23 August 2011
23 August 2011
Hexagon's Lincoln Composites have signed a contract to supply 40 foot TITAN modules as well as 20 foot Smartstore modules using 450 litre TUFFSHELL cylinders to Petrovietnam Gas South and CNG Vietnam J-S Company.
Hexagon Composites develops and manufactures lightweight containers of composites which offer high strength combined with light weight. These lightweight high-pressure modules will be used to transport compressed natural gas to ceramic processing plants that require large consumption of gas at very high flow rate. Efficient gas transportation modules such as TITAN are expected to increase in demand as more natural gas is allocated for industrial usage in Vietnam.
""The new contracts clearly prove Hexagon Composites' leading position in Vietnam as the most preferred bulk gas transportation supplier,"" says Lincoln Composites' Director of Business Development, Goh Tat Chuan.
""TITAN is currently the most advanced and effective bulk gas transportation system in Vietnam. It is easy to operate and maintain. More importantly, we have also seen significant cost savings in our operations due to the efficiency of the modules"" says Ha Anh Tuan, Deputy General Director or Petrovietnam Southern Gas Company.
They say that their TITAN tanks ensure safe and simple transportation in ISO container form. A 40 foot TITAN module can transport approximately 10 000 m³ of compressed natural gas meaning that the TITAN modules will provide a capacity increase, allowing transport of more than twice as much gas as conventional steel solutions, while reducing the overall gross vehicle weight by several tonnes. This payload increase also allows fewer trailers to transport more gas throughout the country, and increase gas transportation operating efficiency. The 20 foot Smartstore modules provide excellent storage efficiency and act as an intermediate storage solution for regions where the roadway infrastructure does not allow for use of a 40 foot trailer.
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