Will Use Second-Generation G-Stor Go Type IVs Exclusively,
Says Mainstay’s Grandy, to Help ‘Meet Industry Price Points’
Mainstay Fuel Technologies said today that it’s picked second-generation G-Stor Go brand all-composite Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders from Luxfer Gas Cylinders for its CNG systems for heavy duty trucks, as well as G-Flo valves and related technologies from Luxfer Gas Cylinders.
According to Mainstay CEO Rod Grandy, Mainstay will use these Luxfer products exclusively in their new generation of systems. “The market-leading weight and capacity attributes of Luxfer’s G-STOR Go cylinders gives us greater design flexibility to customize the range, weight and durability features of our systems,” he says in a release.
Luxfer will also provide cylinder and valve engineering and product support related to Mainstay’s efforts in the heavy-duty over-the-road truck channel, Mainstay says.
Cost ‘Has Been a Factor’
“The cost of onboard fuel systems has been a factor in the adoption of CNG in this space, and the supply channel has been working diligently to lower the cost of these systems and to better match system ranges to actual fleet requirements,” Grandy said.
“Working closely with Luxfer gives us the ability to leverage their best-in-class cylinders and related technologies into our systems to meet industry price points and to continue innovating with new system configurations and capabilities.”
Luxfer’s second-generation Type IV tanks, formally introduced at ACT Expo 2015 this past May, are said toi weight less and hold more fuel than the first-generation G-Stor Go version (F&F, May 2).
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Source: Mainstay Fuel Technologies with Fleets & Fuels follow-up