Articles by Day: April 8, 2016

At Dan T. Moore Company, we innovate to resolve. In the ongoing search for value, the discovery of unmet needs is inevitable, and along with it the motivation to fulfill them. With regards to our second Company Spotlight subject, the unmet need takes form as an empty gas tank, and the solution as  Axiom Integrated Fuel Systems

The relationship between the fuel industry and the environment has not always been one of an easygoing nature, but their interconnection cannot be denied. Often, people consider them rivals, with pollution and oil drilling acting as principal antagonists. These preconceived notions have led to green and environmentalist movements demanding eco-friendly policies be implemented in the fuel industry. As a result, interest in alternative energy sources has developed, but still, the United States has been slow-going in its green transition. This sluggish evolution prompted Dan T. Moore Company to take action with the founding of affiliates NatGasCar and Axiom.

Axiom’s Origins

Founded in 2008, NatGasCar’s primary objective is to develop safe and reliable solutions for natural gas in consumer vehicles. Fuel is a necessary evil; it may negatively affect the environment, but it is required for modern civilization to continue as we know it. The only reconciliation of fuel necessity must resolve its effects on the environment. Enter compressed natural gas. CNG. Natural gas burns cleaner, emitting approximately 20% less carbon dioxide per mile than regular gasoline. In this process, it creates 25% fewer greenhouse gases. Even if these reasons aren’t enough to convince one to go green with CNG, its price might just do it. Natural gas is cheaper than gasoline, and with Federal government subsidies, there is always the possibility of Federal Tax Credits. NatGasCar designs vehicle conversion and refueling systems that harness CNG’s obvious advantages. 

Although NatGasCar fulfilled a significant need — eco and cost-friendly CNG conversion systems for light-duty vehicle consumers — a gap in the industry still existed. Not all CO2 emitting and expensive vehicles on the road are light-duty; in fact, medium and heavy-duty trucks make up 7% of all vehicles on U.S. highways, and they consume more than 25% of the oil. To apply the same benefits of CNG in the heavy-duty vehicle sector, NatGasCar established Axiom Integrated Fuel Systems.

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Axiom designs and produces its integrated fuel systems at the Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center. Using state-of-the-art CAD and FEA software, we are capable of both client specialization and mass production. Our process allows us to work with factory specified and existing prep patterns developed by alternate suppliers. Much like our fellow subsidiary companies within the DTMCo portfolio, Axiom has extensive interest and experience in development. We strive to innovate and provide the best and the strongest in the industry.

In Recent News

Axiom Damaged UnitMedium and heavy-duty trucks must endure rough service, and Axiom Integrated Fuel Systems have proven themselves capable of handling these harsh conditions in real world applications. However, a recent event further illustrated the durability of our designs.

Recently, a Volvo VNL sporting one of our CNG fuel systems Axiom Bent Framewas involved in a serious accident that we have been referring to as an “unintended” destructive field test. During said accident, a light-truck impacted the tractor at a speed high enough to bend the frame rails’ alignment by approximately 1.5 inches. Despite this level of impact, the CNG tank designed by Axiom remained intact and in proper working condition with no signs of leakage. For precautionary measure, the tank was removed and replaced with a new Axiom tank. The frame will be straightened, and the truck back on the road soon. This accident may have been unfortunate, but it illustrates clearly the durability of Axiom Integrated Fuel Systems. 

For more information on NatGasCar and Axiom Integrated Fuel Systems, please visit their websites.