AGC cylinders are one of the oldest and most reliable technologies in industrial-sized gas delivery systems. AGC, or Automatic Gas Control, is a technology used to precisely deliver gases for industrial and commercial applications, as well as for long-term storage. AGC cylinders are widely used in industrial and manufacturing facilities, fuel and energy production, and medical and laboratory settings. AGC cylinders also have a myriad of safety features, making them an ideal choice for any application that requires clean, reliable, and pressurized gas delivery.
What are AGC Cylinders?
AGC cylinders, or AGC containers, are made up of storage tanks, compressors, and a variety of valves and fittings. The storage tanks are designed to store large volumes of gas under pressure, giving them the capacity to store a variety of gases such as nitrogen, helium, natural gas, propane, and oxygen. AGC cylinders are designed to operate in both high and low-pressure environments, making them highly versatile. The compressor is usually a variable speed type that can be used to maintain a wide range of pressure conditions, allowing for reliable and consistent gas delivery.
How AGC cylinders are built?
The first step in constructing an AGC cylinder is the preparation of the raw material. Typically, a bar, rod, or tube is cut to size and then processed for further machining and fabrication. For example, steel and aluminum require welding and machining prior to assembly, while stainless steel usually requires only machining and fabrication. Once the raw material is ready, the machining process begins by preparing the cylinder head. The head is usually made from forged steel, aluminum, or stainless steel block, which is milled to the desired specifications. The head must be designed to the exact specifications of the application and should be designed to optimize the cylinder’s performance; for example, a cylinder used for hydraulic lifting would require a different head design than one used for hydraulic fluid transfer.