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  • Will my tank blow up in an accident?

    One of the most frequently asked questions I hear. Conservatively I would say that a CNG tank is probably 3 times less likely to explode, or catch fire, than a gasoline tank. The testing that a tank must pass is unbelievable. Drop tests, bonfires, being shot at, blown up... I will attempt to get this video to work here. It is an older piece, but I think you'll get the point.



    Here's the link to it. Tank testing video

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    Last edited by Highmarker; 01-03-2008, 09:05 AM.
    Jared.
    Mountain Green, Utah
    2003 CNG Cavalier
    2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

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    • #3
      Re: Will my tank blow up in an accident?

      No wonder why they are so expensive.
      BLUE 09 GX

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      • #4
        Re: Will my tank blow up in an accident?

        that is a terrific video how could i share that with some friends of mine is it available on you-tube?

        Thanks
        Ryan in Southwest Oregon

        cars currently owned-
        1985 Oregon State Police Mustang undergoing full restoration this fall 2008

        1996 former City of Cotati CA. Police Crown Victoria CNG Vehicle

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        • #5
          Re: Will my tank blow up in an accident?

          Originally posted by 1996crownvicman View Post
          that is a terrific video how could i share that with some friends of mine is it available on you-tube?

          Thanks
          Close, it's on google video. YouTube wouldn.t let me post it (too big or somerthing), so that is why it's on google instead.

          Just bring your friends here to watch it if you like.
          1997 Factory Crown Victoria w/ extended tanks ~~ Clunkerized!
          2000 Bi-Fuel Expedition --> ~~ Sold ~~ <--

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          • #6
            Re: Thanks!

            I knew that the tanks were subject to rigorous testing. But it wasn't until I watched that video--and read Highmarker's additional comments--that I learned just how much abuse CNG tanks receive before they are certified.

            It's clear that these extreme measures provide a major return on investment. With only two major recent incidents being reported on this board, I'm convinced that my CrownVic is at less risk of a fuel fire in an accident than my wife's gasoline-powered Swedish car.

            Thanks, again
            TC

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            • #7
              Re: Thanks!

              Originally posted by Tax Counsel View Post
              ...I'm convinced that my CrownVic is at less risk of a fuel fire in an accident than my wife's gasoline-powered Swedish car.

              Thanks, again
              TC
              TC,

              And certainly at far less of a risk than a gasoline powered Crown Vic. There have been stories in the news in the past couple of years where city councils have been sueing Ford over exploding gasoline tanks when Crown Vic police cars have been rearended.

              Bill

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