Safety concept for standard commercial vehicle fuel tanks

It involves lining standard commercial vehicle fuel tanks with an elastomer composite material that provides for a much higher degree of safety and is intended to prevent grave collateral damage in the event of an accident.

The 1.2-mm thin nitrile-coated aramid fabric has already proven itself in motor sports and is now to be used as a secondary protective shell on tanks.

The material is ultra puncture- and tear-resistant to prevent the very serious risk of a catastrophic loss of fuel in the event of a crash.

At present this concept is being tested in a wide-ranging development study.

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