One of the teams at VolkerHighways attended a fire awareness course and discovered Explo-safe fuel cans as an alternative to plastic fuel cans. These fuel cans have a honeycomb structure of Deto-Stop aluminium mesh, evenly packed into the fuel can, occupying just 2 per cent of volume.
This mesh disperses heat build-up so rapidly, that no hot spot can develop and cause an explosion. These cans have been rigorously stress tested in a variety of environments and conditions by the manufacturer.
It has been found that plastic fuel containers can swell up in the heat, whereas the Explo-safe ones do not. Plastic fuel containers are associated with a risk of explosion when they become hot, which can have significant consequences.
Explo-safe fuel cans have been purchased by VolkerHighways to reduce the dangers associated with using fuel cans. In addition, the flat base of these fuel cans makes them particularly stable.
Entry submitted by VolkerHighways
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