Quantum Fuel Systems receives DOT special permit on VP-650 CNG trailer

Sept. 21, 2016

Quantum Fuel Systems, an industry leader in CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel systems for the automotive and heavy-duty industry, has received a special permit from Department of Transportation (DOT) for its new VP-650 virtual pipeline trailer, which will have the highest capacity available in the industry at approximately 650,000 Standard Cubic Feet (SCF).

The VP-650 is capable of moving a significant amount of compressed natural gas and utilizes Quantum's Q-Lite CNG storage cylinders which are the lightest weight per unit fuel stored. The tanks in the VP-650 are capable of storing gas at up to 5,000 psi service pressure. This combination of lighter weight and more fuel has enabled Quantum to provide the new VP-650 virtual pipeline trailer with an industry leading capacity of 650,000 SCF.

The trailer design and integration will house other unique features that will set this product apart from existing trailers, including push button shut-offs, independent lock-off features, and other technology to ensure a full fill is achieved every time.

Quantum's VP-650 is mounted in a 45-ft high-cube shipping container and has also been designed for sea transport. Short to medium distance shipping of CNG can be much more cost effective than shipping LNG and other clean fuels.

Learn more at www.qtww.com.