Cobham, an international gas management and composites technology provider, has achieved successful qualification of two new Type 4 compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks in North America, marking its formal entry into the natural gas vehicle commercial trucking market.
Type 4 polymer lined, carbon fiber wrapped tanks offer large gas volume in a low profile, lightweight storage vessel. Cobham’s 278 and 436 Liter tanks, 60″ and 90″ in length, are six times more resistant to permeation than required by the NGV2/FMVSS specification to offer enhanced safety and fuel preservation. Tanks can also be customized ranging from 17.4″ to 26″ in diameter, in lengths of 45″ to 135″ to meet specific market needs.
Tim Sopko, Vice President, General Manager, Cobham Mission Systems said, “The same processes that resulted in 100% on-time delivery over 12 consecutive months for our aerospace customers will afford our NGV tank customers the best possible lead times for exact quantities desired.”
Cobham designs and produces high performance composite pressure vessels and hybrid integrated structures for alternative energy, life support, military and commercial aircraft, and spacecraft applications. It sees the NGV market as a strategic fit that leverages the company’s gas management core capability and composites technology to offer best value to end users.
(Source: Cobham Mission Systems)