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Reducing the carbon footprint of gas equipment

CEFRANK has been developing and refining the design of our manifolded cylinder pack for many years and we never truly stop. When ever a new idea presents itself or an opportunity for innovation arrives, we always explore the possibilities. It was in the spirit of exploration and innovation that CEFRANK was created in the first place. Founder/director Mr Frank Cetinich saw a gap in the market for gas cylinder equipment that was universal, a manifolded cylinder bundle that took the best features of existing market models and rolled them into one product. Mr Cetinich envisaged the the democratisation and standardisation of gas cylinder equipment. Of course he still fights for this. Each gas company has its own methods, standards and models and consequently the market is flooded with myriad varieties requiring a lengthy and thorough industrial standard and a cottage industry of paraphernalia to maintain and use them.PACK

Our design developments have usually been spurred on by the need to remain competitive in the market. Necessity is, after all, the mother of invention. By thinking outside the square and taking advantage of the peerless wealth of experience and knowledge that Mr Cetinich has, CEFRANK has been able to create a product unmatched in not only its usability but in its eco-friendly status. Made up of over 95% recyclable materials like steel, zinc and brass, our manifolded cylinder bundles/packs and cylinder pallets have the lowest carbon footprint of any rival products. We know this because our cylinder bundles are light-weight, fully galvanised and bolted which means they can be shipped flat-packed saving on packaging and, handling and fuel and they can also be put together without the need for welding and the associated emissions. We have even developed a special slim-fit cylinder bundle that can fit up to 17 x 12 cylinder bundles into a standard 20 foot container.

Design, material and manufacturing changes to components and configurations of our manifold have led us to develop manifolds that are easy to access and safe and yet benefit from an efficient use of materials through engineering know-how. Whether it’s the material of the specific component, the size and shape of the thread, the tape or the configuration of the tubing, CEFRANK manifolds and cylinder bundles have been put together to make the most Spartan use of resources. Our technologies appear invisible to the untrained eye, but to experts in the field, our product is second to none in all aspects ranging from the details of the parts to the assembly of the product. Every single element of our cylinder bundle has been honed and refined to be simple in function and form, reliable and robust in application and kind to the environment.


The CEFRANK Cylinder Pallet

The great thing about a blog is that it gives you the chance to talk about things in a less formal manner. We often find that many customers and enquiries are hesitant to get talking or ask questions about our products because it is a very niche part of the larger compressed gas industry and the products themselves, in particular the manifolded cylinder bundles, or ‘packs’ as we call them, are a bit of a mystery to many. Not everyone working in the field knows much about or even understands what the manifolded packs actually do. The pallets on the other hand are a much simpler product, and a good place to start our informal discussion about our products.

Ever since we developed our CEFRANK pallet, we’ve had inquiries and orders from all over the world and some unexpected markets. Steel pallets are a fairly standard item in many industries, but there’s a reason people keep coming back to our product.  The reason is that CEFRANK pallets are specially designed for most cost effective maintenance, shipping and handling. Over the years we’d had jobs where we would  receive hundreds of pallets for repair and maintenance, and it was then that our founder, Frank Cetinich saw the potential for a product that could be repaired onsite and as needed. No welding required, no painting or touch-ups and most importantly very little down time.

Our steel, galvanised pallets are modular and bolted. This means that they come to you disassembled and flat-packed, straight from our factory with instructions on how to assemble with a small selection of simple tools. Our pallets don’t need to be welded together, meaning they don’t need specialist tradespeople for assembly or repair jobs. Two able bodies, with a small tool kit and some cooperation is all it takes to put together the CEFRANK pallet.

12 Cylinder pallet