Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-0972
2001-03-05

Manufacturing of Bladder Fuel Tank for Vapor Reducing Fuel Tank System 2001-01-0972

To reduce the amount of fuel vapor created in the fuel tank, we developed a variable-capacity, plastic bladder fuel tank that is efficient, reliable, and provides permeation prevention performance.
This bladder fuel tank changes in shape and total capacity in accordance with the volume of fuel it holds. Thus, in contrast to the conventional fuel tank, it can dramatically reduce the amount of fuel vapor that is ordinarily created in the fuel tank while the vehicle is being refueled, parked, or driven.
The bladder fuel tank has been adopted in the Vapor Reducing Fuel Tank System of the North American model Prius, a vehicle that operates under the Toyota Hybrid System (THS), which complies with the SULEV exhaust emission requirement.
This paper primarily gives an outline of the technology for manufacturing the bladder fuel tank.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Microenvironmental Exposure Analysis Evaluation of the Toxicity of Conventional and Oxygenated Motor Fuels

982535

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Methanol vs. Natural Gas Vehicles: A Comparison of Resource Supply, Performance, Emissions, Fuel Storage, Safety, Costs, and Transitions.

881656

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Biodiesel Stability and its Effects on Diesel Fuel Injection Equipment

2012-01-0860

View Details

X