Mainstay FuelTechnologies, Inc., announced that it has selected second-generation G-STOR™Go Type 4 cylinders, G-Flo™ valves and related technologies from Luxfer Gas Cylinders for its compressed natural gas (CNG) on-board fuel systems for heavy-duty trucks.
According toMainstay CEO Rod Grandy, Mainstay will use these Luxfer products exclusively in their new generation of systems. “The market-leading weight and capacity attributes of Luxfer’s G-STOR Go cylinders gives us greater design flexibility to customize the range, weight and durability features of our systems,” he said.
Luxfer will also provide cylinder and valve engineering and product support related toMainstay’s efforts in the heavy-duty over-the-road truck channel. “The cost of on-board fuel systems has been a factor in the adoption of CNG in this space, and the supply channel has been working diligently to lower the cost of these systems and to better match system ranges to actual fleet requirements,” Grandy said. “Working closely with Luxfer gives us the ability to leverage their best-in-class cylinders and related technologies into our systems to meet industry price points and to continue innovating with new system configurations and capabilities.”
Mark Lawday, Luxfer Business Development Director for the alternative fuel market, commented: “We are pleased to be developing our long-standing relationship with Mainstay and supplying them with our new GEN2 G-Stor Go cylinders and G-Flo valves. For more than 50 years, Luxfer has specialized in reducing cylinder weight while ensuring the highest levels of safety, durability and performance.”
AboutMainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc.
Based in Piedmont, S.C., Mainstay (www.mainstayfueltech.com) specializes in designing, engineering and producing CNGfuel-delivery systems. The company provides products and services for Class 7and 8 heavy-duty vehicles, including refuse trucks, concrete mixers, vocational trucks and over-the-road tractors. The company also offers products and services for Class 3 through 6 medium-duty work trucks, service vehicles and commercial buses.
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Luxfer Gas Cylinders, an operating company of Luxfer Group
(NYSE: LXFR), is the world’s largest producer of aluminum and composite cylinders. The company has a worldwide presence in many markets, including alternative fuel, life support, medical, specialty gas, beverage, fire extinguishers, aerospace, inflation, scuba and performance racing. Luxfer operates manufacturing facilities in England, the United States, France, China and India. More than 70 million Luxfer cylinders in service around the globe have an exemplary record for dependable service and safety.