Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017)

A Method on Pressure Energy Recovery and Utilization of CNG Automobile

Authors
Chao Xia, Haisheng Chen, Xuehui Zhang
Corresponding Author
Chao Xia
Available Online June 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.122How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Compressed Natural Gas, pressure energy, multi stage valve piston expanders, recycle.
Abstract
In order to improve energy efficiency and protect the environment, new energy vehicles have been developing vigorously. As one kind of the vehicles, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Automobiles and CNG & Electric hybrid cars have been accelerating promotion. However, the current CNG vehicles are reducing the pressure of CNG through a reducing valve, so that achieves the intake gas pressure to the engines. Undoubtedly, it is a waste of the pressure energy for CNG. For utilizing of the pressure energy, this paper promotes a method that applies regenerative multi stage valve piston expanders to recycle the high pressure CNG energy power translated into electricity. It is estimated that the efficiency of the expander system under this technology is more than 55%, the power storage and utilization efficiency is more than 90%, and the overall CNG pressure energy recycling efficiency can reach more than 50%.
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AU  - Chao Xia
AU  - Haisheng Chen
AU  - Xuehui Zhang
PY  - 2016/06
DA  - 2016/06
TI  - A Method on Pressure Energy Recovery and Utilization of CNG Automobile
BT  - Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 122
EP  - 126
SN  - 2352-5401
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