Product: L6X® aluminum cylinder specifications

Manufactured from our proprietary L6X® aluminum alloy, Luxfer’s all-aluminum life-support cylinders are up to 40% lighter in weight than comparable steel cylinders and are corrosion resistant—unlike corrosion-prone steel. L6X alloy is an exclusive aluminum-magnesium-silicon formula was specifically designed by Luxfer metallurgists to provide improved durability, fracture toughness and resistance to tearing and cracking

Part number Air capacity Service pressure Diameter Length Weight Internal volume Thread size
l bar mm mm kg l
A498 391 200 102 394 2.5 2.0 M18 × 1.5CLASS 6H
A906 195 200 90 272 1.4 1.0

18T (BS341)

Product: L6X® hoop-wrapped cylinder specifications

Introduced in 1976, Luxfer hoop-wrapped composite cylinders consist of an aluminum SCBA cylinder with its barrel reinforced with high-strength fiberglass or carbon wrapping to permit higher-pressure filling. Up to 40% lighter in weight than comparable steel cylinders, Luxfer hoop- wrapped SCBA cylinders are non-magnetic and extremely corrosion resistant—unlike corrosion- prone steel cylinders.

Since 1988, Luxfer has manufactured the aluminum liner of these cylinders from its own proprietary version of 6061-T6 alloy. Now marketed as L6X®, this exclusive aluminum- magnesium-silicon formula was specifically designed by Luxfer metallurgists to provide improved durability, fracture toughness and resistance to tearing and cracking. More than 40 million L6X all-metal and composite cylinders in service around the world have an exemplary
record for safety and dependability. Manufactured to all recognized international standards, L6X hoop-wrapped SCBA and life-support cylinders are available in a broad range of sizes and capacities.

Part number Service pressure Air capacity Diameter Length Weight Water volume Specification Threads
bar l mm mm kg l
L08W 207 226 83 341 1.2 1.2 DOT-SP7235 0.750-16U NF-2B
L15W 207 425 113 333 2.1 2.2 DOT-SP7235 0.750-16U NF-2B / 0.875-14UNF-2B
L17A 310 481 95 388 2.2 1.8 DOT-SP9894 0.750-16U NF-2B / 0.875-14UNF-2B
L23W 310 651 95 493 2.7 2.4 DOT-SP9894 0.875-14U NF-2B
L24W 207 679 136 359 3.0 3.4 DOT-SP7235 0.750-16U NF-2B

Product: L7X® hoop-wrapped cylinder specifications

Luxfer’s high pressure L7X hoop-wrap cylinders are manufactured with inner aluminum liners made from Luxfer’s L7X higher-strength alloy that provides not only superior mechanical characteristics, but also significant weight savings. L7X liners are strengthened along the parallel cylinder sidewall with high-strength aramid fiber wrapping, resulting in a high- performance cylinder that is compact, light in weight and extremely corrosion-resistant. L7X hoop-wrap cylinders are also up to 55% lighter in weight than steel cylinders and up to 35% lighter than all-metal aluminum cylinders.

Part number Air capacity Service pressure Diameter Length Weight Internal volume Service life Thread size
l bar mm mm kg l years
BFK120 821 300 125 410 3.5 3.0 15 M18 × 1.5CLASS 6H
BFK145 1641 300 151 526 6.0 6.0 15 M18 × 1.5CLASS 6H 

Product: LCX-EL® composite cylinder specifications

Luxfer’s LCX-EL full-wrap carbon composite cylinders have a service life of 30 years. Designed to international standards, Luxfer’s lightweight type-III CX-EL cylinder designs feature seamless all-aluminum liners made of Luxfer’s proprietary L6X aluminum alloy, and a high- performance carbon fiber overwrap. The robustly-designed, high pressure designs provide the fire and industrial SCBA markets a longer life option as compared to standard 15-year life products with no compromise to the weight benefits type-III composite cylinders provide over all- metal cylinders and full-composite cylinder designs.

