Composite Pressure Solutions

Cobham Qualifies Type 4 CNG Tanks for Natural Gas Vehicles

Cobham tanks offer superior fuel preservation and improved safety

Orchard Park, New York: Cobham announces successful qualification of two new Type 4 compressed natural gas storage tanks, marking its formal entry into the natural gas vehicle commercial trucking market. Type 4 polymer lined, carbon fiber wrapped tanks offer large gas volume in a low profile, lightweight storage vessel. Cobham's 278 and 436 Liter tanks, 60" and 90" in length, are six times more resistant to permeation than required by the NGV2/FMVSS specification to offer enhanced safety and fuel preservation. Tanks can also be customized ranging from 17.4" to 26" in diameter, in lengths of 45" to 135" to meet specific market needs. Cobham-Qualifies-Type-4-CNG-Tanks-for-Natural-Gas-Vehicles

Recognized as a world leader in gas management and composites technology with exceptional customer service and delivery performance, Cobham now offers NGV customers a competitively priced alternative when experiencing challenges with sustainable supply. Tim Sopko, Vice President, General Manager, Cobham Mission Systems said, "The same processes that resulted in 100% on-time delivery over 12 consecutive months for our aerospace customers will afford our NGV tank customers the best possible lead times for exact quantities desired."


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Cobham designs and produces high performance composite pressure vessels and hybrid integrated structures for alternative energy, life support, military and commercial aircraft, and spacecraft applications. The NGV market is a strategic fit that leverages our gas management core capability and composites technology to offer the best value to end users.


About Cobham Mission Systems

The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.

As the world's leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.


About Cobham

The most important thing we build is trust.

We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.


We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.

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Cobham Mission Systems

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