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Jaime Mendez
Area Sales Manager
www.amerigas.com
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AmeriGas – Who are we?
Why Autogas?
Autogas Economics $$$$
Autogas Infrastructure Overview
Fuel Dispensers for Fleet Veh...
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AmeriGas Overview
Nation’s Largest Propane Provider
Since 1959 (parent company-UGI-125 yrs)
Service all 50 states 1,000 ...
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Why Propane Autogas?
The most available alternative fuel in the US.
The 3rd most widely used engine fuel in the world.
M...
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Why Propane Autogas?
Low cost for fueling infrastructure and vehicle
conversions.
Significant environmental advantages o...
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Economics
(wholesale price comparison 2007 -2010)
$-
$0.5000
$1.0000
$1.5000
$2.0000
$2.5000
$3.0000
$3.5000
$4.0000
$4....
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Economics $$$
Fleet Operating Savings
$10, $15, $20+K /vehicle over life
• Fuel Cost
• Maintenance (30% less)
• Extended...
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Autogas Infrastructure
Propane Dispensers cost as little as $15,000
Propane Dispensers can be installed within weeks
Pro...
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Autogas Infrastructure
AmeriGas may provide infrastructure with fuel supply agreement
Propane stations have small footp...
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Considerations
Type of Conversion
Fleet Size
Electrical Service
Reporting Requirements
Convenience Options
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Higher Differential Pressure Required
7.5 hp Motor
220 volt 3 phase
33 GPM @ 150 psid
Faster Filling for Large Fleets
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Heavy Duty Industrial
Design
Low Maintenance,
Heavy Duty
Aluminum
Self Contained
Fueling Experience
Similar to Gasoline
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Will Not Release Product If Not
Attached to Tank
Easy, Threaded Connection –
Gas Tight Seal
Squeeze Handle Latch
Low Em...
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Remote Top Mounted
Register Head
Start/Stop from
Register Head
Pulse Capable for
Fleet
Management
Systems
Senses No Flo...
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Who’s keeping watch over your fuel?
Who’s keeping watch over your fuel?
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Data
Field # OBD Data Field Example Data
1 Maximum Engine Coolant
Temp
800 ºF
2 Maximum Engine Speed 4000 rpm
3 Maximum...
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Schwan’s Foods Home Service
Application
Schwan's Home Service runs the largest propane
autogas fleet in the U.S.
Over 9...
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Autogas Fueling Infrastructure
Conclusion
New infrastructure is less expensive
and easier to install compared to other ...
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Thank You
Jaime Mendez
jaime.mendez@amerigas.com
www.amerigas.com
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Badger Sheriff's Association Conference - AmeriGas Presentation

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Jaime Mendez, AmeriGas, presented on propane at the Badger Sheriff's Association Conference on December 10, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI.

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Badger Sheriff's Association Conference - AmeriGas Presentation

  1. 1. 1 Jaime Mendez Area Sales Manager www.amerigas.com
  2. 2. 2 AmeriGas – Who are we? Why Autogas? Autogas Economics $$$$ Autogas Infrastructure Overview Fuel Dispensers for Fleet Vehicles Fuel Management Systems Conclusions
  3. 3. 3 AmeriGas Overview Nation’s Largest Propane Provider Since 1959 (parent company-UGI-125 yrs) Service all 50 states 1,000 locations; 9,000 employees Over 2.4 million customers, 1.5 billion gallons Residential, Commercial / Industrial , Forklifts, Ag, Grill Cylinders, Autogas Assured Supply Staff of 60 in Houston, TX PTI Fleet: 150 tractors, 470 trailers, 180 railcars and 300 transports Largest common carrier fleet operator for propane in the United States 3,000+ delivery vehicles 175+ Outside Sales Representatives 24/7 Live Customer Service
  4. 4. 4 Why Propane Autogas? The most available alternative fuel in the US. The 3rd most widely used engine fuel in the world. More than 15,000,000 on-road vehicles worldwide use propane as an engine fuel. Expanded EPA & CARB certified vehicle choices. Reduced fuel and maintenance costs vs. traditional fuels. Reduced dependence on foreign oil.
  5. 5. 5 Why Propane Autogas? Low cost for fueling infrastructure and vehicle conversions. Significant environmental advantages over traditional refined fuels. Domestically produced fuel with large US storage and availability for future generations. High performing fuel (105 octane rating) Stable and safe fuel with over 90 years of use in the USA
  6. 6. 6 Economics (wholesale price comparison 2007 -2010) $- $0.5000 $1.0000 $1.5000 $2.0000 $2.5000 $3.0000 $3.5000 $4.0000 $4.5000 Apr-07 Jun-07 Aug-07 Oct-07 Dec-07 Feb-08 Apr-08 Jun-08 Aug-08 Oct-08 Dec-08 Feb-09 Apr-09 Jun-09 Aug-09 Oct-09 Dec-09 Feb-10 Apr-10 Jun-10 Aug-10 Diesel Gasoline Propane
  7. 7. 7 Economics $$$ Fleet Operating Savings $10, $15, $20+K /vehicle over life • Fuel Cost • Maintenance (30% less) • Extended Vehicle Life (2-3 Years) • Incentives, potential Federal, State and Local
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  9. 9. 9 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 available
  10. 10. 10 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 ground
  11. 11. 11 Considerations Type of Conversion Fleet Size Electrical Service Reporting Requirements Convenience Options
  12. 12. 12 Higher Differential Pressure Required 7.5 hp Motor 220 volt 3 phase 33 GPM @ 150 psid Faster Filling for Large Fleets
  13. 13. 13 Heavy Duty Industrial Design Low Maintenance, Heavy Duty Aluminum Self Contained Fueling Experience Similar to Gasoline
  14. 14. 14 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 Impact No Ground Contamination
  15. 15. 15 Remote Top Mounted Register Head Start/Stop from Register Head Pulse Capable for Fleet Management Systems Senses No Flow – Shuts Down Pump
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  17. 17. 17 Who’s keeping watch over your fuel? Who’s keeping watch over your fuel?
  18. 18. 18 Data Field # OBD Data Field Example Data 1 Maximum Engine Coolant Temp 800 ºF 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 V 8 Maximum Voltage 9 V 9 Pre-fueling Fuel Level 0.5 % 10 Engine Oil Level 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/gal
  19. 19. 19 Schwan’s Foods Home Service Application Schwan's 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 early 1970s
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  21. 21. 21 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!!!
  22. 22. 22 Thank You Jaime Mendez jaime.mendez@amerigas.com www.amerigas.com

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