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Quantum Difference

Quantum is engineering the future of CNG fuel storage by designing, developing and bringing innovative first-to-market vehicle solutions into production. We are at the forefront of our industry with decades of experience in natural gas and hydrogen fuel storage systems, vehicle integration, and hybrid electric vehicle system technologies.

Pioneer in Clean Vehicle Technology

At Quantum, we’ve proven our technological leadership in a multitude of ways. Our achievements include:

2000 - 2004

  • Awarded Patent for In-Tank Regulator
  • Awarded patent on injectors for dry gaseous fuels
  • Manufactured 1st 10,000-psi hydrogen tank and valve to meet International standards (EIHP)
  • Achieved a record of 11.3% H2 tank efficiency, the highest weight efficiency ever demonstrated, in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Thiokol
  • First to fill an H2 storage cylinder with compressed H2 at 5,000 psi at California Fuel Cell Partnership developed for the Hyundai Santa Fe Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Awarded patent for mobile hydrogen refueling systems

2005 - 2010

  • Developed ultra-light hydrogen systems for high altitude applications
  • Developed innovative Hydrogen ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) hybrid electric vehicles for SCAQMD
  • Partnered with Fisker in forming Fisker Automotive, leading to the Q-Drive drivetrain in the Fisker Karma
  • Launched into production CNG (21×60) tank, lightest in class by 35%
  • Selected as one of five suppliers for electrify the post office LLV vehicles. Developed Quiet DriveTM
  • First in the industry with drop in CNG tank replacement for HD diesel 25” & 26” tanks

2011 - Present

  • Developed and launched the first medium-duty CNG Rail mounted system module in the industry
  • Developed and launched Q-Rail with 25” diameter tank for aftermarket dual fuel market
  • Developed and launched Q-Cab, 3-tank CNG fuel module for behind the vehicle cab in tractor application
  • Developed and launched first 5,000 psi tank for emerging CNG virtual pipeline market
  • Developed and launched the first in-its-class 180 DGE, Q-Cab CNG Fuel System module

Best Value In the Industry

At Quantum, we’re proud of being industry leaders in the engineering, design, manufacturing and assembly of clean vehicle technologies. We’re also one of the best values on the market. Because we assemble our Q-Rail and Q-Cab systems using our own super-light, high capacity tanks, which we manufacture ourselves, we’re able to offer the world’s most efficient and advanced systems at highly competitive prices.

Depreciation mitigation
Quantum durability and reliability increase ROI and ensure the longevity of all our fuel systems.

Best Value In the Industry

Quality

The success of any organization depends on meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Quantum products are light, efficient, economical—and durable. All our systems are ISO certified and go through rigorous testing. We’re committed to achieving the highest levels of quality with strict adherence to disciplines such as:

Quality and Reliability
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Phase-Gate Model project management that includes customers in all Gate Reviews
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • ISO/TS16949 & ISO 14001 compliance
  • Quality Metrics to continually improve processes
  • Maintaining a Metrology lab to perform receiving, in-process, final, and shipping inspections to ensure product quality
  • Investigating process/product nonconformities to implement preventive measures
  • Translating customer requirements throughout supply chain via SQAR and supplier development
Quality and Reliability

The following achievements mark industry recognition of our steadfast commitment to quality:

Reliability

Reliability is a product’s ability to perform dependably over its anticipated lifetime. At Quantum, we design the reliability of our system up front, to meet your uptime goals down the road. System validation and durability testing ensures our robust designs will last the life of the vehicle. We perform safety, durability, and functionality testing on all of our tanks and systems, which enables us to provide an industry-leading warranty.

Quantum’s Testing and Validation Process Includes:

Corrosion Testing

Your trucks have to endure the harshest winters that Mother Nature can dish out. Inevitably, they’re going to have to survive a lifetime of corrosives, like road salt. Quantum uses the highest grade automotive coatings to ensure that our systems will remain structurally sound and serviceable in the long haul.

Crash Testing

Accidents do happen. At Quantum, we evaluate how well our fuel systems perform during an impact. A sled test was performed on our Back-of-Cab system subjected to a 60 G frontal collision. The physical integrity of the unit was not compromised after the collision.

Bonfire Testing

Accidents can cause fire. At Quantum, we tested the integrity of our fuel system through a bonfire test. For the test, propane burners were placed beneath the Back-of-Cab system with all three CNG tanks filled to service pressure of 3600 psi. Thirteen thermocouple sensors were placed within the system to monitor the temperature. As expected all three tanks vented properly.

Road Load Vibration Testing

Quantum sought out the roughest roads in North America and recorded the forces that your trucks see every day. We analyzed these vibrations and feed them into a multi-axis shaker where we test for an equivalent of 1 million road miles.
Back-of-Cab CNG on a shaker

The Quantum Warranty

At Quantum, we value vision, integrity, and, above all, the complete satisfaction of our customers.
Having the best technology, knowledge, experience and service in the industry makes it possible for us to offer the best warranty in the industry. We stand behind every product we make with a 2-year 200,000-mile warranty for fuel module systems and 2-year 100,000 mile warranty for tanks, and a 1-year warranty for our Virtual Pipeline System.

To support our customer operations, optional extended warranty available. Please contact us.

Warrany

Unparalleled Engineering

Quantum is all about innovation. Our more than 50 engineers and scientists and many highly qualified technicians and support personnel are constantly in R&D mode. We are currently working on innovations that will further reduce cost and weight, improve durability/reliability, enhance customer experience, and simplify service and maintenance through sophisticated software algorithms that integrate with base vehicle diagnostic networks.

Our history of engineering transformational change in high quality, clean vehicle technologies has maximized range, efficiency, ease-of-use—even aesthetics, and includes the following advances.

Engineering

Range

Our strap-mounted system (as opposed to neck/collar mounts) maximizes tank length within a given space (such as the back of the cab), increasing CNG storage and ultimately expanding vehicle range. The strap-mounted system also increases structural integrity and efficiency carrying the total load of the tanks directly to a truck’s frame rails instead of from the ends of the tanks to the frame rails. Ours is also the lightest tank technology in the industry shielded by lightweight fiberglass covers.

Ease of Use

Quantum systems are easy to use. Everything is conveniently located. Fill equipment is incorporated within the body of the fuel module with no extra lines, connections, or mounting required for the fuel management system. There is a convenient LED light located in the fill pocket for nighttime visibility. And new systems have an ignition lockout feature on the fill door to prevent driving away with the fuel hose still connected.

Efficiency

Quantum manufactures the most mass-efficient system in the industry, and we have innovations in the pipeline that will make that advantage even greater.

Aesthetics

Molded fiberglass covers and automotive quality paint protect both our Q-Cab and Q-Rail systems.

Safety

Quantum’s Type IV tanks are all validated by the stringent requirements of NGV2, and our systems comply with applicable industry standards. But Quantum goes beyond the industry requirements—and other fuel system providers to ensure safety and reliability.

Most Comprehensive Service

Our customer service is second to none. Partnering with certified service networks, we leverage a broad range or services to help build, maintain and run your fleet more efficiently—reducing costs, extending fuel range and increasing vehicle uptime. When you need help, you can call us from anywhere in the USA, and we’ll help get your truck serviced, generally within a 24 hour period.

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