Aluminum Plate for Tank Truck

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  1. Why is Aluminum Used for Tank Truck Construction?
  2. What are the Advantages of using Aluminum Plates Over Steel in Tank Trucks?
  3. Tank Truck Aluminum Plate Specifications
  4. Typical Tank Car Aluminum Plate Introduction
  5. Which structures of tank trucks use aluminum plates?
  6. Chemical composition of tank truck aluminum plate alloy
  7. Mechanical properties of tank truck aluminum plates
  8. Which tank trucks use aluminum plates?
  9. What Thickness Aluminum for Fuel Tank
  10. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Aluminum Plates for Tank Trucks
  11. Haomei Aluminum Tank Car Aluminum Plate Quality
  12. Other aluminum material information for tank trucks

Tank car aluminum plate refers to the aluminum alloy plate used to manufacture various types of tank cars. They are usually made of high-strength aluminum alloys for high pressure and corrosion resistance. Aluminum tanker plates are widely used in vehicles for transporting liquid or gas, such as petrochemical industry, food processing industry, pharmaceutical industry, etc.

Tank car aluminum plate

Why is Aluminum Used for Tank Truck Construction?

Aluminum is chosen for tank truck construction due to its lightweight nature, corrosion resistance, and strength-to-weight ratio. It helps reduce the overall weight of the truck, increasing fuel efficiency and payload capacity.

What are the Advantages of using Aluminum Plates Over Steel in Tank Trucks?

Tank Truck Aluminum Plate

Tank Truck Aluminum Plate Specifications

Alloy thickness(mm) width(mm) length(mm)
5083 2.0-8.0 1000-2000 2000-12600
5052 2.0-8.0 1000-2000 2000-12000
5754 2.0-8.0 1000-2000 2000-12000
5454 2.0-8.0 1000-2000 2000-12000
5182 4.0-7.0 980-2200 800-9000
Tank Truck Type Typical Aluminum Sheet Thickness Typical Aluminum Alloy
Oil Tank Truck 5mm-12mm 5083 aluminum alloy
Food Tank Truck 2mm-4mm 3003 aluminum alloy
Pharmaceutical Tank Truck 1mm-4mm 5052 aluminum alloy
Oxygen Tank Truck 5mm-15mm 5083 or 6061 aluminum alloy
Ammonia Tank Truck 6mm-20mm 5083 aluminum alloy

Typical Tank Car Aluminum Plate Introduction

The aluminum plate of the tank car can be made of different aluminum alloy materials, common ones include : 5 series aluminum alloy, 6 series aluminum alloy, 7 series aluminum alloy, etc.

5083 aluminum plate is a material widely used in the manufacture of fuel trucks. Its main element is magnesium, which has good welding performance, corrosion resistance and processing performance, and medium strength.

The 5182 aluminum plate is used in the latest high-magnesium alloy tank car that was born in recent years for the European Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Agreement. Its tensile strength and elongation are relatively high. The excellent quality of the 5182 alloy plate improves the safety of the aluminum alloy tanker.

5454 aluminum plate is suitable for aluminum-magnesium alloy tank cars used under high temperature conditions, and has strong corrosion resistance.

The length of aluminum plates commonly used in tank trucks on the market is generally within 12.5 meters, the width is less than 2.2 meters, and the common thicknesses are generally 5, 6, 7, and 8 mm. A complete tank truck body generally requires 4-6 aluminum plates to be welded.

Which structures of tank trucks use aluminum plates?

The tank body is made of 5083H111 aluminum plate, The tank cover needs to be bent on both sides. Using 5083-O aluminum plate, O tempering is softer, The clapboard (anti-wave plate) is tempered with 5083-O.

structures of tank trucks use aluminum plates

Aluminum is widely used in tank cars, mainly for parts such as tank body, tank cover, tank bottom and tank frame. Different parts need to use different types of aluminum alloys, the details are as follows :

Aluminum Plate for Tanker Head

5083/5454/5182-O/H111 products have good plate shape and surface quality, and are used in tank truck heads and anti-wave boards

Alloy 5083 5454 5182
Temper O/H111 O/H111 O/H111
thickness/mm 4~8 4~8 4~8
Rm/MPa 300~320 240~270 285~295
Rp0.2/MPa 150~180 95~125 145~175
A50mm/% 20~23 20~23 27~30
Bending performance(180º) 1.5t(t≤6.3) 2.5t(t>6.3) 1t(t≤6) 2t(t>6) 1 t(t≤6) 2t(t>6)

Aluminum Plate for Tanker Wave Baffle

5083/5454/5182-O/H111 products have good plate shape and surface quality, and are used in tank truck heads and anti-wave boards.

