The History of Compress Natural Gas
Tank Description – CNG United – Michael Laub
- Type 1 – Original technology – Thick Steel wall – Heavy – Solid – Cheapest in price. Originally designed for NASA – The size is limited due to weight.
- Type 2 – Slightly thinner wall, core is wrapped wire to fortify the wall strength – Slightly lighter so you can go slightly larger in capacity.
- Type 3 – Newer Technology – No Steel – Aluminum Composite Core and Carbon Fiber Wrapped. Drastically lighter – Must be protected from sun light – Larger Capacity – More expensive.
- Type 4 – Rubber Bladder Membrane Core then Carbon Fiber Wrapped – Similar in pricing – Larger capacity – Similar in pricing weight as Type 3.