When replacing the fuel tank of a truck or other heavy-duty vehicle, or simply installing an aluminum tank instead of a steel one, you need to make sure the process is simple and easy. We strive to ensure the satisfaction of our customers with our services and goods, so we provide warranties on products and workmanship. Truck parts are delivered...
When replacing the fuel tank of a truck or other heavy-duty vehicle, or simply installing an aluminum tank instead of a steel one, you need to make sure the process is simple and easy. We strive to ensure the satisfaction of our customers with our services and goods, so we provide warranties on products and workmanship. Truck parts are delivered worldwide by courier.
Aluminum fuel tanks have significant advantages in long-term use of vehicles. Probably the biggest advantage of these fuel tanks over steel is the significantly lower corrosion rate. It is likely that such tanks will not need to be replaced once installed. Steel tanks are exposed to salt sprayed on the roads during winter and sea salt air in coastal regions. Another major benefit is weight. Aluminum tanks are much lighter. And weight loss is a widespread fuel economy reduction strategy for heavy-duty transport. Aluminum fuel tanks, wheels, cabins and other aluminum components can reduce the weight of an average tractor by around 1000-1300kg. This choice of lighter metal is an important step towards economy. While aluminum materials cost more, the costs can be saved up to several times on the fuel bills.
Pay attention to the thickness of the metal when selecting a fuel tank. Do not choose containers made of aluminum thinner than 3mm. Regardless of the type of metal, one should inquire whether the fuel tanks have been pressure tested before leaving the factory. This way you will be able to rest assured that the tank has sufficient strength and tightness and will last a long time. Aluminum is the most popular material for tank construction because of its reliability and service life. They contain enough magnesium to give you all the strength you need. The shapes are cut by laser, plasma or water jet cutters. These tools ensure accuracy and process reliability.
The production of diesel fuel tanks is supervised by state organizations. Tanks with a capacity of 100L and above must meet the specified specifications for tractor mileage, throughput, mounting characteristics, impact resistance and welding assemblies. The side mounting tanks must withstand a 10 meter drop test. Meanwhile, non-side tanks require only a 3 meter drop test. The detailed requirements clearly describe how the fall test is performed and what constitutes a successful fall. Tanks must also undergo fuel leakage and fire tests.
When designing and choosing the shape and mounting units, the tank capacity and the mounting location are the main criteria. Side mounting is the most common type. The shape of the tank is selected according to the amount of fuel needed and the style you want. The most popular diesel fuel tanks are cylindrical, rectangular or D-shaped. The shape of the cylinder is chosen for its excellent visual appeal, while its rectangular shape for maximum fuel storage. D-shaped tanks are a combined design solution for cylindrical and rectangular tanks. On the inside, rectangular walls increase the volume, while on the outside, the curved shape gives a great look. Upgrading from cylindrical to D-shaped can provide up to 46% more capacity. When deciding and looking for the best tank to use, one should carefully consider the space available. Length, width, height will determine design features.