Cylinders for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

With a complete range of diameters (from 140 mm to 660 mm), capacities (from 10 to 700 litre) and pressures (up to 700 bar working pressure), Faber's cylinders are suitable for the most versatile applications in Natural Gas Vehicles, Refilling Stations and Trailers.

Faber supplies lightweight high-quality cylinders for CNG all over the world. Motor companies, involved in the production of OEM NGVs, appreciate Faber's willingness and ability to comply with the strictest safety regulations and with all the specific requirements for accuracy in cylinder's dimensions. Faber's cylinders are also highly appreciated by those companies involved in the conversion of vehicles to CNG for having the most complete range of sizes and approvals.

Faber has produced more than 7 million cylinders specifically designed for NGV applications. Most of them are still in service after more than twenty years in over 40 countries worldwide.

Faber supplies its CNG cylinders with a wide range of neck threads, a choice of multicolour finish paints (or just primer painted), and mounted valves. Browse our NGV Steel Cylinders Catalogue to find the cylinders for your needs.

Type 2 CNG
Cylinders
Type 3 CNG
Cylinders
Type 4 CNG
Cylinders











Faber's Composite Cylinders for NGVs

For more than 20 years Faber has been developing ultra-light fibre-reinforced cylinders for Natural Gas Vehicles and Trailers. These cylinders are approved worldwide by all major safety Bodies and Authorities. Many well known vehicle manufacturers incorporate and install them as standard components under OEM agreements.

The steel liner of Type 2 Faber Composite Cylinders is by itself capable of withstanding a pressure which exceeds the actual filling pressure of the cylinder. This protects against the danger of a burst even in case of the total loss of the fibre wrapping. All the tests required by the strictest standards have confirmed the total reliability of Faber's composite cylinder. Faber's Type 2 composite cylinders are available with Carbon Fibre Hoop Wrapping. Faber's Type 3 cylinders are available with seamless steel or aluminum alloy liners. Faber's Type 4 cylinders are based on a number of Faber patents.



REVERSE NECK SOLUTION

Faber has developed and can implement in the design upon demand a reverse neck solution to maximize the total water capacity based on a given available volume.


Case 1: Outside diameter 267mm, length 1000mm

Cylinder Type
 
 
Water
Capacity
(litre)
Water Capacity
increase/reduction
(litre)
Weight
 
(Kg)
Weight
reduction
(Kg)
Reverse neck
option     VIEW 
 
 Type 1 - CrMo Steel  45  0  -  39  0  -  +1.5l +1kg
 Type 1 - Modified CrMo Steel  45.5  +0.5  +1.1%  35.5  -3.5  -9%  +1.5l +1kg
 Type 2 - Modified CrMo Steel  44.5  -0.5  -1.1%  25.5  -13.5  -35%  +1.5l +0.5kg
 Type 3 - Modified CrMo Steel  43  -2  -4.4%  25  -14  -36%  
 Type 4  42.5  -2.5  -5.6%  14  -25  -64%  


Case 2: Outside diameter 356mm, length 1300mm

Cylinder Type
 
 
Water
Capacity
(litre)
Water Capacity
increase/reduction
(litre)
Weight
 
(Kg)
Weight
reduction
(Kg)
Reverse neck
option    VIEW 
 
 Type 1 - CrMo Steel  105  0  -  87.5  0  -  +3l +2kg
 Type 1 - Modified CrMo Steel  106.5  +1.5  +1.4%  79  -8.5  -10%  +3l +2kg
 Type 2 - Modified CrMo Steel  104  -1  -0.9%  57  -30.5  -35%  +3l +1.5kg
 Type 3 - Modified CrMo Steel  102.5  -2.5  -2.4%  52.5  -35  -40%  
 Type 4  100.5  -4.5  -4.3%  30  -57.5  -66%  


Case 3: Outside diameter 406mm, length 1430mm

Cylinder Type
 
 
Water
Capacity
(litre)
Water Capacity
increase/reduction
(litre)
Weight
 
(Kg)
Weight
reduction
(Kg)
Reverse neck
option    VIEW 
 
 Type 1 - CrMo Steel  150  0  -  126  0  -  +3.5l +2.5kg
 Type 1 - Modified CrMo Steel  151  +1  +0.7%  115  11  -9%  +3.5l +2.5kg
 Type 2 - Modified CrMo Steel  148  -2  -1.3%  83  -43  -34%  +3.5l +1.5kg
 Type 3 - Modified CrMo Steel  146  -4  -2.7%  74  52  -41%  
 Type 4  143  -7  -4.7%  44  82  -65%  


If you are a final user our sales department (info@faber-italy.com) will be happy to assist you to find where you can source Faber's cylinders.