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Lightweight fiberglass tank for off-road fire tanker

Remote area fire-fighting in Australia calls for a vehicle that can carry its own water supply over rough terrain.

25th July 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsingborg

Transport/​Aerospace

A manufacturer of fiberglass composite products, Striking Distance in Queensland, Australia, has been contracted by Quick Corp Fire Engineering to deliver a fiberglass tank for the company’s new off-road fire tanker. The company’s existing tankers use polyethylene tanks to carry water and the task was set to design a tank that was both lighter and could carry more water to improve the effectiveness of the tanker in a fire emergency situation.

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