Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-01-2872

Advances in Safe Vehicular Water Tank Design 2009-01-2872

For many, the design and construction of an off-highway vehicular water tank is nothing more than the capping off of the rear end and placing a lid on an existing truck body. Advances in design and engineering have allowed progressive evolution of off-highway vehicular water tank design throughout the years with the addition of baffles within the tank to retard water flow. In doing such, designers of such water trucks have attempted to retard water flow by either
  1. 1.)
    Modifying the path of the water, or
  2. 2.)
    Encapsulating the water in such a way that the water is sequestered in compartments.
While the principle of safety is at the heart of these water tank baffling methods used to minimize water surges that can often cause off-highway vehicular water tanks to roll over, they also pose additional problems for maintenance personnel.


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