Worthington Industries, Inc. has expanded its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders with a new lightweight, large diameter, 26.2- inch model. The new large diameter cylinder was introduced at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Dallas earlier this month.
This is the Company’s largest Type III CNG cylinder, with the benefit of providing superior fast-fill efficiency. The inner aluminum liner dissipates heat during fast-filling, allowing for an additional 15 to 25 percent more fuel storage compared to Type IV cylinders of similar size.
Ideal for Class 8 heavy-duty and refuse trucks, these large diameter cylinders will fill to rated capacity making longer routes possible. As with all Worthington Type III cylinders, the aluminum inner liner provides an added safety feature, by reducing the risk of flex or fracture in the outer composite reinforcement if an impact occurs.