Luxfer Gas Cylinders launched its second generation of G-Stor™ Go Type 4 carbon composite cylinders at ACTExpo in Long Beach, California earlier this month. The 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 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 (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).
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 a high 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.
GEN2 cylinders are equipped with Luxfer’s proprietary G-Flo™ valves that enable faster filling and provide more usable gas.
GEN2 G-Stor Go cylinders are manufactured at the Luxfer plant in Riverside, Calif.