Oklahoma City Converter Takes First G-Stor Go Delivery:
24 Units of 22-Inch Diameter, 26-Inch Manufacture Started
Luxfer Gas Cylinders reports the first delivery of its new G-Stor Go Type IV CNG cylinders. The recipient is Heartland Energy Options/Heartland CNG Conversions in Oklahoma City, a Qualified Vehicle Modifier for Ford specializing in heavy duty pickups.
Heartland has received 24 of the new 22-inch diameter tanks, says GM Justin Steckman. The new compressed natural gas cylinders feature “a proprietary aluminum boss and a seamless, high-density polymer liner fully wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fiber in an epoxy matrix,” Luxfer says.
Luxfer says it began manufacturing a 26-inch G-Stor Go variant for the heavy duty CNG truck market in mid-July. Luxfer has long produced Type III aluminum-lined CNG tanks, since 2013 under the brandname G-Stor Pro.
Announced at ACT Expo
Luxfer’s new G-Stor Go tanks, and a line of line of CNG fuel system accessories and mounting hardware, including valves, pressure-relief devices, and mounting blocks and straps, were announced at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif. (F&F, May 2).
“Our lightweight G-Stor Go cylinders are designed to deliver the highest levels of performance and gas retention while offering an optimal balance between weight and durability,” alternative fuel business development manager Mark Lawday said in the Luxfer delivery announcement.
“Luxfer was able to provide us the high-quality cylinders we needed in a very short time,” Steckman says in the Luxfer release.
Steckman told The Oklahoman newspaper that Heartland had previously been using CNG cylinders from 3M.
ACT Expo 2015 has been slated for May 4-7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. ACT Expo is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
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