July 18, 2016
Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc., announced that it has selected second-generation G-STOR® Go Type 4 cylinders, G-Flo® valves and related technologies from Luxfer Gas Cylinders for its compressed natural gas (CNG) on-board fuel systems for heavy-duty trucks.
According to Mainstay CEO Rod Grandy, Mainstay will use these Luxfer products exclusively in their new generation of systems. “The market-leading weight and capacity attributes of Luxfer’s G-STOR Go cylinders gives us greater design flexibility to customize the range, weight and durability features of our systems,” he said.
Luxfer will also provide cylinder and valve engineering and product support related to Mainstay’s efforts in the heavy-duty over-the-road truck channel. “The cost of on-board fuel systems has been a factor in the adoption of CNG in this space, and the supply channel has been working diligently to lower the cost of these systems and to better match system ranges to actual fleet requirements,” Grandy said. “Working closely with Luxfer gives us the ability to leverage their best-in-class cylinders and related technologies into our systems to meet industry price points and to continue innovating with new system configurations and capabilities.”
Mark Lawday, Luxfer Business Development Director for the alternative fuel market, commented: “We are pleased to be developing our long-standing relationship with Mainstay and supplying them with our new GEN2 G-Stor Go cylinders and G-Flo valves. For more than 50 years, Luxfer has specialized in reducing cylinder weight while ensuring the highest levels of safety, durability and performance.”
About Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc.
Based in Piedmont, S.C., Mainstay (www.mainstayfueltech.com) specializes in designing, engineering and producing CNG fuel-delivery systems. The company provides products and services for Class 7 and 8 heavy-duty vehicles, including refuse trucks, concrete mixers, vocational trucks and over-the-road tractors. The company also offers products and services for Class 3 through 6 medium-duty work trucks, service vehicles and commercial buses.
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Luxfer Gas Cylinders (www.luxfercylinders.com), an operating company of Luxfer Group
(NYSE: LXFR), is the world’s largest producer of aluminum and composite cylinders. The company has a worldwide presence in many markets, including alternative fuel, life support, medical, specialty gas, beverage, fire extinguishers, aerospace, inflation, scuba and performance racing. Luxfer operates manufacturing facilities in England, the United States, France, China and India. More than 70 million Luxfer cylinders in service around the globe have an exemplary record for dependable service and safety.
May 2, 2016
Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc. announces it has begun production of a new 165 DGE Back-of-Cab on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery system. Utilizing the latest generation of Type IV cylinder technology and proprietary fuel module designs, the system generates fast, more efficient fills and incorporates best in-class safety features.
“This 165 DGE Back-of-Cab configuration fills a product need that our customers have asked for, and we believe the narrow rail space requirements and reduced frame weight of the systems will be attractive to the fleets and dealers,” said David Benner, a company founder and Director of Business Development and Technical Services. Mr. Benner continued, “This system is ready to go and we are already receiving very positive feedback.”
The same design and features will also be available in a 120 DGE Back-of-Cab configuration. The new systems can be paired with our side-mount versions to increase and/or match fleet range requirements.
Mainstay Fuel Technologies designs, engineers and manufactures critical components used in vehicular CNG-powered fuel systems. Since 2006, the Company has produced and sold over 5,800 units/systems for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles.