The industrial gases market has been an important market for the Chesterfield Special Cylinders for over 100 years. The Group supplies a diverse range of products and services, ranging from bulk gas storage for large industrial applications to the reconditioning and retest of cylinders and trailers.
Trailers for the transportation of bulk gases are also an important part of this market. The Group manufactures a range of high pressure gas trailers for this market and provides a one-stop-shop management of reconditioning and retest of cylinders.
Growth in the “in-situ” testing market continues driven by a new BSI standard for the inspection of hard to reach/impossible to move gas tubes. CSC is currently the only company capable of delivering this strict new testing regime worldwide.
Through Hydratron, the Engineered Products division, supplies a range of test equipment for valves, fittings and hoses into this market. Working closely with customers, Hydratron is able to supply leading edge equipment incorporating the latest in digital test systems that increase the range and accuracy of testing and improve operator safety.
In the medium term, significant growth is expected in the market for Hydrogen as a fuel source as the market is driven primarily by regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This market is at pressures significantly above the normal 200 to 300 bar range for standard industrial gases. Demands of this market suit the product range of both CSC and Hydratron and, for Cylinders, are at pressures that many competitors lack proven capability.