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Luxfer cylinders are used in a wide range of markets and applications that fall into one of four basic categories:

Protective technologies

Includes cylinders made for the following services:

  • Life-support cylinders used in self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) by firefighters, first-responders and rescue personnel, as well as emergency-egress cylinders used in factories and other facilities.
  • Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) cylinders used by divers.
  • Oxygen cylinders used in civilian and military aircraft.
  • Small oxygen cylinders used by military and civilian parachutists, including those practicing free-fall, high-altitude, low-opening (HALO) and high-altitude, high-opening (HAHO) techniques.
  • Fire extinguisher cylinders, primarily containing CO2.
  • Cylinders used to inflate aircraft emergency escape slides, helicopter pontoons for water landings, life rafts and tires.

Healthcare technologies

Includes cylinders made for the following services:

  • Oxygen therapy cylinders for ambulatory patients and homecare, as well as for medical institutions, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and assisted-care facilities.
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency medical services, including ambulances, rescue helicopters and first-responder units. Nitrous oxide cylinders for dental applications. Cylinders used for special medical gas blends other than oxygen and nitrous oxide.
  • Cylinders used in cold sterilization of medical instruments.
  • Cylinders containing gases used in carboxytherapy and cosmetic surgery.

Environmental technologies

Includes alternative fuel (AF) cylinders for the containment of compressed natural gas (CNG) used in natural gas automobiles, trucks and buses, as well as cylinders used for bulk storage and transportation of CNG.

Speciality technologies

Includes cylinders made for the following services:

  • Specialty gas cylinders for rare gas and high-purity gas applications, including gases used in the manufacture of semiconductors and other electronic products in which maintaining gas purity and stability is essential.
  • Welding and cutting gas cylinders.
  • Cylinders of many different sizes and capacities used in a wide variety of general industrial applications.
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinders for beverage dispensing.
  • CO2 cylinders for aquarium applications.
  • Cylinders used in refrigeration applications.
  • Compressed air cylinders used in paintball markers and larger, higher-pressure cylinders used to transfill cylinders used by paintball players.
  • Nitrous oxide (NO2) cylinders used to boost engine performance in race cars and race boats driven by properly licensed professionals at sanctioned racing venues.
  • Sampling cylinders used in petroleum product production.
  • Cylinders used for air enrichment in agricultural and hydroponic farming applications.