Composite overwrap pressure (COPVs) are state-of-the-art for most launch vehicle or spacecraft applications today, but linerless composites pressure vessels (CPVs) are considered the holy grail of the pressure vessel industry due to the major mass savings they can offer. CPVs are found from the top to bottom of the value chain in space applications.
Ideal applications for launch vehicles and spacecraft:
Pressurant & Propellant Tanks
- Launch Vehicles
- Lunar Landers
- Space Fueling Depots
Actuators & Life Support Systems
All-metallic pressure vessels still dominate much of the aviation industry. Light-weighting vehicles provide better fuel efficiency or increase cargo capacity for operators. Vehicles that fly continue to benefit from lightweight pressure vessels.
The aviation industry has a variety of needs:
Oxygen breathing systems
- single fighter unit
- commercial passenger aircraft
Fire suppression systems
Emergency slide bottles
On-board waste and water storage systems
Unmanned aerial VehiCles/systems (UAV/UAS)
Pressurized gases are used in a variety of ground-based applications. Whether powering a vehicle, storing bulk fuel, or moving gases such as hydrogen, methane, oxygen, helium, and others across US highway systems.
Vehicle and Ground Applications:
Vehicles (Light to Heavy-Duty)
- Compressed natural gas
- Mobile Fueling Stations
- CNG & H2 Fuel Stations
- Power Generation
- Tube Trailers
40 million pressure vessels are made each year. The use cases for pressure gas storage and liquids is endless. Contact us today to see if your project would benefit from lighter storage options.
Medical oxygen systems