McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has selected Luxfer's industry-leading G-Stor Go Type-4 cylinders and G-Flo valves for its S-Series Front Discharge Mixer compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system.
The innovative Twin Vertical CNG configuration maximizes truck ground clearance without compromising on wheelbase. Vertically installed tanks free up frame space for chute storage, tanks and other components. The fuel management module features an NGV1 fill port, defuel port, manual-shutoff valve and pressure sensor, ensuring safe and successful fueling.
The system features two Luxfer G-Stor Go Type 4 cylinders that provide 10% additional volume combined with a 30% reduction in weight compared to previous conventional hybrid cylinders. The lightweight, durable tanks are fitted with G-Flo Luxfer valves that provide superior flow even at low tank pressure, which increases range. The CNG cylinders provide 82 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE), a 7 DGE increase over the previous model, and feature a high-density polyethylene liner with full carbon fiber wrap.
McNeilus, an industry leader with more than 5,000 CNG vehicles on the road from coast to coast, offers a variety of mounting options and fuel capacities to meet customer needs, with new configurations constantly in development. CNG systems are installed on heavy-duty vehicles through the company's national network of certified installation centers.
Luxfer has been pioneering composite cylinder technology for more than 40 years, initially for firefighter life support and later for a variety of other applications, including alternative fuel (AF).