Fuel Total Systems designs and manufactures high quality Fuel Tanks for the automotive industry. Our 6 layer, Co-Extrusion Blow Molding process for the Fuel Tank results in low permeation to minimize fuel hydrocarbons. This produces a Fuel Tank that is environmentally friendly and meets the highest federal government requirements.
Using plastic as a construction material for fuel tanks provides resistance to stress and cracking. Fuel tanks are regularly exposed to road salt, debris, and other damaging elements from daily driving. Cracks would cause leaks that would make the car less fuel efficient, but gasoline is a highly flammable liquid that becomes very dangerous if exposed to high heats or sparks.
The high-density polyethylene fuel tanks are created through a multi-layered, blow molding technology to ensure safety and efficiency. Blow molding is a manufacturing process that allows hollow plastics parts to be joined together seamlessly. At Fuel Total Systems we use MASS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY that enables us to construct highly-advanced uniformed fuel tanks. It’s an effective process that maintains the integrity of the design for safe and effective driving.
There are several advantages of plastic fuel tanks:
- Slosh-noise reduction
- As an insulator, plastic slows the transfer of heat
- Provide better gas mileage due to weight reduction
- They reduce the amount of weight of the overall vehicle
- The solidity of plastic full tanks increases strength in the event of a crash
- Non-conductors of electricity, there is less chance for igniting the fuel
The federal government requires automotive manufactures to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Stands (FMVSS). The fuel tanks are a reservoir for highly flammable fuel which can easily ignite if it comes in contact with excessive heat or sparks. Because of their critical function, fuel tanks need to meet safety requirements mandated by the federal government proving they are not defective before installing in a vehicle. At Fuel Total Systems, we are responsible for meeting the guidelines of safety-critical parts that ensure each fuel tank we manufacture is free from defects.
Low Emission Standards
The Low Emission Vehicle standards (LEV) imposed criteria for lowering pollutant and emissions in the 1990s. The object was to advance clean air by reducing the number of emissions in automobiles. LEV has evolved over the years resulting in different classifications under the program. At Fuel Total Systems, we comply with the LEV III standards. This is the most stringent greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger vehicles.