LightSail Energy has launched the LightStore® high capacity gas transport module that incorporates state-of-the art carbon composite pressure vessels that are lightweight, yet low cost, allowing breakthrough economics in gas storage and transport, the lowest gas transport cost per mile ever achieved. The module (below 80,000 lb. GVW) has received a U.S. DOT special permit. “LightStore vessels have been rigorously tested to ensure safety, performance and reliability to achieve ASME and DOT approvals,” said Neel Sirosh, Senior Vice President at LightSail.
The LightStore comprises a modular 53-ft ISO 1496-3 compliant container, convenient one-touch operational controls, remote data capability and numerous safety features including innovative pressure vessel mounting systems, fire safety and emergency shut-offs. It is ideal for economic storage of natural gas for vehicle refueling and power generation, and for transportation of large quantities of gas to locations where pipelines do not exist.
The modularity and high capacity of LightStore can positively impact the economics of natural gas projects since each module allows transportation of up to half a million standard cubic foot of CNG per truck load, which is up to 5 times more capacity than a steel tube trailer — enough fuel to refuel a fleet of Class 8 trucks or keep a thousand homes warm in a cold winter day.
“The boom in U.S. natural gas production has led to historically low gas prices, driving widespread substitution of gas for other fossil fuels, resulting in safer, cleaner and cheaper energy solutions,” said Stephen E. Crane, Co-Founder and CEO of LightSail Energy. “We are pleased to offer a high capacity gas transport solution that is economical and complies with the legal weight limit in most states.”
Source: LightSail Energy