Aluminum tank Industries, Inc. (ATI) has been granted a special permit form the Department of Transportation that pertains to Aluminum Refueling Tanks. This special permit allows you to refuel equipment, machinery, or your vehicle without removing the fuel tank from your vehicle. The special permit authorizes ATI to manufacture, mark, and sell refueling tanks that can store and dispense gasoline, diesel, methanol, aviation fuel, and kerosene up to 119 US gallons.
You will find that most “transfer tanks” are not designed for refueling but to transport non flammable liquids. ATI’s refueling tanks are designed and DOT approved for transport and refueling from while the refueling tank is still in the vehicle. Further benefit from the special permit is that the fuel tank is designed and DOT approved for flammables such as gasoline.
Laws and regulations can be confusing and overwhelming at times. So we’ll try to explain it more thoroughly. The Department of Transportation allows companies to build “transfer tanks” to transport diesel and other non flammable liquids. There are design specs they must follow in order to be compliant. The DOT wrote the specifications that need to be followed, but it is up to the manufacturer to be compliant. In other words, the DOT does not usually check their design or type unless there is an accident. So it is legal to fill and transport non flammable liquids using a “transfer tank” but only privately, they’re not for use in many circumstances. Now if there is an accident, the end user and the manufacturer can be investigated for compliance. Refueling tanks under this special permit are different and here’s how. First, the design, construction, materials, justification, among other things are reviewed by the DOT and approved if they so determine. The manufacturer is required to demonstrate that the special permit achieves the level of safety required. Second, it’s designed for use with flammables such as gasoline. Third, you can pump from it, legally, whether it’s private, commercial, state or otherwise without removing the tank from your vehicle.
50, 80, 100 US gallons is a lot of fuel! The user has a lot of responsibility when carrying that much in a fuel tank. When it comes to quality, legality, and safety, make the right choice. Aluminum Tank Industries, Inc., “Built like a Tank”.