Peterbilt is showcasing Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide’s new Back-of-Cab (BOC) compressed natural gas (CNG) storage module installed on a Peterbilt 579 truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
|New Back-of-Cab CNG storage system. Click to enlarge.|
Quantum recently designed, engineered, and introduced this high capacity, light-weight, CNG storage system for the fast growing natural gas truck retro-fit, dealer up-fit and OEM market segments. This new BOC module uses Quantum’s Q-lite tank technology and stores 123 DGE (Diesel Gallon Equivalent) of fuel. It is approximately 1,000 lbs (454 kg) lighter than competitive products.
Installation of the BOC module with additional Quantum frame-rail-mounted CNG modules can achieve a total capacity of up to 216 DGE, which can provide up to 900 miles total range. The BOC module can also be used independently, offering sufficient range for many distribution applications. This module offers the lowest price per DGE in the industry and allows open frame rail space for accessories.
This new BOC CNG module has been developed in close cooperation with large fleet customers and OEMs and will be built at Quantum’s CNG module production center in Lake Forest, California.
These compact BOC modules are a fully integrated 3,600 psi (248 bar) storage solution that can be installed in a matter of hours. System installation and service on new and used trucks will be supported by a growing network of CNG experienced truck dealers and truck service providers who partner with Quantum.