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BRC FuelMaker's "Phill" Questions and Answers
  • What is Phill?
    Phill is a natural gas Home Refueling Appliance (HRA) designed for use with consumer vehicles in residential environments.
  • How long does Phill take to fill a vehicle?
    On average it will take approximately 4 hours to replenish the fuel consumed in 80 km / 50 miles of driving based on a vehicle consumption rate of 8 litres per 100 km or 30 mpg (US).
  • How much electricity does Phill use?
    At 800 watts, Phill uses less electricity than most small kitchen appliances.
  • How much does Phill weigh?
    Phill weighs approximately 43 kg. / 95 lbs.
  • Is Phill designed to be installed indoors or outdoors?
    Phill is designed to be installed either in a garage, a carport, or outdoors.
  • Can Phill be used with well gas?
    No. Phill is designed and certified for use with pipeline quality natural gas only.
  • What are the installation requirements?
    Phill needs to be securely fastened to a surface that can support at least 45 kg. / 100 lbs.  Phill is connected to a 240 volt electrical circuit and connects to residential natural gas supply lines.  If installed inside a garage, the unit must be vented outdoors.  In all cases installation must comply with applicable building codes and regulations.
  • How long will Phill run?
    Phill is designed to run for approximately 6000 hours of use at which time it can be remanufactured. This can be done a maximum of 3 times, extending its life to 24,000 hours of operation. Please contact FuelMaker customer service for more information.
  • Where can I buy Phill?
    We at NFS will be happy to service  your Phill needs.   NFS is your certified FuelMaker, Phill dealer.
  • How much does the Phill cost?    Phill installations  (shipping, delivery, installation and owner operations training) typically costs less than $6,200 for most applications where natural gas is already in the home.  Please see your tax advisor for a potential $1000 tax credit.  Please contact NFS for an exact quote for your specific Phill installation.  
  • What does Phill's Basic Warranty cover? (USA only)
    Phill's basic warranty is valid for one year or 1,000 hours of use (whichever comes first). The warranty starts either from the date of installation or one month from the date of delivery. This warranty covers any safety or performance related defects in material or workmanship. .
  • What is the Remanufactured Phill Program?
    Existing Phill owners can purchase a remanufactured Phill when the life of their original unit comes to an end. This remanufactured Phill will perform to the specifications of a new unit and will last for another 5 years or 6,000 hours of operation. 

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    Prequalification Questions
    Please have the answers to the following questions
    ready when you phone to purchase Phill:

     1.  Do you own, or are in the process of obtaining,
    a Natural Gas Vehicle? What kind is it?

    2.  Does your vehicle have a double check valve in the
    fuel receptacle? If you don't know please refer to the
    manufacturer or point of purchase.

    3.  What is your vehicle tank size and pressure
    (3600 psi / 3000 psi) ?

    4.  How many miles daily do you travel on average?

    5.  What kind of residence do you live in?

    6.  Do you plan to install Phill inside or outside of
     your garage?

    7.  If outdoors, do you require permission from a
    homeowner association? If so, do you have it?


    The Natural Gas Top 10:
    Why It’s Today’s Best Alternative Vehicular Fuel
    1. It’s Domestic: With fuel produced in North America, increasing use of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) reduces our foreign oil consumption, and enhances our nation’s energy security.
    2. It’s Clean: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are two of the cleanest burning alternative fuels available. Natural gas vehicles emit up to 95% less pollution than gasoline or diesel vehicles.
    3. It’s Cheaper Than Gas or Diesel: Natural gas is less expensive than petroleum, which means reduced fuel costs for NGV operators.
    4. It’s Cheaper Than Hydrogen: The projected cost of hydrogen currently is in excess of $8.00 per gallon.
    5. It’s Safe: Lighter-than-air compressed natural gas is nontoxic and disperses quickly. It has a higher ignition temperature than gasoline and diesel fuel, which reduces the chances of accidental ignition.
    6. It’s Here — Now: Natural gas-fueled vehicles are being deployed widely today. For example, 22% of all new transit buses on order nationwide now are natural gas-powered.
    7. It’s Increasingly Available: With more than 120 public fueling sites and an additional 130 private fleet fueling sites and counting, California leads the nation in ready access to vehicular natural gas.
    8. It’s The Most Practical: Natural gas is the most efficient feedstock for the production of hydrogen.
    9. It’s Possible To Produce Hydrogen-Natural Gas-blended Fuel: A hydrogen/natural gas blend makes good economic and environmental sense.
    10. It’s Part Of An Infrastructure That’s Convertible To Hydrogen: Natural gas stations can easily be converted to hydrogen delivery due to their common properties.  
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