RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2003)—The Luxfer Service Center Division of Luxfer Gas Cylinders has received approval to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000 from Lloyd's Registry Quality Assurance (LRQA), a leading international certification body.
24 June 2003 - Luxfer’s range of carbon composite SCBA cylinders now comply to an extended 5 year re-test period offering significant benefits including 50% fewer tests over a 15 year life cycle and reduced maintenance costs.
May 23, 2003 - Luxfer Medical’s lightweight oxygen cylinders played a major role in helping the RN and RM Expedition reach the summit of Mount Everest despite overwhelming setbacks including injuries and abnormally high winds during the 8,800 North Ridge Climb.
A recent survey conducted by the Fire Extinguishing Trades Association (FETA) of which Luxfer is a member and the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association (IFEDA) estimates that fire extinguishers save the UK economy more than £500m annually.
Luxfer Medical recently showcased the revolutionary 7000 series of aluminium, hoop-wrap and composite cylinders at Medica 2002 resulting in unprecedented interest amongst visitors keen to benefit from the physical and operational benefits associated with lightweight cylinders.
In April 2003 the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are mounting a 2-month expedition to climb the North East Ridge of Mount Everest. Comprising ten climbers and three support managers it will be the RN and RM’s first attempt on the World’s highest mountain, marking the 50th anniversary of its first ascent by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. The expedition patron is Admiral Sir Jonathon Band KCB, Commander-in-Chief Fleet.