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Luxfer LCX cylinders
Luxfer LCX cylinders

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Luxfer offers a broad range of cylinders for firefighting and hazmat needs. Whether you need lighter-weight, smaller, more durable or higher-pressure cylinders, Luxfer has products you can count on.


Categories: SCBA and life-support

LCX®-HP

Luxfer LCX®-HP (High Pressure) cylinders are the world's first SCBA cylinders with 5,500-psi operating pressures. LCX-HP cylinders help reduce the weight of a firefighter's total personal protective equipment (PPE) and SCBA ensemble and allow more freedom of movement while providing the same high levels of toughness and durability as all Luxfer composite SCBA cylinders. LCX-HP cylinders meet all NFPA, NIOSH and SCBA OEM requirements and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards.

Features and benefits:

  • 17 to 20 percent reduction in overall cylinder profile.
  • More than 10 percent lighter in weight than standard 4,500-psi SCBA cylinders.
  • Proprietary Super Light liner technology and high-performing carbon fiber.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

Notes: All cylinders have a 15-year service life. All cylinders are certified to DOT-SP 15136 and TC SU 10350.


LCX®-SL

Luxfer LCX®-SL (Super Light) cylinders are the lightest-weight carbon composite SCBA cylinders available in North America. While helping to reduce the weight of a firefighter's total personal protective equipment (PPE) and SCBA equipment ensemble, LCX-SL cylinders are compatible with all existing filling and storage infrastructures and interfaces. Because of Luxfer's proprietary Super Light liner technology, optimized engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing, our SL product range is an advance in SCBA composite cylinder technology.

Features and benefits:

  • Lightest-weight carbon composite SCBA cylinders in North America.
  • More than 10 percent lighter than standard carbon composite cylinders.
  • Compliant to all regulatory standards and SCBA OEM requirements.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

Notes: All cylinders have a 15-year service life. All cylinders are certified to DOT-SP 10195/TC.


LCX®-XD

Luxfer LCX®-XD (Xtreme Duty) cylinders are uniquely designed for the most demanding firefighting and first-response situations requiring exceptionally rugged cylinders. XD cylinders were designed and developed in consultation with departments carrying out operations in close-quarter urban environments, such as fire escapes and underground transit systems. XD cylinders are also ideal for drag-rescue simulation training activities.

Features and benefits:

  • Most durable carbon composite SCBA cylinders available.
  • Cylinder domes reinforced through a proprietary manufacturing process.
  • Proven to provide three times the abrasion resistance of standard Luxfer LCX® cylinders, as well as comparable competing products.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

Notes: All cylinders have a 15-year service life. All cylinders are certified to DOT-SP 10195.


LCX®-EL

Based on international design standards, Luxfer LCX-EL cylinders have the potential for service lives of up to 30 years (subject to regulatory review and approval). In environments where SCBA use is intermittent, LCX-EL cylinders provide fire service and industrial users the opportunity to use cylinders longer than the 15 years defined for standard carbon composite cylinders.

Features and benefits:

  • Potential cylinder service life of up to 30 years.
  • Though somewhat heavier than Luxfer's standard LCX® cylinders, EL cylinders still provide significant weight savings over comparable steel and aluminum cylinders.
  • Five-year requalification cycle.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

Notes: All cylinders are certified to DOT-SP 14232.


LCX®

In 1997, Luxfer introduced its LCX line of ultra-lightweight composite cylinders fully wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fiber. LCX composites are now the most widely used SCBA and life-support cylinders in North America. Available in a wide range of sizes, LCX cylinders are up to 70 percent lighter in weight than steel cylinders and up to 30 percent lighter than all-aluminum cylinders with the same gas capacity. All carbon-wrapped models have a five-year requalification cycle. LCX cylinders are approved to applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) standards and are designed and manufactured to meet all NFPA, NIOSH and OEM requirements.

Notes: All cylinders have a 15-year service life. All cylinders are certified to DOT-SP 10195.


