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SCBA and life support cylinders


Luxfer’s legacy of SCBA and life-support cylinder innovation dates back to 1958, when the company—then called Luxfer Ltd—invented the cold-extruded, seamless aluminum cylinder in England.

Aluminum cylinders were first used for beverage applications, but in the early 1960s, Luxfer began expanding into many other markets, including SCBA and life support. In 1965, Luxfer Gas Cylinders became a separate company specializing in high-pressure gas containment. Because lightweight aluminum cylinders are easier to move and transport than steel cylinders, they became increasingly popular in Europe with fire brigades and first responders and their support personnel who regularly handle cylinders. In 1972, Luxfer opened its first U.S. cylinder manufacturing plant in Riverside, California, and use of Luxfer aluminum SCBA and life-support cylinders quickly spread throughout North America. In 1976, the company introduced fiberglass-reinforced (hoop-wrapped) aluminum cylinders to the SCBA market.

 

A decade later, Luxfer introduced its LCX® line of ultra-lightweight composite cylinders fully wrapped with fiberglass and, later, Kevlar®. In 1997, Luxfer expanded its LCX line to include cylinders fully wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fiber. These were the first composite SCBA cylinders in the world to be granted a five-year requalification cycle by regulatory authorities (earlier composite cylinders made from other materials were on a three-year cycle).

Over the past several years, Luxfer has added exclusive new designs to its LCX carbon composite product line, including LCX-SL (Super Light ) cylinders, LCX-XD (Xtreme Duty) cylinders and LCX-EL (Extra Life) cylinders with the potential for service life of up 30 years. Luxfer launched its NLL (non-limit-life) composite cylinders in 2017.

Available in more than 50 countries, LCX composites are now the most widely used SCBA and life-support cylinders in the world.

 

We distribute Luxfer composite cylinders not only with European declaration of conformity but together with Luxfer we designed composite cylinders for the Custom Union of Russia, Kazahstan, Belarus, Armenia and Tadjikistan. These cylinders are manufactured with the same L6X alloy liner and carbon fibre wrapping but with different mechanical properties and these are conform to TR CU 032 technical regulations of the Customs Union. More details are on our Russian language page.

 

1. Breathing air cylinders for fire fighters

  • NLL composites with L7X lightweight aluminium liner

Luxfer 6,8 litres NLL cylinders with its 3,9 kg weight and L7X (AA7060) liner the world's lightest T3 composite 6,8 litres cylinder

  • LCX - 15-year design life
  • LCX - 20-year design life
  • LCX - 30-year design life
  • L7X - hoop wrap cylinders (HW)

Features:

  • lightweight
  • fast filling
  • 100% filling efficiency
  • 0 %  gas permaetion
  • production in Europe (Luxfer France) according to all OEMs requirements

Water volume

Air capacity

Service pressure

Diameter

Length

Weight

Thread size

Service life

Material

Part number

l

l

bar

mm

mm

kg

 

years

 

 

4.2

1132

300

117

580

2.7

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L43F

4.2

1132

300

120

582

2.9

M18 x 1.5

30

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L43G

4.7

1274

300

137

480

2.8

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L45X

6.0

1623

300

156

470

3.4

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L58F

6.0

1623

300

160

463

3.7

M18 x 1.5

30

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L58G

6.0

1641

300

151

526

6.0

M18 x 1.5

NLL

L7X Hoop-wrap

BFK145

6.8

1840

300

157

530

4.2

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L65N

6.8

1840

300

158

521

3.7

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L66F

6.8

1840

300

161

523

4.0

M18 x 1.5

20

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L65E

6.8

1840

300

163

525

4.4

M18 x 1.5

30

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L65B

6.8

1840

300

159

515

3.9

M18 x 1.5

NLL

L7X - Full-wrap carbon

L66H

9.0

2434

300

173

556

4.8

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L87A

9.0

2434

300

178

550

5.9

M18 x 1.5

30

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L87A

 

2. Escape cylinders

Water volume

Air capacity

Service pressure

Diameter

Length

Weight

Thread size

Service life

Material

Part number

l

l

bar

mm

mm

kg

 

years

 

 

1.0

195

200

90

272

1.4

0.715 (18T) BS341

NLL

L6X - Aluminium

906/1/I

1.0

270

300

87

281

0.7

M18 x 1.5

30

L7X - Full-wrap carbon

M10H

2.0

391

200

102

394

2.5

M18 x 1.5 ISO

NLL

L6X - Aluminium

498/1/Y

2.0

538

300

102

372

1.2

M18 x 1.5

15

L7X - Full-wrap carbon

M19G

2.0

538

300

101

386

1.5

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L19C

3.0

184

300

114

443

1.9

M18 x 1.5

15

L6X - Full-wrap carbon

L29C

6.8

1840

300

159

515

3.9

M18 x 1.5

NLL

L7X - Full-wrap carbon

L66H

 


3. Life support cylinders for first responders

Water volume

Air capacity

Service pressure

Diameter

Length

Weight

Thread size

Service life

Material

Part number

l

l

bar

mm

mm

kg

 

years

 

 

1

306

300

87

281

0.7

17E

30

L7X - Full-wrap carbon

M10F

1

214

200

75

332

0.9

17E

NLL

L7X - Aluminium

708/1/E

1

306

300

83

296

1.3

17E

NLL

L7X Hoop-wrap

BFC073-081-001

2

612

300

103

371

1.3

17E

30

L7X - Full-wrap carbon

M19F

2

427

200

102

360

1.9

17E / 25E / M18

NLL

L7X - Aluminium

T092-102-001

2

684

230

98

395

1.5

25E

NLL

L7X Hoop-wrap

BFK088-094-006

2

612

300

100

390

2.0

25E

NLL

L7X Hoop-wrap

BFC088-096-002