Mark Lawday, Vice President and General Manager at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, says: “The data we’ve unearthed shows that musculoskeletal injury is a big problem impacting firefighter health, and worryingly, it appears to be worsening.
“Given that the average professional firefighter's personal protective equipment weighs 75lbs (34kg), every weight saving helps. That’s why we offer a range that is up to 20% lighter than competitive aluminum lined (Type 3) SCBA cylinders.
“We manufacture over one million cylinders every year, which are safe to operate in the most extreme environments. Our team of designers and engineers are pioneering new technologies in gas containment, because we know minimising the weight burden on the back of the firefighter can make a positive difference to them, and the fire service as a whole.”
While conventional carbon composite SCBA cylinders use a full fiberglass overwrap, Luxfer ECLIPSE™ Pro3 features an advanced, high-strength aerospace-grade carbon wrap design, eliminating the need for this layer, without compromising strength, durability and safety.