Alloy 5083 5454 5182
Temper O/H111 O/H111 O/H111
thickness/mm 4~8 4~8 4~8
Rm/MPa 300~320 240~270 285~295
Rp0.2/MPa 150~180 95~125 145~175
A50mm/% 20~23 20~23 27~30
Bending performance(180º) 1.5t(t≤6.3) 2.5t(t>6.3) 1t(t≤6) 2t(t>6) 1 t(t≤6) 2t(t>6)

Aluminum Plate for Tanker Body

5083-H32/5454-H32/5182-O/H111 products meet both strength requirements and bending requirements, and have good plate shape and surface quality, and are used in tank truck cylinders.

Alloy 5083 5454 5182
Temper H32 H32 O/H111
thickness/mm 4~8 4~8 4~8
Rm/MPa 320~350 280~295 285~295
Rp0.2/MPa 215~240 190~220 145~175
A50mm/% 13~15 13~15 27~30
Bending performance(180º) 3t(t≤6.3) 6t(t>6.3) - 1t(t≤6) 2t(t>6)

Aluminum for Tank truck fence

6061-T6 extruded product with medium strength for insulation tank fencing.

Alloy 6061-T6
Rp0.2(MPa) 260
Rm(MPa) 320
A50mm(%) 17

Aluminum for Tank truck fence

5083-O product has good plate shape and surface quality, and is used for skinning of thermal insulation tanks.

Alloy 5083
Temper O
thickness/mm 2~3
Rm/MPa 300~320
Rp0.2/MPa 150~180
A50mm/% 20~23
Bending performance(180º) 1.5t

Chemical composition of tank truck aluminum plate alloy

Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Ti Other(%)
Single Total
5083 0.20 0.35 0.15 0.20-0.50 4.0-5.0 0.10 0.25 0.10 0.05 0.15
5052 0.25 0.40 0.10 0.10 2.2-2.8 0.15-0.35 0.10 0.05 0.15
5754 0.40 0.40 0.10 0.05 2.6-3.6 0.30 0.20 0.15 0.05 0.15
5454 0.25 0.40 0.10 0.50-1.0 2.4-3.0 0.05-0.20 0.25 0.20 0.05 0.15
5182 0.20 0.35 0.15 0.20-0.50 4.0-5.0 0.10 0.25 0.10 0.05 0.15

Mechanical properties of tank truck aluminum plates

Alloy Temper Tensile Strength Rm(MPa) Yield Strength Rp. 02(MPa) Elongation
5083 O/H111 ≥275 ≥125 ≥15
H112 ≥275 ≥125 ≥12
5052 O/H111 170-215 ≥65 ≥16
H112 ≥190 ≥80 ≥7
5754 O/H111 190-240 ≥80 ≥16
H112 ≥190 ≥80 ≥7
5454 H32 ≥250 ≥180 ≥8
5182 O/H111 ≥280 ≥125 ≥26

Which tank trucks use aluminum plates?

Tank trucks are transport vehicles with a tank-shaped body, used to transport various liquids, liquefied gases, and powdered goods.

Aluminum Plate for Semi Tanker

Semi Tankers are mainly used for the transportation of different substances which may be liquids, powders or gases, depending on the design purpose.

Aluminum Plate for Fuel Tanker

Fuel Tanker transport materials are generally liquid fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, etc. Choose aluminum plates with strong corrosion resistance and lightweight.

Aluminum Plate for Oil Tanker

Oil Tanker mainly transports liquid oil products, and generally uses aluminum plates with good corrosion resistance and lightweight properties.

Aluminum Plate for LNG Tanker

Liquefied natural gas tankers (LNG Tankers) generally use 5083 aluminum plates. 5083 aluminum alloy has the advantages of high strength, good plasticity, corrosion resistance and good processing performance. It has become a widely used material for manufacturing low-temperature storage tanks such as LNG storage tanks and LNG ships.

