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Quantum Tanks for 80 Ryder NGVs

August 12, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order Covers Both Rail-Mount and Back-of-Cab Units

Quantum Fuel Systems today reported receipt “of multiple purchase orders” from Ryder System for more than 80 vehicles that will have Quantum’s Q-RailLite and Q-CabLite compressed natural gas fuel system modules.

Q-RailLite rail-mounted CNG fuel unit from Quantum

Q-RailLite rail-mounted CNG fuel unit from Quantum

“With the agreement, Ryder will purchase innovative CNG tank systems directly from Quantum and install them onto [CNG] vehicles using Ryder’s network of certified installation facilities,” Quantum says.

The Q-RailLite line has been engineered for “the traditional open rail-space,” Quantum says, while Q-CabLite arrays are installed behind the truck cab allowing for a greater CNG capacity.

Quantum's Q-CabLite back-of-cab CNG fuel system on a Ryder-operated Freightliner tractor.

Quantum’s Q-CabLite back-of-cab CNG fuel system on a Ryder-operated Freightliner tractor.

The Quantum assemblies have integral fuel receptacles, pressure gauges, safety systems including shut-off valves, pressure relief devices, pressure sensors and fuel metering subsystems, including pressure regulators and thermal management capability.

Another Million from Zhro, Too

Quantum uses its Q-Lite brand Type IV CNG fuel cylinders in the Q-RailLite and Q-CabLite arrays.

Separately, Quantum has reported a $1.0 million add-on to an existing contract with Arizona’s Zhro to develop an aftermarket engine conversion product for heavy duty diesel engines (F&F, March 21).

“The new contract, which is in addition to the $6.0 million in development contracts previously awarded to Quantum by Zhro, is for Quantum to advance the fuel system control software and oversee the development and integration of the engine control software system,” Quantum said.

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Source: Quantum releases with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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