– produced from a modern composite material based on polyester resins, fiberglass and carbon fabrics. They have a high degree of reliability and are close to steel in terms of stability / impact resistance.
! Each fuel tank is tested for leaks after production to ensure that there are no fuel leaks and/or vapours.
The production of fuel tanks is located in Latvia and is carried out in full compliance with the technical regulations and norms of the European Union.
Advantages of plastic fuel tanks over metal ones:
1) Plastic fuel tank is not subjected to corrosion
A plastic tank is not subjected to corrosion, rotting and therefore serves much longer than a metal fuel tank.
2) Low weight of a plastic fuel tank
The mass of a polymer fuel tank can be 40-50% less than that of a metal one. Weight reduction has two main effects on vehicle performance.
3) Small amount of condensate
Plastic conducts heat worse than metal or aluminium. Accordingly, when exposed to heat, less condensation forms in a plastic gas tank.
4) Strength of the product
The plastic tank is easily deformed upon impact, but quickly restores its shape. Metal tanks are not capable of this, in case of impact they crumple, and sometimes even burst, which leads to fuel leakage.
A metal tank, when taking a blow, can sparkas a result of hard contact with other rigid structural elements of the car, which in turn is fraught with fuel ignition. A plastic fuel tank will not spark and is safer in that sense.
With proper care, plastic fuel tanks are very durable and can be used for decades.
7) Moderate price
Plastic is cheaper than metal, so the manufacture of car components from it requires lower financial costs for raw materials and production.
The fields of application of composite materials are numerous:
Aerospace industry, rocket and other special branches of engineering.
Composite materials are successfully used in power turbine construction, aerospace industry, rocket and other special branches of engineering. For autoclaves, tanks, sulfuric acid production devices, tanks for storage and transportation of petroleum products, etc.