Fuel tank and component testing

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is fuel tank and component testing?

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, refuelling, 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.

Why is fuel tank and component testing important?

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

TÜV SÜD is your testing and certification Partner for automotive components

For more than 100 years, TÜV SÜD has been the preferred testing and certification partner for automobile and automotive component manufacturers worldwide. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities, combined with our global network of technical experts, can provide your company with a single source solution for achieving compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and voluntary industry schemes. In addition, TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international standards development activities, providing our clients with the most up-to-date knowledge of current and future requirements.

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. In addition, our technical professionals are well-versed in new and emerging automotive technologies, allowing them to provide innovative suppliers with the necessary expertise to evaluate advance product designs for compliance. Finally, our global network of automotive test centres and experts can support your testing requirements regardless of your location.

TÜV SÜD's fuel tank and component testing services

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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