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IMW Industries’ roots go back over 100 years to a Blacksmith’s shop in Chilliwack where Ironsides Machining & Welding was established in 1912. …

IMW Industries’ roots go back over 100 years to a Blacksmith’s shop in Chilliwack where Ironsides Machining & Welding was established in 1912.

Over decades of custom fabrication, IMW Industries became an early adopter of compressed natural gas in 1984 and began building CNG fueling systems for station operators.

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  • 1. Our Story Fueling Innovation for 100 years
  • 2. About Us IMW Industries’ roots go back over 100 years to a Blacksmith’s shop in Chilliwack where Ironsides Machining & Welding was established in 1912. Over decades of custom fabrication, IMW Industries became an early adopter of compressed natural gas in 1984 and began building CNG fueling systems for station operators. Today, we are Globally recognized for delivering effective solutions, quality engineered products, proven technology and superior customer service. IMW Industries sets the Gold standard for clean non-lubricated CNG systems and provides a single source for fully integrated solutions of all types of CNG fueling and industrial applications. In 2010 IMW Industries joined Clean Energy Fuels Corp, making them the largest provider of natural gas fueling solutions for transportation in North America and Global leader in the natural gas market. Page 2 | Our Story
  • 3. Our Vision For the foreseeable future, alternative fuel acceptance and technological innovation will combine to influence change for industry and consumers. Excellence in these areas derives from substantial investments in state-of-art technical infrastructure and from the talents of highly skilled, highly educated individuals. IMW Industries is an added value collaborator, serving our clients, employees, suppliers, community and stakeholders through our values of integrity, professionalism, growth and passion for excellence. Our vision is to be the top global creator of innovative clean energy fuel products while living our values on a day to day basis. Page 3 | Our Story
  • 4. Clean Energy Fuels Corp  Delivered nearly 800 million gallons of CNG and LNG to customers  Built over 400 fueling stations  Opened two LNG production plants and developed supply contracts with others nationwide  Built and operated one landfill-to-gas plant providing renewable natural gas or biomethane to the grid and to vehicles and is building a second biomethane plant Page 4 | Our Story
  • 5. Experience Page 6 | Our Story
  • 6. Capabilities
  • 7. Design and Engineering Long before a natural gas fueling system is manufactured a team of highly skilled designers work with the client to ensure our solutions will meet their long-term needs. With a full compliment of modern engineering tools, we ensure our CNG systems are designed for optimum performance, serviceability and customer value. Natural Gas Fueling System Engineers take over and pour their years of experience into each project getting it right the first time. IMW fueling systems are shipped all over the world and must be designed and engineered to meet ISO 9001-2008 standards, regional standards/codes and harsh environmental conditions. Page 7 | Our Story
  • 8. Manufacturing CNC MACHINING CAPABILITIES The most advanced CNC equipment in the World PRESSURE WELDING AND FABRICATION We’ve been fabricating for over 100 years ASSEMBLY AND INTEGRATION A series of assembly stations ensures on time delivery. Page 8 | Our Story
  • 9. Manufacturing PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGIES Non-lubricated composite piston rings and seals, high-efficiency heat exchangers IN-HOUSE TESTING WITH NATURAL GAS It won’t leave our factory until its 100% certified field ready DELIVERING COMPLETE CNG SYSTEMS Offering a range of fueling systems solutions Page 9 | Our Story
  • 10. Certifications  ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers  Manufacture and Assembly of Power Boilers  Manufacture of Pressure Vessels  National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels Inspectors Page 10 | Our Story
  • 11. Global Presence   Over 1600 CNG systems sold worldwide Representation on five continents IMW SERVICE CENTERS  Canada  USA | Clean Energy  Colombia  Peru  China  Bangladesh AUTHORIZED IMW SERVICE CENTERS  Mexico  Pakistan  Czech Republic  Malaysia  Turkey  Indonesia  Nigeria Page 11 | Our Story   225+ employees at the Chilliwack plant 250+ employees at 5 global subsidiaries
  • 12. Solutions
  • 13. Solutions Page 13 | Our Story
  • 14. Solutions Page 14 | Our Story
  • 15. Solutions Page 15 | Our Story
  • 16. Solutions Page 16 | Our Story
  • 17. Solutions Page 17 | Our Story
  • 18. Momentum Page 18 | Our Story
  • 19. Momentum Page 19 | Our Story
