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Luxfer Introduced G-Stor® Go Line of Type 4 Carbon Composite AF Cylinders at ACT Expo

Published on 2014-08-11. Author : SpecialChem

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Luxfer Gas Cylinders introduced its G-Stor® Go line of Type 4 carbon composite alternative fuel (AF) cylinders at the ACT Expo tradeshow May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. ACT stands for Alternative Clean Transportation.

"By introducing the G-Stor Go product line, Luxfer is now the largest cylinder manufacturer offering both Type 3 and Type 4 composite cylinders for CNG" The latest addition to Luxfer's growing G-Stor line of lightweight cylinders for containment of clean-burning, environmentally friendly compressed natural gas (CNG), the G-Stor Go line will offer a wide range of cylinder sizes and capacities suitable for medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicle fuel systems. With a full operating pressure of 3,600 psi (248 bar), these Type 4 (polymer-lined) cylinders are ideal for end-users and fuel system manufacturers requiring cylinders with outside diameters of 22 inches or more.

Available in multiple capacities, Luxfer's 22-inch diameter G-Stor Go cylinders are built around a purpose-engineered lightweight boss and high-density polymer-liner interface designed to ensure the highest levels of performance and gas retention. Luxfer's Type 4 liners have corrosion-resistant, seamless body construction that is free of inherent leak paths. Offering an optimal balance between weight and durability, G-Stor Go cylinders feature high-strength carbon-fiber and epoxy-mix overwraps instead of hybrid carbon-and-fiberglass overwraps often used in competing products.

Luxfer is in the process of expanding its G-Stor Go product range to include 26-inch-diameter cylinders and accessories for the rapidly growing Class 8 heavy-duty truck market. These new products — scheduled to be available later this year — will be produced at Luxfer Utah, a recently acquired, dedicated Type 4 cylinder manufacturing facility. "By introducing the G-Stor Go product line, Luxfer is now the largest cylinder manufacturer offering both Type 3 and Type 4 composite cylinders for CNG," said Mark Lawday, Luxfer's director of business development for alternative fuel. "Customers who need the larger diameters possible with Type 4 will now are able to get class-leading products along with first-class service, design expertise and volume capability that have made Luxfer the world's premium high-pressure cylinder manufacturer."

About Luxfer Gas Cylinders

With facilities in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany and China, Luxfer Gas Cylinders is one of the world's largest manufacturers of aluminum and composite high-pressure cylinders, including composite cylinders for the storage and transportation of CNG, bio-methane, hydrogen and other industrial gases. Luxfer composite cylinders are also used for containment of medical oxygen, breathing air for the firefighters and other first responders, and specialty electronic and calibration gases. Luxfer Gas Cylinders is an operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR).

Source: Luxfer Gas Cylinders


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