That is an excellent question. I will make sure to pass it on to the manufacturer and I will get back to you.
What I can guess on my own is that the best temperature for storage would probably be as cold as possible. Since the struts are filled with nitrogen at a tremendous pressure (somewhere around 180 bar / 2600 PSI) no matter what you will do the gas will slowly leak out. When you lower the temperature the pressure drops as well and that should slow down the leak. I don’t know by how much but I’m sure it’s not going to be much. I would try keeping them in a sealed moisture preventing bag in a freezer.
I think the best way to store them would be in a container pressurized to equal the internal pressure of the strut. Keep them fully extended (lower pressure), piston down to keep the seals lubricated and you could easily store them for a long long time.
From my experience I would say that it makes no sense to store them. Get as many as you need right now and I’ll try to have them made every once in a while. All gas struts will go bad over time... unless you store them with equalized pressure.
I’ll get back to you...
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Do you have any idea of the shelf life of new struts? Assuming they are stored in a controlled temperature environment is there any data as to how long they can remain "new".
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