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Luxfer Gas Cylinders position concerning life extension of DOT-CFFC carbon composite cylinders by means of Modal Acoustic Emission (MAE) requalification

On April 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that it had “issued a special permit to authorize the extension of the 15-year service of certain carbon fiber reinforced aluminum-lined cylinders (DOT-CFFC) that are used in self-contained breathing apparatuses by firefighters and first responders.” The PHMSA website states that under this new Special Permit 16320, issued to Digital Wave Corporation, “cylinder life can be extended an additional 15 years through the use of Modal Acoustic Emissions (MAE) testing . . . in five-year increments. . . .”



Luxfer position on direct selling of SCBA cylinders to end-users in North America

Luxfer Gas Cylinders occasionally receives inquiries from fire departments and first-responders about the possibility of purchasing cylinders directly from Luxfer for use in self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and life-support equipment. On these occasions, we explain that Luxfer has always maintained a policy of selling Luxfer life-support cylinders only through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of SCBA and related life-support products.


Luxfer-GTM moves to efficient new facility in Port of Catoosa, Okla., significantly increasing manufacturing capabilities

PORT OF CATOOSA, Okla.–Luxfer-GTM Technologies, a joint venture between GTM Technologies and Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR), has moved into a new production facility here in a modern, 2,000-acre industrial park. Situated on the Arkansas River near Tulsa, Okla., the Port of Catoosa is the largest inland port in the USA.






McNeilus chooses Luxfer G-Stor™ Go Type 4 cylinders and G-Flo™ valves for new back-of-cab CNG system

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (February 26, 2016) - McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced an expansion of its industry-leading McNeilus® NGEN™ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system offerings with a new high-capacity back-of-cab CNG configuration that provides 88 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) packaged in a low-profile design.