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GESI Is Now Handling Larger BRC Compressors

Southern California’s Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. (WasteCon 3079 in the NGV Zone) continues to grow, having this year broadened its product line by adding BRC FuelMaker compressors with capacities up to 1,000 standard cubic feet per minute, allowing for faster fill for refuse industry fleets.

Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. president Larry Ozier with BRC GM Max Fissore (right) at NGV2010Roma, June’s world natural gas vehicles meeting in Italy.

Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. president Larry Ozier with BRC GM Max Fissore (right) at NGV2010Roma, June’s world natural gas vehicles meeting in Italy.

BRC is a unit of Fuel System Solutions, Inc. which also owns Impco (2981), a provider of bi-fuel vehicle conversion systems, primarily for General Motors vehicles. Among several recent acquisitions (see page 6), BRC bought the FuelMaker line of small vehicle refueling appliances and the Phill home fueler last year, and is applying the FuelMaker name to its existing large compressor line.

GESI is now the exclusive distributor and packager of the high capacity compressors for all of the U.S. The oil-free compressors are three-stage, mechanical piston units with an optional hydraulic booster. Direct drive electric motor power capacity varies from 75 to 270 horsepower. The W-shape design allows for slow rotation speeds and enhanced durability.

BRC’s W-shape compressor will help enable fast fills

BRC’s W-shape compressor will help enable fast fills

“In the USA we see a market with great potential for BRC FuelMaker’s high capacity compressors,” said sales and marketing director Mario Pirraglia (a FuelMaker veteran). The pact with GESI, he said, allows the parent company to “consolidate our product offering… Our expectation with this partnership is to become a leader in this marketplace.”

In addition to BRC, GESI handles Gardner Denver and Ingersoll-Rand compressor packages. The company has built or serviced more than 150 CNG locations during the past 12 years. GESI provides a range of CNG fueling station services including methane detection system upgrades for natural gas vehicle maintenance garages.

GESI time-fill CNG installation fuels vehicles for Groot Industries in Illinois.

GESI time-fill CNG installation fuels vehicles for Groot Industries in Illinois.

Most of GESI’s installations are in California, including Burrtec Waste Industries in the Palm Springs area.

But the firm is branching out. GESI provided a CNG fueling installation for Groot Industries in Illinois (the lead customer for Mack’s new ProTerra natural gas trucks), as well as an installation for factory fills at the Dodge Center, Minn. factory of McNeilus Trucks. McNeilus (WasteCon 3166), a unit of Oshkosh Corp, offers factory CNG refuse trucks and, more recently, concrete mixers.

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