11/8/2013 - SASFT members from Spectra Premium Industries presentation from ITB Automotive Fuel Systems in Shanghai regarding plastic versus steel fuel tanks.
7/10/2012 - A luxury SUV hybrid comes equipped with a 25 gallon sealed, steel fuel tank system that requires structural resistance to high internal pressure.
3/14/2012 - This advanced hybrid electric cross-over vehicle features a sealed steel tank that requires structural resistance to high internal pressure.
12/30/2011 - Since plastic does not meet the rigidity requirement, steel will be the material of choice for these tanks.
12/1/2011 - The 2012 Fisker Karma features a closed, pressurized steel fuel tank
6/29/2011 - Since plastic does not meet the rigidity requirement, steel will be the material of choice for these tanks.
6/29/2011 - Durable, cost competitive, meets the California Air Resources Board emission standards and are 100 percent recycled!
6/29/2011 - To provide the necessary rigidity to meet pressure-vacuum requirements of the sealed fuel tanks, steel is the answer!
6/29/2011 - The luxury sports car’s tank takes advantage of the newest press technology for fuel tanks.
Advances in materials, such as highly formable steels that allow for greater flexibility in the forming of complex shapes and improved corrosion resistance, make steel attractive for fuel tanks.
These materials, coupled with leading edge processes, including advanced stamping and 3-D welding, enables steel tank manufacturers to continue to provide affordable, durable and environmentally sound products for their customers.
Benefits of steel fuel tanks include:
- Durable- Affordable- 100% recycled- Flexible design- Meet CARB emission standards- Resistant to hot exhaust gases- Resist gasoline permeation