From Italy to Pakistan

Established in 1969 and operating since 1972, Faber has grown rapidly to become the world's leader in the production of cylinders (Types 1, 2, 3 & 4) and systems for the storage of High-Pressure Gases for the Clean Energy (CNG and H2), Industrial and Air Breathing sectors. The world over, Faber has earned the best reputation for its high standards of quality and for its capability to comply with the most stringent specifications set down by International Bodies, Local Authorities and its customers. Faber has brought into the market more than 15mln cylinders with a unique +45 year track-record of reliability and safety.

Faber has been present in Pakistan since 1982 with supplies of gas cylinders for Natural Gas Vehicles. It started when Government of Pakistan decided to initiate a pilot project in Karachi and flourished through CNG commercialization in later years. Until few years, Pakistan based Motor Companies introduced several CNG models into the market that quickly became the standard quality-wise and the preferred consumer’s choice. Time has come again to write a new page on how CNG could be beneficial for a sustainable and affordable mobility of today and tomorrow.

Faber supported this expansionary phase by supplying overall more than a million of CNG tanks made in Italy with a spotless track-record, proving to a reliable and consistent partner to fulfill all the market needs, namely light duty as well as heavy duty applications.

Faber boasts fully automated plants capable of making light steel cylinders from billet and ultra-light ones from plate. The most efficient route remains the “Plate Route”. And the vast majority of such plate manufactured cylinders in the world originate at Faber. Here we are our own masters: right from the onset, we order the ideal dimensions of steel coil for the order in hand. Then, after a meticulous set of processing passes, through carefully designed set of dies, we produce the cylinder’s shell. This cold processing route, which maintains a very tight positive tolerance over the wall thickness requirements, governed by the appropriate design, exceeds all other manufacturing routes (available at Faber) such as those cylinders from a billet and the grossly overweight cylinders made from a tube. For the latter, a poor weight efficiency, usually well above 1kg/l, often results. In comparison, a typical Type 1 CNG cylinder from Faber, boasts a weight efficiency as low as 0.84 kg/l at 200bar working pressure (available for the Pakistani market), which can be further enhanced to 0.75kg/l by using our advanced high strength steel grade.

Weight is becoming more and more important for on-board CNG applications as the Vehicle Manufacturers (OEMs) or the end users strive to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. This makes Faber’s Type 1 cylinder currently one of the world’s most appreciated and adopted products in the CNG vehicles’ market

In the environmental field the use of CNG significantly reduces CO2, NOx and PM emissions especially through gasoline and diesel replacement. In the economic field, natural gas is also far cheaper than imported diesel and petrol replacement, thus supporting the state balance of payment. The other benefit certainly includes direct supply of natural gas to CNG stations through pipelines instead of road transport supply of diesel and petrol to petrol pumps.

Faber is committed to supporting the CNG market in Pakistan, a country that wants to become again the world’s leading place for an environmentally friendly and affordable mobility.

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Cividale del Friuli, 12/06/2019

Faber from Italy to Pakistan

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