Type 1 cylinders are seamless steel vessels designed and manufactured to the very highest standards. They are recognised as the most robust, safe and long-lasting high pressure gas cylinders available worldwide
As a global leader in gas containment systems manufacturing and services, the product range we offer is extensive.
Pressure vessel manufacturing standards:
DEF STAN 02-317
Other national and international
BIE International Ltd
Seamless Type 1 steel cylinders are designed and manufactured to the very highest standards. They are recognised as the most robust, safe and long-lasting high pressure gas cylinders available worldwide.
Type 1 cylinders are the standard storage vessels for the hydrogen sector globally, thanks to their longevity giving excellent through life value. They are recognised as the safest way in which to store hydrogen at high pressure.
NOTE: As the originator of the revalidation testing and re-accreditation programmes (BS 8562 and EN 16753) we are able to provide innovative and cost effective solutions to cylinder re-validation, therefore providing competitive through life costs.
Our core activity in the Oil & Gas market is the supply of air pressure vessel assemblies for motion-compensating systems, used on deep-water offshore cranes, deep water semi-submersible rigs and drill ships.
This is another area of significant activity in the Oil and Gas sector.
The majority of dive systems and diving support vessels (DSVs) carry safety-critical high pressure gas cylinders/tubes. This is an important and growing market sector for CSC. Crucially, we are not only able to provide new cylinders, but also provide re-testing and re-validation services in accordance with BS 8562, which can be carried out on-board the vessel. More about this class leading service can be found on the Chesterfield Integrity Management page.
Chesterfield Special Cylinders has a long history of designing and manufacturing special high pressure cylinders for Naval application systems. Since the 1930's we have been supplying the UK Royal Navy with their high pressure gas storage solutions on submarines and surface vessels.
Supplying navies worldwide, our products can also be found in numerous other safety critical situations in defence operations globally, such as:
Many of the world's leading gas storage companies rely on CSC for the design, manufacture and installation of their storage systems, as well as the ongoing maintenance and certification.
Our ability to supply complex bespoke cylinder assemblies, has been a key factor in securing various prestigious contracts worldwide, and has seen us participate in a wide range of industrial, high pressure, gas storage projects around the globe.
Chesterfield Special Cylinders has been manufacturing cylinders for aerospace applications, since their first use on British manufactured aircraft in the early 20th century, and we are proud of our hard-won reputation for innovation and safety.
Seamless cylinders provide lightweight, safety critical gas containment systems that play an essential part in the operation of leading edge military aircraft. Typical applications are:
We currently have thousands of these cylinders in service within the RAF and other air forces, many of which have reached their mandatory re-test date several times over and have been re-tested and reconditioned by CSC.
Re-test and reconditioning:
We offer a full re-test and reconditioning service and are fully conversant with DEFSTAN 81-121 covering military aircraft cylinders. Commercial standards BS EN 1968 and DOT are also covered.
Over the years Chesterfield Special Cylinders has built up an extensive database of cylinder manufacturing records. This traceability along with a diligent and thorough re-testing and refurbishment service protects, and in certain cases can extend, the service life of the cylinders fitted to aircraft.
|Size||Working Pressure||Drawing Number||Specification|
|10 Litre||300 Bar||302706||ISO 9809-2|
|30 Litre||200 Bar||38746P Rev.1||ISO 9809-2 / BS EN 1964-2|
|44.5 Litre||350 Bar||38576P Rev.2||ISO 9809-2|
|50 Litre||200 Bar||300577 Rev.3||ISO 9809-1|
|50 Litre||350 Bar||38576P Rev.2||ISO 9809-2|
|67.5 Litre||300 Bar||38144P Rev.1||ISO 9809-2 / BS EN 1964-2|
|80 Litre||300 Bar||39388 Rev.3||ISO 9809-2|
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Ultra High Pressure (UHP) cylinders have been manufactured by CSC for over 25 years, with a product range from 10 Litre minimum to 150 Litre maximum.
Today this is a product type which is experiencing increasing demand over what is currently commercially available in the market.
Using a thick walled seamless tube, with fully forged necks at both end, we are able to contain changing pressures of up to 550 bar. The material grade, is specially selected by CSC.
We also provide a 450 bar variant for embrittling gases such as Hydrogen and Methane (CNG).
These compact cylinders are made to exact metallurgical and heat treatment specification, for a diverse range of niche uses in general engineering and high pressure systems, as well as the offshore oil and gas industry.
The attention to material properties through careful material selection, also allows us to offer UHP cylinders for specialist applications over 550 bar.
CSC designs and manufactures tubes for mounting on jumbo tube trailers used in the transportation of gaseous hydrogen. These bulk high pressure cylinders are specifically-designed for trailer mounting and can be optimised for individual applications. We are also renowned for our in-house re-testing, refurbishing and re-qualification of all seamless steel and composite cylinders (all sizes and configurations) used in the transportation of high pressure hydrogen and for use in other gas markets.
NOTE: We are able to provide innovative and cost effective solutions to cylinder re-validation, including Acoustic Emission testing, therefore providing competitive through life costs.
Certification procedures are meticulously carried out for both the cylinders and the trailer unit. As a cylinder manufacturer Chesterfield Special Cylinders are well versed in the full documentation requirements for all the world’s leading approvals bodies and international standards, whether for new cylinders or at re-test. In addition, the mandatory ADR certification for the road trailer unit is provided.
We manufacture a wide variety of tube trailers designed to achieve maximum payload and pressures to ensure the customer gains efficiency and economy. CSC Jumbo tube trailers can range from five to ten tube configurations which can be purchased or leased with the advantage of being custom manufactured to meet your specifications.
As the demand for the transportation of different gases around the world increases, added flexibility is required in the supply chain. Here at CSC, we have the design and manufacturing capability to offer a wide range of Multi-Element Gas Containment solutions.
CSC are at the forefront of innovation technology utilising our experience, in house design and engineering capabilities we have developed a 500 bar hydrogen trailer which has facilitated the new demand for the refuelling process for Hydrogen vehicles. This achievement clearly illustrates our expertise and knowledge making the trailer a leading player within the sector for future fuel transportation.
As a designer & manufacturer of cylinders, Chesterfield Special Cylinders has the expertise and in-house capability to re-test and refurbish all sizes of high pressure gas cylinders including those used for gas transportation.
Trailer refurbishment is an extremely attractive option, when faced with new contract opportunities requiring new bodywork, liveries and chassis modifications or to simply maintain your existing fleet.