ELKHART, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Alternative Systems (GAS) is using Luxfer's G-Stor™ Pro Type 3 carbon composite cylinders to convert a fleet of Freightliner
work trucks to run on clean-burning, environmentally friendly compressed
natural gas (CNG). The vehicles will become part of the growing fleet
of CNG-powered package delivery trucks deployed by a major
200 trucks were put into service in 2014, with additional conversions
scheduled this year. Every truck uses two high-pressure Luxfer
cylinders, each with a capacity of 1,976.8 cubic feet of natural gas
compressed to 3,600 psi (248 bar). Consisting of a proprietary aluminum
liner fully over-wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fiber, each
cylinder is 16 inches in diameter and 78 inches long. The cylinders are
being manufactured at Luxfer's facility in Riverside, Calif.
primary reason we chose these Luxfer cylinders is that they're the
lightest-weight Type 3 cylinders on the market-16 percent lighter than
other cylinders we considered," said Mark Matijevich, GAS general
manager. He explained that because of reduced weight, the transportation
company should benefit from improved fuel economy, extended range and a
reduction in vehicle maintenance costs because of less wear and tear on
brakes, tires and suspension systems. "Luxfer was also the only company
that offered cylinders with a 25-year service life, which was another
factor in our decision," he added.
Ramirez, Luxfer's sales manager for the alternative fuel market, noted
that having the option to supply cylinders from two Luxfer manufacturing
facilities-in Riverside, Calif., and Calgary, Canada-was an important
"security of supply" consideration.
About Green Alternative Systems (GAS)
Established in 2006, Green Alternative Systems (www.greenalternativesystems.com)
specializes in fleet conversions for the compressed natural gas and
propane fuel market. The largest fleet-conversion company in North
America, GAS has completed thousands of alternative fuel system
installations. In addition to its headquarters facility in Indiana, the
company currently operates three facilities in California; two in
Florida; and six more in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
and New York. Additional facilities are planned.
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
An operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE:LXFR), Luxfer Gas Cylinders (www.luxfercylinders.com)
is the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and
composite cylinders, including both Type 3 and Type 4 cylinders for
alternative fuels (for more information, visit www.luxferaf.com).
The company also has a global presence in a broad range of other
markets, including medical, firefighter and first-responder life
support, specialty gas, beverage, fire extinguishers, aerospace,
inflation, scuba diving and performance racing. Luxfer Gas Cylinders
operates manufacturing facilities in the USA, Canada, England, France,
Germany, China and India.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Dan Stracner, 951-341-2375