Deciding to add a CNG station is a big decision, and you need to ensure you are choosing the right company to partner with. Obviously, the first thing you will look for is a company that’s experienced in CNG installation, but what else should you be looking for?
When choosing the right CNG station provider, you want to make sure the company is more than a “set it and forget it” company. Instead, you want a company that will do more for you. To get a CNG station that fulfills your needs and works properly, be sure to look for the following qualities in a CNG station provider.
As mentioned above, you first need to find a company with experience. Choose a company that has been in the business for a few years and who has experience with different stations. Experienced companies will be able to assess your situation, your fleet, and your needs, and then provide a solution. Maybe a time fill station is a good option for you, or maybe you’d be better off with a public/private combination station. An experienced provider will know what’s best and use their experience to give you the right one.
Not only do you want a company that knows their products and services, but you want a company that will also train your team on the new station. Make sure to ask the company about the training they’ll provide to your team and determine how in-depth it is. You want your team to feel comfortable using the station after it’s installed, and if the company simply hands you a pamphlet and moves on, your team will have a lot of questions.
At the same time, since new technologies and innovations are constantly being established, it’s important to choose a company that undergoes regular training on their own to stay up to date within the industry. Check the company for certifications before making your final decision.
Regular maintenance of your CNG station is important for optimal performance. Try to choose a company that will not just install the station, but that will also provide the maintenance. This can be a great way to ensure your station is always serviced properly.
Accidents happen. Things malfunction. It’s just how equipment works, regardless of the company that installed it or the make or model. Before choosing an installer, find out their service call policy. Do they have one? Do they offer after-hours service? How do they charge? When your equipment requires non-scheduled maintenance, you want to know that you can call an expert to get you back up and running. If the installer offers this service, it can help you get your equipment fixed more quickly.
Sometimes parts will need to be replaced. Choose a company that offers parts replacement on the equipment they install. This way, if something goes wrong, you know there’s a company that can not only fix it, but fix it quickly and correctly.
There are many benefits of CNG, and having your own CNG station can be a great way to fuel your fleet. When considering the installation, always be sure to thoroughly assess your options and make the decision that’s right for your company and its needs.
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