Alliance AutoGas Secures Patent For LPG Evacuation Pump

(December 2, 2019) — Alliance AutoGas, an alternative fuel company based in Asheville, N.C., has secured its first patent. It covers the organization’s LPG evacuation pump, which will be widely used in its operations and was designed by LPG consultant Jessie Johnson and David Kennedy. When working on an autogas system, all fuel must be emptied from the tank in order to perform internal repairs and service. The evacuation pump was designed to accomplish this task in an economical and safe way for both the environment and technicians.

Alliance Autogas secures first patent on LPG propane vehicle Evacuation Pump reports BPN the propane industry trusted source for news since 1939“Customers were coming to us and asking for help servicing their autogas vehicles,” said Kennedy, director of autogas design at Alliance AutoGas. “After listening to their needs, we developed a quick and easy way to remove propane and prepare the vehicles for service. Receiving this patent is exciting for us and shows a serious commitment to the alternative fuels industry, specifically the autogas segment, where we see continued growth in the future.”

Alliance AutoGas engineers designed the pump to deliver fast, reliable recovery of autogas from any vehicle. The pump works for all liquid propane injection systems and ensures that everyone remains safe and no fuel is wasted. The device allows the evacuation of autogas into any certified cylinder or tank, as well as another vehicle. The simple unit is powered by an air compressor that connects two tanks with a qualified LPG hose. When fuel evacuation is complete, technicians may safely begin work.

“Jessie Johnson and David Kennedy reflect the innovative spirit of our company when we see an unfulfilled need,” said Stuart Weidie, president and CEO of Blossman Gas and president of Alliance AutoGas. “Their invention, the LPG evacuation pump, will greatly enhance the safety of fuel transfers, allowing the repair of critical components on autogas vehicles. We are proud of their accomplishment and thrilled to have obtained our first patent.”

(SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, Nov. 25, 2019)