  • 20. IMW Offerings CNG Equipment
  • 21. CNG Fueling Solutions  CNG Station design, procurement and commissioning  Provides full-service manufacturing for CNG equipment and other cleantech products  Compressors with proprietary designs  Dispensers  Fill posts  CNG storage assemblies  Gas and electric control systems Page 21 | Our Story
  • 22. Compressor Block – IMW50 Specifications Inlet pressure range: Discharge pressure: Flow capacity: Configuration: Engine: Cooling method: Ambient temperature: 5-150 PSI 4500 PSI, 250 Bar 72-427 SCFM 30-178 DGE/h 116-686 Nm³/h 122-724 Sm³/h Single, Twin, Triplet 50, 100, 150, 250, 300 HP Air-cooled interstage 10C ~ 45C Standard Features  Belt driven W-style radial compressors  Non-lubricated cylinders, pistons and valves for clean discharge gas (5 ppm or less)  Balanced reciprocating design - low noise and vibration  Low speed operation for reduced component wear  1600 sold worldwide
  • 23. Compressor Block - Alpha Specifications Inlet pressure: Discharge pressure: Flow capacity: Configuration: Compressor speed: Engine: Ambient temperature: 14-16 Barg @ 10~35C Gas temp. 250 Barg 2,673 Sm3/hr @ 14 barg inlet press. 3,055 Sm3/hr @ 16 barg inlet press. 3 stages 1470 RPM 500 HP 10C ~ 45C Standard Features  Direct drive, balanced-opposed reciprocating design for low vibration and low noise  Non-lubricated cylinders, pistons and valves for clean discharge gas (5 ppm or less)  50 units sold worldwide
  • 24. Complete CNG Line and Full Integration IMW is a Canadian Manufacturer best known as a global supplier of high-quality compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station equipment and systems for a variety of different market segments Commercial Page 22 | Our Story Transit Refuse Bulk Gas Transportation
  • 25. Product Family CompactCNG Single CleanCNG Twin CleanCNG CompleteCNG Page 23 | Our Story
  • 26. Applications COMMERCIAL CNG STATIONS Results are cleaner operations and dramatic fuel cost reductions. Proven to meet rigorous requirements of public station fuelling, providing consistent roll-out and filling times equivalent to diesel pumps. TRANSIT CNG STATIONS Reduced operating costs, emissions and noise pollution in urban environments to protect the environment. Exceed requirements to keep transit fleets fueled and on the road! Page 24 | Our Story
  • 27. Applications REFUSE/TRASH SECTOR Today’s natural gas engines match the horsepower, torque and reliability of their diesel counterparts with simplified operation and maintenance. IMW’s CNG time-fill equipment solutions are designed specifically to optimize refuse fleet fuelling and operations. BULK GAS TRANSPORTATION Moving CNG by trailer eliminates the hurdles associated with pipeline development and provides a better fuel alternative for those companies off the gas distribution grid. Page 26 | Our Story
  • 28. IMW Exclusive Competitive Advantages ONLY #1: IMW non-lubricated compressors set the global standard for minimum oil carry-over in CNG compressors without the waste, cost and negative environmental issues of additional filters, auto oil drain systems and supplementary oil tanks. Only 5 parts-per-million or less vs. 100 PPM or more.  Lower operating costs: Oil litres/year: Lubricated systems= up to 1200 vs. IMW = 80 in crankcase  Lower maintenance costs: no oil accumulation in compressor or vehicle systems. Happier customers and increased station profitability.  Inside a CNG vehicle, onboard CNG stored at 3600 psig is regulated to 100 psig by a regulator and then injected into engine. There are many examples of oil soaking the regulator diaphragm, affecting its accuracy and, in some cases, causing a rupture of the regulator internals if oil clogs the regulator. “ The majority of engine performance issues are attributable to oil carryover, which is a problem that begins at the fueling station. ” Leo Thomason, Executive Director Natural Gas Vehicle Institute “The Achilles Heel of Natural Gas Vehicles” #1
  • 29. IMW Exclusive Competitive Advantages ONLY #2: IMW is the largest and only exclusive manufacturer of non-lubricated CNG compressors globally making us a proven manufacturer with the world class experience you need supporting you  A century of manufacturing experience  3 decades of non-lubricated CNG compressor manufacturing experience Sales Service #2
  • 30. IMW Exclusive Competitive Advantages ONLY #3: The best durability and reliability in the industry  IMW has the most northerly long term operational installation in the world in Barrow Alaska, which, combined with our installations in Qatar demonstrate reliable commercial operation across more than a 110oC temp range and some of the most abusive conditions on earth  Gas dryers are installed on low pressure inlet not the high pressure discharge, keeping IMW compressor system dry with better chances of not freezing during the extreme temperatures of winter.  Existing installation in South America still running at 70,000 hours #3
