‘Revolutionary’ CNG Fuel Module Said to Be Highest Capacity Back-of-Cab,
UPS on T680s Said First Customer for 160-DGE Variant with 30-Inch Tanks
Quantum Fuel Systems is promoting a “revolutionary” back-of-cab compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assembly it says can hold as much as 180 diesel gallon equivalents.
“The new system can be configured for 160 or 180 DGEs in a single package and incorporates a revolutionary and cost-effective 30-inch diameter storage tank,” Quantum says.
“UPS is the first customer of Quantum’s early production Q-Cab160 series and recently took delivery of early-production systems for installation on Kenworth T680 series tractors,” states a release.
‘A New Standard’
Quantum produces Q-Lite brand Type IV all-composite CNG cylinders. Its line of on-vehicle CNG fuel system assemblies was launched last year.
“Our intimate knowledge of CNG tanks and unique ability to engineer and commercialize our own creative tank products inside our innovative system designs, offers the industry forward looking solutions to satisfy evolving requirements to drive longer distances, minimize weight and simplify the system for servicing,” Quantum president and CEO Brian Olson says in the 180-DGE announcement.
Quantum says further that it “has established a new standard for back-of-cab storage and capacity by commercializing a 180 DGE system, offering the lightest weight and highest capacity per DGE system in the industry… Quantum is able to offer fleet operators the needed capacity in a single module and the benefit of weight reduction and fuel efficiency.”
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Source: Quantum with Fleets & Fuels follow-up