INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana—Luxfer Gas Cylinders introduced a new North American edition of its Inspection Manual for Luxfer Carbon Composite Cylinders at the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference and Exposition (FDIC) here April 24-29, 2006.

Available as a free download on the Luxfer website (, the 39-page manual is a detailed, illustrated guide to the use, maintenance and periodic inspection of Luxfer fully wrapped carbon composite cylinders in the United States and Canada. It includes an expanded section covering cylinder damage criteria and a section on repair procedures.

Luxfer passed out free CDs of the new manual at its booth, which also featured a display of the company’s extensive product line of carbon composite and aluminum cylinders used as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for firefighter and rescuer life support. Luxfer is the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum, hoop-wrapped and fully wrapped high-pressure cylinders.

Luxfer manufactures SCBA cylinders in Riverside, California, and Gerzat, France, as well as its recently opened facility in Shanghai, China.