Inertisation of fuel tanks
Events in the automotive industry often pose great challenges. In particular in front of unusual backdrops or in closed rooms it is necessary to observe special safety aspects. This is why we assume the inertisation of fuel tanks in consultation with preventive fire protection in order to minimise potential fire hazards.
The background: an explosive, combustible atmosphere may form in fuel tanks as a result of mixing fuel vapours and atmospheric oxygen. During inertisation, the atmospheric oxygen is displaced by adding non-combustible inert gas (such as argon, nitrogen or carbon dioxide), ensuring that no potentially explosive atmosphere can arise. Following inertisation, a measurement is made in order to establish whether the necessary limit values have been achieved. Finally, the fuel tank is closed and sealed.