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Quantum Reveals High-Pressure Tank for Virtual Pipeline Applications

Quantum Fuel Systems announced it has developed a 5,000 psi tank for the emerging CNG virtual 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. The 640 liter tank was designed to maximize the transport density of natural gas at 5,000 psi, compared to traditional 3,600 psi CNG storage.

Mr. Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum, noted that there are approximately 6,200 trillion cubic feet of stranded natural gas estimated around the world that could be brought to market with virtual pipeline systems.