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CNG Cylinders

The Case for Natural Gas Vehicles

Luxfer Uttam India, Joint venture entity of Luxfer Gas Cylinders, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminium high-pressure gas cylinders. When it comes to transportation, one thing has become increasingly clear over the past decade: The world can no longer afford to depend on oil as an energy source. For one thing, the oil supply is simply running out. Demand for oil in both developed and developing countries is rising significantly, and by 2020, the world could face an energy crisis. Even more disturbing is the well-publicized environmental damage being done by exhausts from gasoline and diesel vehicles.

The solution: alternative fuels —the most attractive of which is natural gas. Here’ is why:

  • Natural gas is good for the environment, because it’s one of the cleanest burning fuels available. Using natural gas instead of gasoline and diesel fuel can:
    o Reduce ozone-depleting greenhouse gases by up to 25 percent.
    o Reduce airborne particulates by up to 99 percent.
    o Reduce harmful, smog-producing gases (carbon monoxide by up to 90 percent and nitrous oxides between 60 and 85 percent).
  • Many countries offer special tax incentives to encourage use of natural gas.
  • Heavy-duty vehicles using natural gas, especially CNG, have made significant progress toward meeting stringent emission requirements mandated by governments around the world—requirements that conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles cannot meet.
  • Unlike so many other fuels that are reliant on the development of new technology, natural gas is readily—and abundantly—available now from stable sources that offer security of supply.
  • Only Luxfer is a truly global cylinder manufacturer with plants and sales offices around the world, including Luxfer’s new California facility dedicated solely to manufacturing composite alternative fuel cylinders. Founded in 1898, Luxfer invented cold-extruded aluminium cylinders in 1958 and began making composite cylinders in 1976. Luxfer is now the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminium and composite cylinders.
  • Only Luxfer has nearly 3 million full-wrap composite cylinders in service around the globe, the world’s largest population with an exemplary record for safety and dependable performance.
  • Only Luxfer offers a 15-year, full-life warranty on its AF cylinders, the best in the industry.
  • Only Luxfer uses proprietary technology to manufacture its own lightweight aluminium liners, made by Luxfer’s Hydrospin Division in California.
  • Only Luxfer holds numerous worldwide patents related to cylinder and metallurgical technology, because Luxfer is the only cylinder manufacturer with an active, global research and development program. We specialize in customized development programs to meet specific customer needs. Look to Luxfer for future innovations in alternative fuel cylinders.

Only Luxfer is a truly global cylinder manufacturer with plants and sales offices around the world, including Luxfer’s new California facility dedicated solely to manufacturing composite alternative fuel cylinders. Founded in 1898, Luxfer invented cold-extruded aluminium cylinders in 1958 and began making composite cylinders in 1976. Luxfer is now the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminium and composite cylinders.

Only Luxfer has nearly 3 million full-wrap composite cylinders in service around the globe, the world’s largest population with an exemplary record for safety and dependable performance.

Only Luxfer offers a 15-year, full-life warranty on its AF cylinders, the best in the industry.

Only Luxfer uses proprietary technology to manufacture its own lightweight aluminium liners, made by Luxfer’s Hydrospin Division in California.

Only Luxfer holds numerous worldwide patents related to cylinder and metallurgical technology, because Luxfer is the only cylinder manufacturer with an active, global research and development program. We specialize in customized development programs to meet specific customer needs. Look to Luxfer for future innovations in alternative fuel cylinders.

Only Luxfer is involved in all major industry organizations around the world, including the American Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (ANGVC), European Natural Gas Vehicle Association (ENGVA), U.S. Compressed Gas Association (CGA), European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA), European Cylinder Manufacturers Association (ECMA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and International Standards Organization (ISO). Luxfer has a long history of active involvement in the formulation of legislation and regulations related to cylinder manufacturing and usage around the world.

Only Luxfer is part of the Luxfer Group, an international corporation specializing in high technology materials and manufacturing (visit www.luxfer.com).

Only Luxfer has more than a century of proven business stability, product quality, outstanding service and customer support. Luxfer also maintains an outstanding quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001.
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