A portable fuel tank stores fuel engine for small watercraft engines such as small boats and inflatables. It can be made from hard plastic materials such as polyethylene or polypropylene, or from metal. It has a grip handle for easy transporting and handling. It is used above deck, so it is made to be lightweight and durable. The portable tank should be filled with fuel in the dock. All hatches must be closed and the engine and motor also need to be shut off before fueling. Smoking is definitely not allowed. After fueling, the fuel vapors should be aired out before starting the engine.
Types of Portable Fuel Tanks
Kinds of Portable Fuel Tanks include the following:
A plastic portable fuel tank is corrosion-resistant. It is the ideal portable fuel tank in a marine environment. It is more lightweight, convenient, and portable than a metal portable fuel tank.
A metal portable fuel tank can be used for a long time when maintained properly. However, it is prone to rusting. It can also scratch the deck if dragged across the surface.
Choosing Portable Fuel Tanks (Buying tips)
Material: Choose a plastic portable fuel tank because it is made from a sturdy and non-breakable material. It also corrosion-resistant and does not leak.
Vents: Choose a portable fuel tank with a vent closed vapor-tight with a leak-proof cap.