American Liquid Waste Magazine - June 2012 North American Sweeper Magazine - June 2012 Issue - Page 24

24 NORTH AMERICAN SWEEPER JUNE 2012 Visit Us Follow Us BUSINESS CORNER INDUSTRY NEWS ASSOCIATION INSIDER SPOTLIGHT GREEN CERTIFIEDINDEX THE LOGISTICS OF CONVERTING TO PROPANE Propane comes from the processing of natural gas. With propane, you can meet lower emissions standards, get special incentives or tax credits for using an alternative fuel vehicle, and reduce the wear and tear on your engine. A ccording to Campbell-Parnell, an Arizona-based company that converts vehicles to alternative fuel, propane’s 104 pump octane rating, and low carbon and oil contamination characteristics can result in documented engine life of two to three times that of gasoline.Campbell-Parnell is one of the companies in the United States that will convert your vehicle to propane. Their goal is to promote a “cleaner, healthier environment through the utilization of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certied alternative fuel vehicles. The company’s products will not only meet EPA standards but will exceed these standards and provide the highest quality EPA-certied products on the market. The introduction of EPA-certied AFV’s in eets will not only help the environment but signicantly reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and the countries that supply it.” How To Get It If Your Vehicle Runs On Gas If your vehicle runs on gas, Campbell- Parnell will attach the propane to your truck allowing your vehicle to run on both. While this meets EPA standards, it does not meet the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB), which will typically only certify a dedicated fuel system.“We feel that the pros of bi-fuel outweigh those of a dedicated system,” says Matt Campbell, owner of Campbell-Parnell. “Of course, you might get a tax credit if it is dedicated, but what happens when an alternative fuel component breaks down? Depending on the availability of components and the accessibility of someone who knows how to service it, your vehicle could be down for longer. For most businesses, time is money, and if you have a bi-fuel vehicle, then that vehicle can continue to run on gas until you can schedule the vehicle for service.”