  • 31. IMW Exclusive Competitive Advantages ONLY #4: IMW is the only manufacturer offering advantages of twin & triple configurations:  Allows for variable supply for higher efficiency at low demand periods  Full redundancy and enhanced reliability #4
  • 32. IMW Exclusive Competitive Advantages ONLY #5: Only IMW offers a truly single-skid CompleteCNG solution  Everything is on-board. No additional pads, piping or electrical needed for: 1. Compressor 2. Dispensers 3. Motor Control Center 4. Priority Panel 5. Buffer Storage Tank 6. Dryer 7. Foundation #5
  • 33. IMW Offerings LNG Equipment
  • 34. LNG Fueling Solutions CLEANLCNG Permenant LNG and LCNG Station Solutions RAPIDLNG Rapid deploy, skid mounted LNG station solution UTILITYLNG LNG distribution networks for gas applications Provides full-service manufacturing for LNG equipment and other clean-tech products:  Compressors with proprietary designs  Dispensers  LNG storage assemblies  Remote Monitoring  Gas and electric control systems Page 31 | Our Story
  • 35. Complete LNG Line & Full Integration The CleanLCNG LNG station solution has been deployed globally since 1984. Reliable, quick to install, easy to use, and high performing fueling systems. CleanLCNG equipment makes up 75% of all LNG/LCNG fueling stations throughout North America. All equipment meets and exceeds all ASME and NFPA code requirements Heavy Duty Trucking Page 32 | Our Story Regional Fleets
  • 36. LNG Page 33 | Our Story
  • 37. Offload System Benefits NO DOWNTIME WHILE OFFLOADING Dedicated pump allows simultaneous offloading, saturating, and dispensing. The offload pump is the same as used for dispensing, minimizing spares. SIMPLE STATION CONNECTION A single hose design for simpler connections, faster pump cooldown, and more reliable pump priming. PLC control logic maintains pump life, integrity and dispenser safety. Pressure offloading if the offload pump is out of service. FUELING FLEXIBILITY AND SAFETY 2 dispensers face mounted at an angle on both sides of the enclosure Page 33 | Our Story
  • 38. CleanLCNG Benefits FLEXIBILITY Standard LNG station design allows an LCNG system containing or one or two LCNG pumps feeding one or two CNG dispensers. Optional excess vapor compressor takes excess vapor from the LNG storage tank and compresses it into the CNG dispensing system. FASTER COOL DOWN Pumps are pressure fed from the dispense pump, rather than gravity fed from the storage tank RAPID FILLING 15 gpm pumps (1235 scfm) provide a full fill for vehicles rated at 3600 psi, with automatic temperature compensation for heat of compression, without the complication and expense of a priority panel. CNG storage bottles are arranged a single common buffer rather than a cascade system. PLC CONTROLLED Fully monitored by the PLC control system including cool-down monitoring and loss of prime detection and odorant injection. Page 34 | Our Story
  • 39. Why Natural Gas?
  • 40. Global Challenge? Smog. Page 37 | Our Story
  • 41. Global Solution? Natural Gas. Page 38 | Our Story
  • 42. Advantages of Natural Gas  Globally abundant  Safer than liquid fuels  Produces 25% less greenhouse gases  Saves 50% of the cost of gasoline or diesel  Can be transported anywhere  Natural Gas Vehicles: Dynamics are Worldwide  4000 new CNG cars on the road each day  8 new CNG stations being built every day  65 million new CNG vehicles projected by 2020 Page 39 | Our Story
  • 43. Why IMW?
  • 44. IMW Benefits BELT DRIVE ARCHITECTURE PROVIDES:  Flexible operational speeds for broader configuration options  Lower speed = lower maintenance costs  Simplified and lower cost in-field service – Easier to align  Much lower sound pollution  Lower friction = reduced parts wear and replacement LARGEST SERVICE NETWORK IN THE WORLD  Approved, full service partners in 10 countries globally  Global network of parts & service providers for first-class supports all of its products REMOTE MONITORING CAPABILITY  Real Time Equipment status available from any location with internet access.  E-mail notifications sent on alarm condition  Increases technical response time.  Visibility to Equipment performance
  • 45. OmniSCADA Remote Monitoring Online Station Mother Station Daughter Station
  • 46. Satisfied Clients Worldwide Gas suppliers, petroleum companies, commercial fleets, CNG/LNG station operators and cleantech companies depend on IMW for their alternative fueling solutions. Page 44 | Our Story
  • 47. imw.ca D: 604.795.9491 imw.ca/facebook F: 604.792.3806 imw.ca/linkedin E: sales@imw.ca imw.ca/youtube 43676 Progress Way • Chilliwack, BC • Canada V2R 0C3 p +1 604.795.9491 f +1 604.792.3806 e info@imw.ca
  • 48. Appendix A: CleanCNG
  • 49. Appendix B: CompleteCNG
  • 50. Appendix C: CompactCNG