100% In-House Production Seen as a Market Edge
Catalina Composites promoted its new line of large-diameter Type III CNG cylinders at ACT Expo, emphasizing custom solutions for customers.
A state-of-the-art production facility designed for highly efficient throughput and the purchase of forged 6061 aluminum from an affiliate company – APP/Aluminum Precision Products – will yield a market edge, says GM Kjeld Johansen.
“All operations are in-house under one roof,” he says. In-house heat treatment of the aluminum liners “will set us apart from our competitors,” he told F&F in Long Beach.
The 16-Inch Will Be First
The Garden Grove, Calif.-based company will offer tanks with diameters ranging from 12 to 26 inches, and lengths up to 132 inches.
“We are in the early stages of the qualification process for the 16-inch,” Johansen says. The 22-inch product will follow, and then the 26.
Catalina’s tanks are to be certified to NGV2-2007/FMVSS 304, ISO 11439, ISO 11119-2, and/or ISO 11515 requirements. They are manufactured in a 107,000-square-foot facility designed for maximum production and energy efficiency.
“We listen and work closely with our customers from design conception to a finished product that meets their specific needs,” the company says. “Our customers come to us for innovative solutions.”
Catalina Composites is a division of Catalina Cylinders, which was established in 1992.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.