Outokumpu Helps Develop Award-Winning Fuel TankSeptember 1, 2015
A stainless-steel fuel tank co-developed by metal-sheet supplier Outokumpu received the New Applications Award from the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) in the Best New Development Award category at the ISSF Annual Conference in Hong Kong, China.
Outokumpu, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and the Swedish fuel-system company TechROi Fuel Systems partnered on the innovative tank, with stainless-steel properties that make it a competitive alternative to plastic tanks. Use of Outokumpu’s HyTens stainless-steel grade allowed thin walls and tailored strength, making the tank about 6 lb. lighter than a conventional plastic tank, thus reducing overall vehicle weight.
According to the ISSF, the winning concept provides a combination of good design, appropriate material selection, engineering expertise and sufficient delivery reliability. The stainless-steel provides superior crashworthiness and does not require surface treatment or maintenance, according to Outokumpu officials.Outokumpu: www.outokumpu.com
See also: Outokumpu Stainless
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