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SAFETY ALERT aluminum alloy beverage cylinder failures involving nitrogen carbon dioxide gas blends

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (August 1, 2008)—It has been reported to Luxfer that an older aluminum alloy CO2 beverage cylinder has failed due to over-pressurization when filled with a nitrogen/CO2 (N2/CO2) gas blend. Since the use of such gas blends to dispense beverages (e.g., beers, ales and lagers) is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, Luxfer is issuing the following guidelines concerning this usage:

Luxfer helps sponsor Staffordshire Fire and Rescue team that will climb Mount McKinley

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (April 25, 2008)— A team of firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue services in the West Midlands region of England will soon be climbing 20,320-foot (6,194-meter) Mount McKinley, the highest mountain on the North American continent, as part of a “Fire and Ice Expedition” to raise money for charity.