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EPA Compliant Permanent Marine Gas Tank Manufacturer

Author: Brandon Hefner
by Brandon Hefner
Posted: Feb 23, 2020
fuel tanks

There are various standards and regulations set by the federal agencies and relevant organizations regarding the designing and manufacturing of non-integral or customized aluminum fuel tanks. Apart from several regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are a number of rules related to boating safety. Though there are plenty of manufacturers who build marine fuel tanks but not all of them bother or understand the EPA regulations.

Atlantic Coastal Welding is a reputed company that manufactures EPA standards marine gas tanks, generator tanks, and also works on water jet projects. To ensure that our customers stay safe and persuasive throughout their cruising, we made it mandatory at our factory for technicians to comply with all necessary regulations and maintain the highest standards of workmanship.

The fuel tanks we manufacture are secured by these necessities and proposed for the fixed establishment with deck fill arrangement and for changeless establishment as per the relevant establishment prerequisites of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Safety Standards.

In addition to USCG requirements, we take the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for design, construction, and repairs for recreational boats seriously.

For quite some time, steel was favored to be the best material for building boat tanks but it didn't remain too long. But nowadays stainless steel has become a preferred choice along with aluminum for building fuel tanks. Because stainless steel is relatively stronger and doesn’t corrode or rust, it is also one of the materials we specialize using while manufacturing generator tanks.

Most of the boat fuel tanks last around 15 to 20 years if cared for and maintained well by the owner. If your tank seems rusted, leaky, or less capable of holding a larger volume of fuel, it might be the right time to call us for EPA standards marine gas tanks.

We also sell installation materials that include filling hoses, connectors, shut off valves, mechanical sending units, and other important components. If you’re unsure about how to eliminate your old deteriorated tank or how to install a new one, you may contact us for solid advice from professional and polite staff.

Aluminum Gas Tanks

Though boat gas tanks that are made from aluminum material are considered highly safe and reliable to store gasoline when they are filled with exceeding levels of ethanol-based fuel, it can cause them to rust. Ethanol is a hygroscopic compound that absorbs moisture directly from the atmosphere. The condensation increases the chance of eroding oxide film of the metal and invites corrosion to form. Corrosion damages the fuel tank, injectors, and engine components. However, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) recommend applying a protective coating to aluminum fuel tanks to prevent corrosion from saltwater.

Fiberglass tanks

Usually, you are never recommended to put ethanol fuel in fiberglass tanks. It is a strong solvent and deteriorates fiberglass, clogs filters, and create sludge in the engine components. Ethanol can be used to clean out accumulated gunk and dirt from the fuel lines, carburetors, and Generator tanks but with the particular levels found in the E10 fuel, it gradually dissolves the tank material.

Atlantic Coastal Welding has over 41 years of experience building and repairing aluminum, steel, and stainless steel tanks for all boats. You can contact us for more information about our product and prices.

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We take pride in making a superior product at a competitive price. All aluminum, stainless steel and steel tanks that we build tanks out of is made right here in the USA.

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Author: Brandon Hefner

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Member since: Jan 23, 2019
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