Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Luxfer Gas Cylinders will officially launch its second
generation of G-Stor™
Go Type 4 carbon composite cylinders for alternative fuel (AF) containment at
the sixth annual ACTExpo in Long Beach, Calif., May 2-5.
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
GEN2 G-Stor Go cylinders are manufactured at the
Luxfer plant in Riverside, Calif.
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Gas Cylinders 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.