Aluminum Plate for Trailer Tank

5083 aluminum plate is the main aluminum alloy plate of Trailer Tank. It has high strength, corrosion resistance, good processability, and excellent arc weldability. It is very suitable for tank materials after welding aluminum plates.

Aluminum Sheet for Truck

Truck's frame, gearbox, fuel tank, gas storage bottle and many other parts are made of aluminum alloy materials, often with the grade 5083 aluminum plate.

Aluminum Plate for Cement Tanker

Tanker type: Cement Tanker uses aluminum plates to ensure the tank’s light weight and corrosion resistance.

Aluminum Plate for Powder Tank Truck

Transported materials: Powdered materials, such as powdered fertilizers, flour, etc. Choose aluminum plate: Aluminum plate with sufficient strength and lightness is required.

Aluminum Sheet for Heavy Truck Air Reservoir

Heavy Truck Air Reservoir compressed air for use in trucks’ braking systems.

Aluminum Plate for Road Tank Trailers

Transport substances: liquid or gas, etc., depending on needs. Choose aluminum panels: Aluminum panels are corrosion-resistant and lightweight.

Aluminum Plate for Load Tanker

The transported substances may be a variety of different goods, depending on the intended use. Due to the low density of aluminum alloy, it is more than 4 tons lighter than similar carbon steel tank trucks, and its load capacity is 20% greater than that of carbon steel tank trucks.

Surface Treatment Method Tanker Type Common Aluminum Alloy
Sandblasting Food tankers, Water tankers 5083 Aluminum Alloy
Galvanizing Oil tankers 5052 Aluminum Alloy
Oxidation Medical tankers, Oxygen tankers 6061 Aluminum Alloy
Original color Medical tankers 5083 Aluminum Alloy
Production Process Tanker Type Common Aluminum Alloy
Welding Chemical tankers, Food tankers 5083 Aluminum Plate
Thin-walled stretching Oil tankers, Powder material tankers 5454 Aluminum Plate
Stamping Coke tankers, Compactor garbage trucks 6061 Aluminum Plate
Forging Hydraulic tankers, Aviation fuel tankers 7075 Aluminum Plate

What Thickness Aluminum for Fuel Tank

The thickness of aluminum for fuel tanks depends on several factors, including the size and shape of the tank, the type of fuel it is carrying, and the intended use and application of the tank. Typically, fuel tanks for commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles are made from sheet aluminum ranging in thickness from 1/8 inch (3.175 mm) to 3/16 inch (4.763 mm).

It should be noted that the thickness of the aluminum plate itself does not determine the strength and safety of the fuel tank. A fuel tank must also be designed, constructed and welded to meet strict safety standards and regulations to ensure it can withstand the stress and pressure of use and prevent fuel from leaking or exploding.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Aluminum Plates for Tank Trucks

NO1. Are Aluminum Tank Trucks Suitable for Transporting Hazardous Materials?

Yes, aluminum tank trucks can be used to transport hazardous materials. The choice of alloy and tank design must meet regulatory requirements and safety standards for the specific cargo.

NO2. How is the Integrity of Aluminum Tank Truck Plates Maintained Over Time?

Regular inspection and maintenance are essential to ensure the integrity of aluminum tank truck plates. This includes checking for corrosion, cracks, and other signs of wear, and promptly addressing any issues.

NO3. Can Aluminum Tank Truck Plates be Repaired if Damaged?

Yes, damaged aluminum tank truck plates can often be repaired, depending on the extent of the damage. Repairs typically involve welding or patching using compatible aluminum materials and techniques.

NO4. Do Aluminum Tank Truck Plates Require Special Cleaning or Maintenance for Specific Cargo Types?

Yes, different cargoes may require specific cleaning and maintenance procedures to prevent contamination and ensure safety. Proper cleaning and maintenance protocols should be followed as per industry regulations.

NO5. Can Aluminum Tank Truck Plates be Recycled at the end of Their Service Life?

Yes, aluminum is highly recyclable. At the end of a tank truck's service life, the aluminum plates can be recycled, contributing to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact.

Haomei Aluminum Tank Car Aluminum Plate Quality

Note : The tanker aluminum plate needs regular maintenance and maintenance during use to ensure its long-term stable operation. Periodic inspection and maintenance, as well as necessary repairs and replacements, are required.

Haomei Aluminum Tank Car Aluminum Plate

Other aluminum material information for tank trucks

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