L6X® Aluminum

Luxfer's all-aluminum SCBA and life-support cylinders have been the industry workhorse in North America since the early 1970s. Since 1988, Luxfer has manufactured these cylinders from its own proprietary version of 6061-T6 alloy. Now marketed as L6X, this exclusive aluminum-magnesium-silicon formula was specifically designed by Luxfer metallurgists. More than 40 million L6X all-metal and composite cylinders in service around the world have an exemplary record for safety and dependability.

Features and benefits:

  • Up to 40 percent lighter in weight than comparable steel cylinders.
  • Luxfer aluminum SCBA cylinders are non-magnetic and extremely corrosion resistant.
  • Improved durability, fracture toughness and resistance to tearing and cracking.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

Notes: All cylinders have non-limited service life as long as they pass required periodic testing. All cylinders are certified to DOT-3AL/TC-3ALM.


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Technical specifications (Metric)

DurationAir capacityService pressureDiameterLengthWeightWater volumeThread sizeService lifeMaterialPart numberProduct family
Minlbarmmmmkglyears
3012743791274622.63.8M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL46AHP
3012743101384602.74.60.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL45RSL
3012743101384673.04.60.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL45M-XDXD
3012743101404743.24.60.875-14UNF30Full wrap carbonL45ZEL
3012741531675193.28.50.750-16UNF15Full wrap carbonL45GLCX
3012743101384673.04.60.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL45MLCX
3012741531724883.18.40.750-16UNF15Full wrap carbonL45SLCX
3012741531715307.18.40.750-16UNF-2B, 1.125-12UNF-2BNLLAluminumL045L6X-AL
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4518403791485013.65.7M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL66DHP
4518403101605083.66.80.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL65RSL
4518403101734523.86.80.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL66BSL
4518403101595164.16.80.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL65G-XDXD
4518403101635254.56.80.875-14UNF30Full wrap carbonL65ZEL
4516982071725264.28.50.750-16UNF15Full wrap carbonL62MLCX
4518403101595164.16.80.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL65GLCX
4518403101724574.26.80.875-1415Full wrap carbonL65MLCX
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6024623791715064.67.6M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL87VHP
6024623101815304.99.00.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87ESL
6024623101755414.69.00.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87RSL
6024623101755505.39.00.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87G-XDXD
6024623101785505.99.00.875-14UNF30Full wrap carbonL87ZEL
6024623101755515.39.00.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87CLCX
6024623101755505.39.00.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87GLCX
6024623101815315.39.00.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87MLCX
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7531133791805625.89.5M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL110CHP

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Notes: Specifications subject to change.

Technical specifications (Imperial)

DurationAir capacityService pressureDiameterLengthWeightWater volumeThread sizeService lifeMaterialPart numberProduct family
Minft³psiininlbin³years
304555005.018.25.8233M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL46AHP
304545005.418.15.92850.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL45RSL
304545005.418.46.62850.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL45M-XDXD
304545005.518.77.02850.875-14UNF30Full wrap carbonL45ZEL
304522166.620.57.15230.750-16UNF15Full wrap carbonL45GLCX
304545005.418.46.62850.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL45MLCX
304522166.819.26.95140.750-16UNF15Full wrap carbonL45SLCX
304522166.820.916.95170.750-16UNF-2B, 1.125-12UNF-2BNLLAluminumL045L6X-AL
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456555005.819.78.0349M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL66DHP
456545006.320.07.94180.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL65RSL
456545006.817.88.44160.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL66BSL
456545006.320.39.04180.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL65G-XDXD
456545006.420.69.84180.875-14UNF30Full wrap carbonL65ZEL
456030006.820.79.35210.750-16UNF15Full wrap carbonL62MLCX
456545006.320.39.04180.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL65GLCX
456545006.818.09.34160.875-1415Full wrap carbonL65MLCX
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608755006.719.910.1465M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL87VHP
608745007.120.610.75500.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87ESL
608745006.921.310.15500.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87RSL
608745006.921.711.65500.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87G-XDXD
608745007.021.712.95500.875-14UNF30Full wrap carbonL87ZEL
608745006.921.711.65500.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87CLCX
608745006.921.711.65500.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87GLCX
608745007.120.911.75500.875-14UNF15Full wrap carbonL87MLCX
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7511055007.122.112.8581M18 x 1.515Full wrap carbonL110CHP

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Notes: Specifications subject to change.