We interviewed Alfredo Morilla, Manager of the Technical Department of Air GNC SRL, who described the latest products developed by the Argentine company and highlighted its ongoing technological developments in the field of natural gas conversions.
Between the major activities cited by Morilla, Air GNC is devoted primarily to the marketing of products for converting vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG). In this sense, he highlighted as the main characteristic of the company the constant search for new alternatives to accompany the progress of the automotive industry at worldwide level.
He noted that they give great importance to technical support to its extensive network of dealers across Argentina with the objective of ensuring maximum performance of equipment and its proper installation. To this end, the company offers many lectures, courses and visits its assembly workshops regularly, following closely all the problems that arise and finding immediate solutions.
Regarding to equipment sold by Air GNC, Morilla explained that they point to any existing line of cars, whether small or large, medium or low range (for example, the Citroën C4 and Peugeot 307). They also work with four-wheel trucks and pickups.
Currently, the company is busy with the launch of its latest fifth-generation equipment called Multi-Point Injection Gas System, which is a new concept in technologies applied to natural gas vehicles that are originally equipped with electronic fuel injection systems for gasoline. According to the executive, this product is aimed primarily at the upper middle range of vehicles because, since 2009, regarding to automotive standards, gas emissions and anti-pollution systems, there were major changes that require a major technological leap. These changes make the original systems with which cars come equipped have evolved significantly, which is why the conversion shall not be made with conventional equipment.
Moreover, Morilla said that as exclusive distributors of electronic bi-fuel, they are about to launch a new model of Euro 4 bi-fuel integrator system, which consists of a few improvements and great features for the new line of vehicles still not require a fifth-generation technologies. It specifically addresses low-cost units (taxicabs) in which it is not justified the cost of a fifth-generation equipment. The new product is a good alternative for this segment and has already successfully passed all tests, thus awaiting its official launch soon.
Finally, the Technical Manager from Air GNC reported on the main markets for the company. Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia are among the commercial places that have the technology developed by the Argentine company aimed at research, development, design and sale of electronic kits and CNG / LPG for vehicle use.