Luxfer to launch its higher-performance second-generation Type 4 AF cylinders at ACTExpo May 2-5
3 May 2016
ACT stands for Advanced Clean Transportation. ACTExpo developers describe it as "the largest clean fleet event" covering "all alternative fuels and weight classes."
Luxfer's new GEN2 G-Stor Go cylinders provide a 9 percent volume increase of compressed natural gas (CNG) in terms of diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) and a 15 percent weight savings compared to the company's industry-leading first-generation Type 4 AF cylinders. When compared to conventional competitive hybrid carbon-fiberglass cylinders, the DGE volume improvement increases to 14 percent and the weight savings grows to 30 percent*.
Cylinder diameters from 22 inches to 27 inches are available; cylinder lengths range from 40 inches to 140 inches, the longest Type 4 fuel cylinder in the industry. GEN2 cylinders feature a new polymer liner and patented boss design that provide the highest level of liner performance and gas retention.
Luxfer recently began shipping new GEN2 cylinders to its customers that serve the trash truck, class-8 heavy-duty truck and medium-duty truck sectors. Mark Lawday, Luxfer's alternative fuel business development director, said: "We're excited that our long-term development and investment related to our new GEN2 range are complete and that we can now offer the extra volume and weight savings that our customers need to optimize performance of their CNG systems. Feedback about these new products has been very positive."
Lawday noted that GEN2 cylinders are equipped with Luxfer's proprietary G-Flo™ valves that enable faster filling and provide more usable gas. "The combination of our higher-volume, lighter-weight cylinders and our unique valve technology should help relieve end-user 'range anxiety' about CNG-powered vehicles," he said.
GEN2 G-Stor Go cylinders are manufactured at the Luxfer plant in Riverside, Calif.
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Luxfer Gas Cylinders (www.luxfercylinders.com) is the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders. Luxfer has a global presence in gas-containment for the following markets: medical, life support, alternative fuel, specialty gas, beverage, fire extinguishers, aerospace, inflation, scuba and performance racing. The company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, England, France, China and India. More than 60 million Luxfer cylinders in service around the world have an exemplary record for dependable service and safety. Luxfer Gas Cylinders is an operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR, www.luxfer.com).
*Compared to the standard 26-inch x 90-inch carbon-and-fiberglass hybrid cylinder made by a leading manufacturer of Type 4 cylinders other than Luxfer.