Quantum Delivers Third Hydrogen Refueling System

April 07, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (Irvine, CA) announced that it delivered a proprietary hydrogen refueling system to AeroVironment Inc. (Monrovia, CA). The refueling system will be used to refuel Quantum's hydrogen storage tanks on the Helios unmanned flying wing, designed by AeroVironment for NASA. This is the third hydrogen refueling system delivered by Quantum.

Quantum has developed a line of stationary, portable and mobile 5,000psi and 10,000psi hydrogen-refuelers to support the emerging fuel cell market. These compact units draw hydrogen from either a commercially available gaseous hydrogen supply and boost the pressure of the hydrogen for delivery to the fuel cell application at the desired pressure; or from a high-pressure storage cascade based on Quantum's ultra-lightweight, all-composite, TriShield™ hydrogen storage tanks. The units are designed to ensure a complete fill of hydrogen using software-controlled temperature compensation.