The company has developed an innovative 5,000 psi tank for the emerging natural gas mobile pipeline market and has shipped the first 100 units to a foreign-based customer. The tank was developed in connection with the customer’s arrangement with an industrial firm to transport CNG in bulk quantities to locations where natural gas pipeline infrastructure is nonexistent. On a broader scale, mobile pipeline applications include gas transport to remote manufacturing and power generation sites, mines, oil and gas fields, and marine.
The 640-liter tank was designed to maximize the transport density of natural gas at 5,000 psi and incorporates unique design characteristics with patented interfaces enabling high capacity. In addition, the customer has a proprietary tank fill technology which allows for innovative refueling and elevated use of the tanks’ available capacity.
Quantum was selected for this demanding application due to its Q-Lite® tank technology available for CNG and hydrogen applications that delivers the lightest weight and highest capacity of any high pressure gaseous fuel tank in the industry. The mobile pipeline tank is a derivative of Quantum’s successful Q-Lite® CNG storage tank technology being utilized on thousands of Class 6-8 trucks around North America.
“We have always prided ourselves on engineering the future of CNG and this first-of-its-kind 5,000 psi CNG storage vessel can be used across a multitude of industries and applications. The CNG mobile pipeline will be one of the first applications and we see emerging opportunities for this innovative tank in the United States as well as international markets,” said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum.