marks (414) 477-9697 fred.marks@amerigas.com34 www.amerigas.com
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