The carbon fiber, 16 inch, Type 4 pressure vessel.
The carbon fiber, 16 inch, Type 4 pressure vessel.

Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has introduced a carbon fiber, 16 inch, Type 4 pressure vessel for the transit bus and refuse market. The tank is the company's highest gas capacity and lightest weight tanks for this market to date.

‘In the race to be the lightest tank on the market, our engineers have never sacrificed durability for weight,’ said Chet Dawes, vice president of CNG Automotive Products. The new tanks are 70% lighter than steel and have a polymer liner that is corrosion free.

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