Luxfer’s all-aluminum SCBA and life-support cylinders have been the industry workhorse in North America since the early 1970s. Up to 40% lighter in weight than comparable steel cylinders, Luxfer aluminum SCBA cylinders are non-magnetic and extremely corrosion resistant—unlike corrosion-prone steel cylinders.
Since 1988, Luxfer has manufactured these cylinders from its own proprietary version of 6061-T6 alloy. Now marketed as L6X®, this exclusive aluminum-magnesium-silicon formula was specifically designed by Luxfer metallurgists to provide improved durability, fracture toughness and resistance to tearing and cracking. More than 40 million L6X all-metal and composite cylinders in service around the world have an exemplary record for safety and dependability. Manufactured to all recognized international standards, L6X SCBA and life-support cylinders are available in a broad range of sizes and capacities.