A Hexagon Lincoln Smartstore CNG transport module.
A Hexagon Lincoln Smartstore CNG transport module.

Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has received US DOT (Department of Transportation) approval to operate its newest composite mobile pipeline product in the United States.

The improved all-composite Smartstore module offers the highest compressed natural gas (CNG) volume of any 20 ft container transporting up to 245,000 scf (6,910 scm), with a total water volume of 23,175 liters. It is also suitable for transporting compressed hydrogen gas (CHG).

Containing larger cylinders than previous modules, Smartstore achieves greater volume with fewer tanks and connections, the company says. Horizontal mounting of up to 15 Magnum tanks sized to the entire length of the module improves access to plumbing and reduces maintenance costs. The main advantage of the design is a high rate of gas flow. Its low weight and compact intermodal dimensions make it suitable for transporting energy gases by road, rail and sea.

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