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Fuel tank and component testing

Testing, type approval and certification solutions for vehicles

Ensure your fuel tank solutions meet strict quality and safety requirements

A thorough evaluation of fuel tanks and components for compliance with established standards and manufacturers’ specific requirements typically includes a number of different tests and assessments. Specific tank and component testing can include testing for durability, pressure, ageing, refueling, and materials testing, as well as driving simulation and permeation measurement. Testing is usually conducted early in the product development process, but can also be applied to post-production samples to verify compliance.

Fuel tank and component testing provides OEMs as well as fuel tank and component suppliers with several benefits:

  • Avoid costly and time-consuming product recalls by identifying performance, safety and quality considerations during the product development process as well as through post-production inspection and testing
  • Provide your buyers with independent verification of your claims regarding product quality, safety and reliability while working together with and experienced testing laboratory
  • Ensure that your innovative fuel tank solutions meet strict quality and safety requirements already during the product development phase
  • Create a competitive advantage over other suppliers by establishing a corporate reputation that stands for quality and safety

our fuel tank and component testing Services

TÜV SÜD has established a world-class automotive laboratory infrastructure that can evaluate and test almost every type of automotive systems and components, including fuel tanks.

TÜV SÜD provides various services for endurance and application testing:

  • SHED/permeation measurement

  • Fatigue strength (sledge test, pendulum impact, burst pressure)

  • Resistance-environmental simulation (climatic, temperature and pressure change, pressure-vibration temperature)

  • 6-axis-test bench

  • Functional testing (static, dynamic)

  • Security infrastructure for testing with real fuels

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