or size, working from drawings, samples, photographs or even on the car itself...
internal collector systems and poly ether safety foam.
Why should I have safety foam in my fuel tank?
It isn’t absolutely essential to have safety foam but it’s definitely an advantage, and it is what it says it is, ‘safety’ foam. The foam is designed to function essentially as a three dimensional fire screen. In a fuel tank the empty space above the fuel level may readily contain an explosive mixture of fuel vapor and air. It is in this area where an explosion can occur, should it be ignited by any source. Since the liquid itself does not explode, a completely filled tank is far less likely to explode than one that is not full. Obviously, the lower the fuel level in the tank, the greater the amount of explosive vapor present. When an ignition source is present (perhaps from a spark), the vapor adjacent to the spark ignites rapidly. This ignition, in turn, ignites the vapor around it, creating a chain reaction. The safety foam prevents this chain reaction from occurring; instead, vapor ignition is confined to the area immediately around the ignition source.
The foam is also designed to help minimize fuel spray in the event of a fuel tank becoming ruptured during an accident, reducing the amount of fuel being sprayed around the vehicle.
It also helps prevent rapid movement of fuel within the tank acting as a very efficient baffle.This foam is also compatible with Methanol,unleaded,4 star,Diesel,oil,Av gas,and water.
Safety foam being added to a Pro Alloy Fuel tank. (above)
Do we keep standard fuel tanks in stock?
We do have a range of tanks for various makes and models which we can build and supply directly to the customer, these include our Lotus Range of high capacity anti-surge tanks which have proven to be very popular and we often supply from stock, However we believe in designing and manufacturing products that perform without compromise so if you need something a little bit different let us know- we can make just about anything!.
We also build our PRO TANK range of fuel tanks, these are a standard item available in different lengths, but we discuss the requirements with the customer and adapt the design the suit the vehicle, ensuring that details such as pick-up and return fittings are in the correct place to suit the plumbing installation and of the correct size to suit the pump and BHP requirements.
Some other examples of our fuel tanks
Tiger R6 kit car MGA twin cam
Wheel well tank Cosworth powered Ford100e
Ferrari 212 Aston Martin DB5
Classic Mercedes Ben Birch's Cosworth powered MK2 Escort
Fuel swirl pots Renton/Lee Manning's Reyland Cosworth
Our attention to detail is second to none - Alloy rivetts being inserted into a Bentley racing fuel tank being built for P&A Wood.
For more information or advice please contact Alex Osborn on 01440 710266 or email@example.com
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