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Fuel Bladder Tanks In Africa

An age-old concept used by armed forces the world over now with new technology, more safety and more user-friendly-, quicker applications ideal for Africa. It does not matter the volume of Diesel, Jet A1, HFO or Paraffin you want to store or transport; the fact is that an empty bladder or Flexitank is a fraction of the size of a ridged tank, better value for money and quick to get on site. To put up a storage facilities with ridged fuel tanks in Africa can take up to MONTHS or YEARS while with FTS-Flexitank Systems a million liter facility can be put up in a few weeks. 

Fuel Bladder tanks
Fuel bladder tanks

Fuel Bladder Tanks

Aviation, commercial, transport, Defence Forces, UN Aid and industrial application for Rapid deployment of any liquid storage are just some of the possibilities. The application and content for the Fuel bladders dictates the use of a bunded berm liner and, made from PVC or Polyurethane material, or optional inflatable Berm liner for secondary containment. As pillow tanks operate in a vacuum, what you put into a bladder is what you get out, no dust, air or light exposure to your product.

Hazchem liquid pillow tanks applications

Flexitank Systems has the expertise to advice on all and any Hazchem liquid pillow tank applications.  Industry users range from Commercial, Land, Aviation, Marine, Military and Aid Agency/NGO markets. The sizes of the pillow tanks  range from 100ℓ to 300 000ℓ capacities.  There is a standard range of fuel bladder tanks; however we can make bespoke applications in any size, shape or fitting to order against drawings. Packed and folded-up for crating, the size ranges from 300x300x300mm for a 1000ℓ – to 2400x1500x1500mm for a 300 000ℓ tank.

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Quality Assured

When manufacturing bladder tanks, our quality management system helps to ensure our fuel, HFO, paraffin, jet A1 and diesel bladders are the very best.  Additionally, FTS has a strong commitment to safety and quality, manufacturing our tanks to meet or exceed the UN specifications. This dedication is why our quality control team double-checks every inch of each bladder — using test procedure ASTM 751 and the current U.S. mil-spec before shipping. All our tanks meet ISO 9001:2015 specification.

Furthermore, this is done to ensure every bladder meets the quality our customers expect and deserve.  Our fuel bladder can be built to hold a few litres for UAV bladders or 210,000 US Gallons for military use.  Fuel bladders for storage of diesel require secondary containment,  we also provide containerized solutions where the bladder is incorporated into a 6m or 12m shipping container

What are Fuel Bladders?

Storage fuel bladder tanks are collapsible, flexible tanks sometimes also called pillow tanks, which can store liquids. Fuel storage bladders – also known as fuel bladders, fuel storage tanks, fuel pillow tanks or any other fuel cells – are specifically designed to safely store and/or transport fuels, including diesel, gas, Jet A1, crude oil, bio-fuels, HFO and other compatible fuels and industrial chemicals.

Fuel bladders uses and applications

Fuel Bladder Tanks can be used in many applications across many different industries, including humanitarian disaster relief, agricultural fuel storage. crop spraying and large-quantity industrial fuel storage, public works, mining, racing, exploration, military, and transportation applications. When properly secured and supported, fuel storage bladders can also be used in marine and aviation settings for auxiliary fuel storage.

diesel Bladder

Diesel bladder tanks

Fuel bladders are used extensively for rapid deployment projects. Bladders can be used for trucking, marine and air transport. The fuel bladder can be stored for many years, and is re usable. We offer all fuel filtration and dispensing accessories with our products and can tailor make complete off-loading and distribution systems

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