ICT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
AS9100D certified to design, develop, and manufacture advanced composite pressure vessels and structures
WHY SHOULD YOU USE ICT'S Products & DESIGN SERVICES?
1) AS9100D certified to design, develop, and manufacture advanced composite pressure vessels and structures.
2) Highest pressure efficiency, based on pressure x volume/weight.
3) Accelerated development times based on scalable platform technology. Reducing non-recurring engineering and development costs for customers. 
Why use the infintie composite Pressure vessel?
ICT’s linerless pressure vessel, the infiniteCPV (iCPV), is a simplified all-composite design that allows for users to take advantage of the maximum fuel storage capacity at the lowest possible weight. Removing the need for a metallic or plastic gas barrier eliminates the potential of a liner failure. 
CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

ICT’s engineering team is skilled at solving specific customer problems or designing to meet a variety of standards. Customers may provide ideal target volumes, dimensional restrictions, pressure requirements, or other specifications in search of a custom design, or may dictate the exact design criteria.

Contact us today to see if a custom pressure vessel is a solution for you.
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN SOFTWARE
Fusion360
Inventor 
Composicad
SimWind
Composite Designer
SIMULATION / FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
AutoDesk Simulation Mechanical
MathCad
ESA Comp
Nastran
DESIGN STANDARD EXPERIENCE
AF SPCMAN91-710
AIAA S-081
AANSI/NGV2
ASME Section X
DOT FMVSS-304
ISO 11119-3 & 111515
PAST DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Lightweight Mobile CNG Refueling
Launch System Components 
Propulsion System Components
Nitrogen Accumulator Tanks
Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage Tanks
Non-Cylindrical Composite Pressure Vessels (pictured)
High-Pressure Flow Rate Testing Tanks
Satellite Propellant Tanks
Cryogenic Gas Storage
Satellite Propulsion Tanks
Pressurant Tanks
ICPV TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCTS
INFINITE COMPOSITE PRESSURE VESSEL (iCPV) A LINERLESS, TYPE V TECHNOLOGY
Linerless composite pressure vessels (CPVs), referred to in some industries as a type 5 (type V) tank, provide the best pressure vessel efficiency (burst pressure x volume/weight) of any composite pressure vessel. Unlike traditional COPVs, linerless tanks are wound over a collapsible or sacrificial mandrel; the composite materials carry all loads. For more information on types of pressure vessels and their differences, check out the resources page. 

ICT’s linerless pressure vessel, the infiniteCPV (iCPV), is a simplified all-composite design that allows for users to take advantage of the maximum fuel storage capacity at the lowest possible weight. Traditional liners take up valuable storage space and add unnecessary mass since the composite wrap accounts for 90-100% of what is calculated for taking the loads. For users who need to maximize fuel in a given space or who are highly weight-sensitive, the iCPV is the ideal choice. 

The infiniteCPV can be customized for a variety of applications. ICT’s proprietary manufacturing methods allow for the most interior layer materials to be customized in order to withstand hazardous materials (chemicals or gases) that often corrode or fatigue metal or plastic liners.
iCPV RESULTS
MILESTONES ACHIEVED BY iCPV
PV/W
1.5M+
VOLUME
325L  (19,833 in^3)
DIAMETER
23.5"   (597 mm)   (outside)
LENGTH
60"   (1,524 mm)
MASS
185 lb   (84 KG)
MEOP
4,500 PSI     (310 bar)   
(maximum expected operating pressure)
BURST
14,000 PSI     (992.85 bar)   
(Completed after the following cycleS) 
Cycle Testing - 18,000 cycles
- 13,000 cycles from 0-4500 PSI  (310 bar)
- 5,000 cycles from 0-5,625 PSI  (388 bar))
iCPV
TM
APPLICATIONS
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
- Satellites/Probes
- Lunar Landers
- Space Fueling Depots
Actuators & Life Support Systems
- Spacecraft 
- Habitats
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)
- Hydrogen
- Compressed natural gas
Bulk Storage
- Mobile Fueling Stations
- CNG & H2 Fuel Stations
- Power Generation
Transport
- Railroad
- Tube Trailers
- Marine
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.
Processing Tanks
Backup generators
Hydraulic/pneumatic Actuators
Medical oxygen systems
SCUBA/SCBA tanks
Fire suppression
ICT FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT
ICT’s 11,000+ sqft facility host a variety of research, analysis, fabrication and production equipment, allowing ICT to take products from concept to commercialization and manufacture production orders ranging from 50-1,000 units (depending on unit size).
Equipment
4-axis Filament Winding up to 30” (0.76m) ø and 120” (3m) length
2 McClean Anderson Super Hornets with FlexWind
8 & 4 Bobbin Electronic Tensioners
Composite curing up to 30” (0.76m) diameter and 120” (3m) length
2 Wisconsin Curing Ovens (up to 6’ x 8’ x 10’)
Data logging capabilities 
8 custom rotisseries
Hot box for A-staging (11’ x 12’ x 8’ )
 
General Fabrication capabilities
Bolton Mill-Drill-Lathe
Digital Readouts 
Klutch MIG/Stick welder (Certified Master Welder in-house)
Fortus 400mC rapid prototype*
500º Vacuum Oven*
Custom casting equipment
Vacuum bagging*

*indicates equipment as part of a facility use agreement with Oklahoma State University.
ICT TESTING
Infinite Composites can provide a variety of testing services including material testing, analysis and characterization, non-destructive testing, and hydrostatic proof and burst testing.
With many different application needs, ICT has tested a variety of materials to ensure compatibility with hazardous fuels and gases, materials that must maintain purity and other more exotic storage requests.

Material Testing & Characterization
TA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
TA Q2000 Dynamic Scanning Calorimeter
SEM FEI Quanta 600
TEM JEOL JEM-2100 with conductive AFM module
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Leica TCS SP2
Trinocular Stereo Microscope with Digital Imaging
Instron 5900 Mechanical Tester

Hydrostatic Testing
Burst-Proof Hydrostatic Tester
Up to 15,000 PSI  
Small Test Chamber 
Up to 17” diameter x 36” length
Large Test Chamber
Up to 40” diameter x 15’ length
RESOURCES
Unfamiliar with the difference between a CPV vs COPV or pressure vessel efficiency? 
Learn more about tank types and benefits of linerless tanks.
LEARN MORE
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