IMPCO Technologies Releases New CNG Pressure Relief Devices

KITCHENER, ON, Aug. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - IMPCO Technologies, Inc. ("IMPCO"), a global leader in the alternative fuel industry and a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has confirmed the release of an expanded line of GFI branded high pressure compressed natural gas ("CNG") thermal pressure relief devices. The new products now available globally include:

  • High performance in-line (Model# PRD-4E)
  • High performance end of line (Model# PRD-4L)
  • High performance 1 1/8" End Plug (Model # PRD-4P; also available with integral temperature sensor)

This innovative technology was developed to supplement the existing models of thermal pressure relief devices, with the new models being certified to ANSI PRD 1-2013 and available with both Eutectic and Glass Bulb Technology.

IMPCO's line of GFI pressure relief devices are designed for maximum heat transfer and reliable fast activation performance. The high flow discharge design ensures that in the unlikely event that the device is activated, the integrity of the CNG system will remain intact.

Offered with a wide range of options, these devices can be configured to meet the requirements of your application.

  • High flow, fast acting design
  • Light weight anodized aluminum body
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances ("RoHS") compliant eutectic technology
  • Maximum working pressure 35 Mpa (5000 psi)
  • Working temperature -40 to +85 degrees Celsius
  • Wide range of port options


About IMPCO Technologies

IMPCO Technologies Inc., a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., develops, manufactures and markets products that enable internal combustion engines to operate on less expensive, cleaner burning fuel which promotes both energy independence and a cleaner environment. IMPCO Technologies provides turn-key solutions for mobile equipment and stationary engines, including industrial forklifts, sweepers, auxiliary power units/generators and construction equipment. IMPCO is also a world leader in Truck and Rail Idle reduction, a technology that allows Class 8 trucks and diesel locomotives to achieve significant fuel savings while improving comfort for the operators. Based in Canada, GFI is a proprietary brand owned by Westport Fuel Systems Inc. and distributed under the IMPCO name. GFI offer a comprehensive range of alternative fuel components, system-level certified kits and best in class services to provide original equipment manufacturers, country distributors and aftermarket installers a rich portfolio of solutions from concept to vehicle integration and assembly. For more information, visit

About Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. engineers, manufactures and supplies the world's most advanced alternative fuel systems and components. More than that, we are fundamentally changing the way the world travels the roads, rails and seas. Our innovative and cost-effective solutions maintain performance while improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Offering a variety of leading brands for transportation and industrial applications, we serve customers in over 70 countries, including some of the world's largest and fastest growing markets. To learn more about our business, visit


SOURCE Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

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For further information: please contact: IMPCO Product Inquiries: Tom McIver, NA Sales Manager - Components, IMPCO Technologies Canada Inc., T: +1 519-576-4351,; Investor and Media Inquiries: Ryder McRitchie, Vice President, Investor Relations, Westport Fuel Systems, T: +1 604-718-2046,

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