Part number Air capacity Service pressure Diameter Length Weight Internal volume Service life Thread size
l bar mm mm kg l years
L43G 1132 300 120 582 2.9 4.2 30 M18 × 1.5CLASS 6H
L65B 1840 300 163 525 4.5 6.8 30 M18 × 1.5CLASS 6H
L87B 2462 300 180 551 5.9 9.0 30 M18 × 1.5CLASS 6H 

Product: LCX-SL® composite cylinder specifications

Luxfer’s LCX-SL (Super Light) cylinders are the lightest-weight carbon composite SCBA cylinders available in North America. Available in 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sizes, Luxfer’s SL cylinders are more than 10% lighter than standard Luxfer LCX® cylinders and cylinders available from other manufacturers.

SL cylinders help reduce the weight burden of a firefighter’s total PPE and SCBA equipment ensemble and are compatible with all exiting filling and storage infrastructures and interfaces. Because of Luxfer’s proprietary Super Light liner technology, optimized composite materials engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing, the SL product range is an advance in SCBA composite cylinder technology. Manufactured in the USA and offering the highest quality, reliability and safety, LCX-SL cylinders are designed and manufactured to meet all NFPA, NIOSH and OEM requirements and are approved to applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) standards.

Part number Service pressure Air capacity Diameter Length Weight Water volume Specification Thread size
bar l mm mm kg l
L45R 310 1274 138 460 2.7 4.7 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L65R 310 1840 160 508 3.6 6.8 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L87E 310 2462 181 521 4.9 9.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L87R 310 2462 175 541 4.6 9.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B

Product: LCX-XD® composite cylinder specifications

Luxfer’s LCX-XD® (Xtreme Duty) cylinders are uniquely designed for the most demanding firefighting and first-response situations encountered by units requiring exceptionally rugged cylinders. XD cylinders were designed and developed in consultation with departments carrying out operations in close-quarter urban environments such as fire escapes and underground transit systems. Additionally, XD cylinders are ideal for drag-rescue simulation training
activities.

Through Luxfer’s proprietary manufacturing process, XD cylinders feature reinforced dome and valve ends shown to provide three times the abrasion and damage resistance of standard Luxfer LCX® cylinders and competing products. Manufactured in the USA and currently available in a high-pressure, 45-minute size, LCX-XD cylinders meet all NFPA, NIOSH and SCBA OEM requirements and are approved to applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) standards.

Part number Service pressure Air capacity Diameter Length Weight Water volume Specification Thread size
bar l mm mm kg l
L45M-XD 310 1274 139 467 3.0 4.7 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L65G-XD 310 1840 160 516 4.1 6.8 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L87G-XD 310 2462 176 549 5.3 9.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B

Product: LCX® composite cylinder specifications

In 1997, Luxfer introduced its LCX line of ultra-lightweight composite cylinders fully wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fiber. LCX composites are now the most widely used SCBA and life-support cylinders in North America. Available in a wide range of sizes, LCX cylinders are up to 70% lighter than steel cylinders and up to 30% lighter than all-aluminum cylinders with the same gas capacity.

All carbon-wrapped models have a five-year requalification cycle. LCX cylinders are approved to applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada (TC) standards and are designed and manufactured to meet all NFPA, NIOSH and OEM requirements.

Part number Service pressure Air capacity Diameter Length Weight Water volume Specification Thread size
bar l mm mm kg l
L08M 207 226 100 234 0.9 1.1 DOT-SP10915 0.625-18U NF-2B
L17M 207 481 114 353 1.4 2.5 DOT-SP10915 0.625-18U NF-2B
L19J 310 538 116 330 1.7 2.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L23C 310 651 119 363 1.9 2.4 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L45G 153 1274 167 521 3.2 8.5 DOT-SP10915 0.750-16U NF-2B
L45M 310 1274 138 467 3.0 4.7 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L45S 153 1274 172 488 3.1 8.4 DOT-SP10915 0.750-16U NF-2B
L62M 207 1756 172 526 4.2 8.5 DOT-SP10915 0.750-16U NF-2B
L65G 310 1840 159 516 4.1 6.8 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L65M 310 1840 172 457 4.2 6.8 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L87C 310 2462 175 550 5.3 9.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L87G 310 2462 175 550 5.3 9.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B
L87M 310 2462 181 531 5.3 9.0 DOT-SP10915 0.875-14U NF-2B