Chesterfield Special Cylinders


Originally formed in 1897 and boasting over a century of manufacturing expertise the company continues to design, manufacture and offer services for a range of high-pressure seamless steel gas cylinders.

Gas cylinder manufacture is essentially a quality critical metal-forming process. Chesterfield’s recent story is one where foresight and a lot of hard work transformed a traditional metal-forming business, facing closure, into a modern company with a bright future, re-located in a new factory, in the appropriate setting of Sheffield – Britain’s ‘Steel City’.

Product range and supply
Chesterfield’s product range varies from 0.5 litre capacity to 2600 litre capacity.
At the lower end – a cylinder that sits easily in the palm of your hand, forged from seamless tube, with a 0.5 litres capacity and used for aircraft systems operation.

At the other extreme, Chesterfield is one of only six engineering concerns worldwide which can produce ultra-large cylinders in high strength chromium molybdenum alloy steel up to 12 metres long, with a capacity of up to 2600 litres, operating at pressures up to 600 bar. Production is going flat out for these larger sizes to meet a record order book – fuelled largely by the offshore oil and gas industries’ demands.

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