Tank Truck Surge Prevention

Baffles in the tank evenly dissipate the force of liquid moving when the truck is accelerating or braking. When braking without baffles, the liquid keeps moving forward to surge and push against the front wall of the tank, dramatically shifting the weight in the tanker and increasing risk of jackknife or rollover.

tank truck surge provention

Baffles spread the energy evenly to the entire truck, making the truck easier and safer to handle. Fuel is expanding and contracting with temperature and moving around the tanker as it drives around corners and is accelerating or braking, which constantly changes the vehicle’s center of gravity.  To reduce the impact of this, tankers are designed with very low centers of gravity and have internal bulkheads fitted for strength and to separate each liquid compartment. They also have baffles to reduce product surge when braking or cornering.
Road Tanker Safety
Truck Baffles

Fuel transport safety is a major concern that any company that moves and distributes fuel is concerned with. Various cargos require different types of tankers to safely get the cargo over the road within the Department Of Transportation requirements. Fuel depots, chemical transport companies and gas transport companies need safe and reliable tankers to hold that material.
Truck Tanker Types