Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#BombTrucks are Never Empty

This is a page "VP-Owners-Manual-Rev-B.pdf" obtained here:

This is a Type-4 CNG Carbon Fiber Composite Virtual Pipeline tube trailer.
a/k/a, #BombTrucks

A fully loaded Quantum VP-Lite carries about 24,000 lbs of methane at 3,600 psi. This results in a Gross Vehicular Weight at the max allowed without a DOT Special Permit: 80,000 lbs.

This is the loaded, or "high pressure" configuration.
There is also a 200 psi "low pressure" configuration, but it's not correct to call this "empty".

This trailer can never be emptied without damaging it. 
At between $500,000 to $700,000 each, they want to avoid this at all costs.

I estimate at 200 psi (assuming a linear function), that an "empty" or low-pressure configuation, the trailer still holds neary a ton of methane, over 1,300 lbs.

From Quantum Technologies

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