Real World Applications

Quantum Virtual Pipeline Trailer – VPLite8

Customer: Public Utility

Issue/Challenge: City Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fill station with gas supply interruption for pipeline repairs

Quantum’s VPLite8 trailer was used in combination with a large trailer. The CNG is regulated from the trailer through 3 stages of regulation down to 180 psi for injection into the pipeline supplying the CNG fill station. In between each stage the customer would run it through ambient temperature coils built on a trailer to warm the gas before injection. The CNG fill station previously was using approximately 20,000 scf per day at a pipeline pressure of 200 psi.


Quantum’s VPLite8 trailer was used to provide gas supply while the larger trailer was offline waiting to be exchanged with another trailer. Repairs lasted 4 days and the Quantum VPLite8 successfully supported uninterrupted CNG supply.