Cobham Type IV CNG Cylinders Selected for Service and Price
As Manufacturer Readies Additional Sizes for later This Year
Colorado’s Redmark CNG Services has chosen Cobham as a preferred supplier of Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders, Cobham reports, noting that Redmark’s team has delivered thousands of upfit CNG and LPG [propane autogas] vehicles to hundreds of fleets in the region.
“We have chosen Cobham to be our supplier of choice because the superior customer service, pricing, quality, and the flexibility they offer falls in line with our business model perfectly, ” Redmark president Kris Kielty says in the Cobham announcement.
“Becoming a preferred supplier for Redmark further validates our strategy of growing our business by providing first class customer service, quick turnaround times, and competitive pricing,” said Tim Sopko, VP and general manager at Cobham Mission Systems.
‘How And When They Need Them’
“We are committed to helping our customers succeed by delivering high quality, affordable cylinders how and when they need them,” Sopko said.
Cobham’s current product line includes a family of 21-inch diameter CNG tanks in various lengths, available with strap and boss mounts. “Additional sizes, including a 17-inch diameter family of cylinders, will be available to the market spring of this year with larger diameter sizes planned for release later in 2017,” the firm says. Cobham can produce custom sizes as needed.
“As part of our commitment to offer superior products, additional load testing is performed to validate that the mounts and composite interface will withstand long term vehicle usage,” the firm says. “Cobham cylinders are significantly more resistant to permeation for added safety.”
UK-based Cobham designs and produces high performance composite pressure vessels and hybrid integrated structures for alternative energy, life support, military and commercial aircraft, and spacecraft applications.
“The natural gas vehicle market is a strategic fit that leverages our gas management core capability and composites technology to offer the best value to end users,” the company says.
Redmark CNG late last year publicized contracts with Western Disposal and Southwest Airlines for the support of CNG vehicles operated by the two organizations in Colorado (F&F, November 8).
Also late last year, Cobham was chosen by Altech-Eco as the North Carolina upfitter’s preferred supplier of all-composite Type IV CNG cylinders (F&F, November 8).
Cobham manufactures its CNG cylinders at a facility in Westminster, Md. The firm offers Type III tanks as well as Type IVs.
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Source: Cobham Mission Systems with Fleets & Fuels follow-up