LAKE FOREST, Calif., January 17, 2019 — Quantum Fuel Systems (Quantum), an industry leader in Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel systems for the automotive and heavy duty industries, announced today a customer order for their newest Virtual Pipeline product line extension – a 20-foot modular container – the VPLite21
The new customer, a utility company, distributes natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers and will temporarily place the Quantum Virtual Pipeline trailers at isolated locations with planned maintenance projects on the transmission pipelines or distribution systems. The new Quantum Virtual Pipeline Trailers will allow the utility company to provide a continuous, un-interrupted supply of natural gas to their customers.
“We have listened to utility leaders in the industry who have told us that they need our product, but in a smaller footprint. The VPLite21 addresses those needs, and allows Quantum to serve new markets,” said Mark Arold, President, Quantum Fuel Systems LLC. “There is enormous interest in Virtual Pipeline Trailers, and we look forward to further expanding our product portfolio with even more configuration options to be able to offer solutions tailored to our customer’s needs.”
Quantum’s 20-foot modular container has a gaseous capacity of approximately 227,000 Standard Cubic Feet (SCF) and weighs less than 25,000 pounds empty, and less than 35,000 pounds fully-loaded. It is equipped with 21 vertical Type 4 CNG tanks, which enables increased flexibility for customers that require smaller onsite storage capacity or have smaller project needs.
The VPLite21 will start delivering in Q2, 2019 and will be certified for use in the United States and Canada, with world-wide availability to follow.
For the last three years, Quantum Fuel Systems has been delivering VPLITE Virtual Pipeline Trailers to customers. The VPLite product line, at 3,600 pounds per square inch (psi), can carry up to approximately 530,000 standard cubic foot (scf) in the VPLite51, but is also available in configurations with less hauling capacity. Additionally, Quantum has a 5,000 psi trailer option.
Quantum’s innovative virtual pipeline solution for transporting CNG and other gaseous fuels uses industry-leading, high capacity tanks with a longer tank life, and provide dollar-for-dollar more fuel at a lower cost with fewer trailers and increased uptime. These high-capacity trailers are easily transportable domestically and globally.
About Quantum Fuel Systems LLC
Quantum Fuel Systems LLC is engineering the future of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) storage by designing, developing and bringing innovative gas transport trailers, and heavy duty truck fuel storage systems to the market. Quantum is at the forefront of the industry with decades of experience in gaseous fuel storage and systems solutions. Learn more at www.qtww.com.