Hexagon Lincoln debuted its all-carbon 16 inch Type 4 pressure vessel last week at North America’s largest natural gas vehicle (NGV) event in Denver, Colorado, hosted by NGVAmerica. The tanks are the company’s highest gas capacity and lightest weight tanks for this market to date.
“In the race to be the lightest tank on the market, our engineers have never sacrificed durability for weight,” said Chet Dawes, Vice President of CNG Automotive Products. “It’s what makes us the global leader in the industry.” The new tanks have a polymer liner that is corrosion free and are 70% lighter than steel, improving vehicle range, payload and handling. Hexagon Lincoln says the cylinders are particularly well suited for the refuse and transit bus market.
Hexagon Lincoln is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, which also marked its 52nd Anniversary at the conference, celebrating its long history as the world’s largest manufacturer of Type 4 pressure vessels. Hexagon Composites ASA is a publicly listed company with its headquarters in Ålesund, Norway. The Group develops and produces composite cylinders for the storage and transport of various gases under pressure.
(Source: Hexagon Lincoln)