What Are Aluminum Pros and Cons in Making Tanker Trucks

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Against the background of increasing global energy and environmental pressures, the pursuit of lightweight vehicles has become a development trend in the automotive industry. Tanker aluminum sheet has been a prior choice. What are aluminum pros and cons in making tanker trucks?



1. High safety

The hazardous chemicals (explosives) are flammable and explosive dangerous goods, so safety is an important indicator when considering oil tank trucks. Due to the lower weight of the upper body, the aluminum alloy tank truck has a low center of gravity and is less likely to roll over, making it safer. In terms of driving safety, aluminum alloy tank trucks have small inertia when colliding, and the braking distance is reduced.

It causes less damage to the road surface and reduces road maintenance costs. In addition, it can absorb the energy generated by collision through deformation and will not be suddenly torn apart.

2. Lower operating costs, light weight, high payload, and quick return on investment

Since aluminum alloy tank trucks are lighter than carbon steel tank trucks, fuel consumption and tire wear during transportation are reduced, thereby reducing daily operating expenses and maintenance costs. By reducing the weight of the vehicle body and increasing the payload, transporting the same amount of goods can save the vehicle several shifts.

3. Good corrosion resistance and long service life

It has strong corrosion resistance, and 15-20 years is the typical service life of aluminum alloy tank trucks. The tank truck will not contaminate the oil due to rust. There is no need to paint or apply any protective layer, saving maintenance costs. The tank is easy to clean and the surface can remain bright and beautiful for a long time.

4. Excellent performance and beautiful appearance

The aluminum plate for tanker body has good elongation and high strength. Research shows that when a vehicle is unloaded, 60% of its fuel consumption comes from its own weight. For every 1 ton the vehicle is lighter, 0.6L of gasoline can be saved for every 10 kilometers. The weight of the aluminum tank truck has been reduced by 4 tons, and the economic benefits of fuel saving during the entire life cycle are very considerable.

5. Low CO2 emission

Similarly, according to a research report by the European Aluminum Association, every kilogram of aluminum alloy used in a vehicle (during its lifespan) can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 28kg. Based on this calculation, if an aluminum alloy tank is used, the weight of the vehicle is reduced by 5t, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 140t in total.

6. High recycling value

To sum up, the aluminum alloy tanks have unparalleled advantages in terms of economic benefits, safety, environmental and social benefits. Aluminum alloy tank trucks are the ideal vehicle to achieve high-end, lightweight and energy-saving.


1. The investment cost of an all-aluminum alloy tanker is more than twice that of a steel tanker and the one-time investment is higher.

2. The hardness of the aluminum alloy tank cannot reach the hardness of the carbon steel tank. If it is damaged, the repair cost will be quite high.

3. In terms of production cost, the production cost of an aluminum alloy tank truck body is about three times that of a carbon steel tank truck body.

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