Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. received a contract to develop a specialized 5,000 psi CNG tank specifically configured for an integrated storage system for heavy duty mining trucks in Australia.
The tank will be developed for an international industrial firm which supports mining and other manufacturing applications leveraging compressed natural gas. The mining applications require availability of natural gas using virtual pipeline delivery methods and the use of CNG tanks for mining applications complements Quantum's recently announced commercial entry into the virtual pipeline industry.
The tank under development will be optimized to maximize CNG payload in mining applications. The Q-Lite tank technology is available for multiple CNG applications and delivers the lightest weight and highest capacity of any high pressure gaseous tank in the industry.
The tank was developed using the same design and production characteristics of Quantum's highly successful Q-Lite CNG storage tanks being utilized on thousands of Class 6-8 on-road trucks throughout North America.