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Old 09-09-2011, 13:34   #16
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Re: Sloshing Fuel Equals Near-Disaster

Fuel cell foam would prevent this sloshing, we use it in race cars and planes all the time.
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Old 09-09-2011, 16:34   #17
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Re: Sloshing Fuel Equals Near-Disaster

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Fuel cell foam would prevent this sloshing, we use it in race cars and planes all the time.
I understand it also reduces the chance of an explosion with gasoline if there is a fire.
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Re: Sloshing Fuel Equals Near-Disaster

My power boat fuel tank IS baffled, and an electric fuel pump into a large carb bowl means that I need to suck air for more than a few seconds to stall. Mounting a taller narrow fuel tank instead of a wide flat one will give some slosh resistance.

I have noticed most "day tanks" are wide and flat so they can fit under a dinghy seat. The 5 gal "jerry" can is a better form factor for a moving boat.
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Re: Sloshing Fuel Equals Near-Disaster

how does fuel cell foam handle tank sludge, ethanol, gasoline varnishes, phase separated fuel?
Likely very poorly.
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