Transport Canada recently granted Quantum Fuel Systems, a provider of compress natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for the heavy-duty industry, the Canadian Equivalency Certification for its Virtual Pipeline Trailers (VPTs).
This certification enables Quantum’s VPTs to be registered and utilized in Canada, where CNG cylinders are approved in accordance with TC-SU-5931, which is based on ISO11119-3.2 and BS 3.3.9, TC-3FCM, CAN/CSA B339 and other Transport Canada requirements.
“We are committed to continue to build our portfolio of product offerings to support our customers’ diverse needs,” said Mark Arold, president of Quantum Fuel. “Receiving the Equivalency Certification from Transport Canada now allows us to support our customers in the Canadian market to meet the energy needs of their customers in the most efficient way possible.”
Quantum has been selling its line of various-sized VPTs in the US receiving a permit from the US Department of Transportation in September 2014. The company’s virtual pipeline solution for transporting CNG uses high-capacity tanks with a longer tank life, and provides more fuel at a lower cost with fewer trailers and increased uptime.
These high-capacity trailers are easily transportable domestically and globally, Quantum said, and come in a range of sizes, including:
- The VP5000 is configured up to 638 MCF @ 5,000 psi where trailer weight can exceed 80,000 lbs
- The VPLite51 is configured up to 530 MCF @ 3,600 psi and is under 80,000 lbs of total weight
- The VPLite45 is configured up to 470 MCF @ 3,600 psi and is under 80,000 lbs of total weight
Other sizes, configurations and capacities for moving CNG are available upon request.