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Hexagon Composites Makes SMARTSTORE CNG Transport Module Available in U.S.


Hexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate its newest Mobile Pipeline product in the United States. Hexagon says the enhanced SMARTSTORE module offers the highest CNG volume of a 20 ft. container, transporting up to 245,000 scf, with a total water volume of 23,175 L.

Containing larger cylinders than previous modules, SMARTSTORE achieves greater volume with fewer tanks and connections. Horizontal mounting of up to 15 MAGNUM tanks sized to the entire length of the module ensures easy access to plumbing and reduces maintenance costs. Its low weight and compact intermodal dimensions are well suited for transporting energy gases by road, rail and sea.

“USDOT approval allows North American customers to take advantage of lower capital expenditures for clients requiring a smaller footprint than our TITAN trailer,” says Frank Häberli, Vice President, Mobile Pipeline division. “We are pleased to provide off-pipeline customers a full range of competitive, lightweight, bulk-hauling options for clean-burning natural gas.”

The new SMARTSTORE was designed and tested in accordance with the United States Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Special Permit 14951, and reviewed by an independent inspection agency. It also has American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approval for operation in Latin America, Asia and Africa. In Europe, the Company offers an ADR/TPED approved version.