ARE PLASTIC FUEL FILTERS SAFE
Safe plastics for gasoline and jet fuel.
I want to fashion a fuel gauge (something like this ) made of plastic or some other clear material that is safe for regular interaction with low-lead gasoline and jet fuel. Something that won't haze over time, won't deteriorate, and won't shatter if dropped or handled roughly. What are some options?reddit/r/ChemicalEngineering · Sep 20, 2015I don't know if any clear plastics that are safe to use with fuel for extended periods. You are probably going to have to use glass.6 votesYou can get plastic coated glass so that if you break the glass it gets held together and won't shatter. That's probably your best bet.3 votesFuel tanks are typically made out of a specific variety (I think cross linked) high density polyethylene. However, I don't know if I've seen a very clear version out there. Most are 3 votesFor many plastics, the specific components in gasoline that would cause the attack would be the aromatics and ketones. If you can find something rated for those services 3 votesYou're looking for FEP tubing. It's teflon's (PTFE) transparent cousin http://wwwubes/fep-tubing3 votesHere is a list of chemical compatibility for resins and solvents. I think jet fuel is on the list.2 votesSee allSee all comments
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Mar 13, 2016Plastic and glass fuel filters are simply not as resistant to vibration and breakage as steel. Pressurized fuel fires are as lethal as steering and
What numbers of plastic are safe for water bottles? The
The Numbers Behind Plastic Water Bottles. It is used to make bottles of water, juice, soft drinks, mouthwash, sports drinks and containers for condiments like salad dressing, jelly, ketchup and jam. Polyethylene Terephthalate is considered safe, but it can actually leach the toxic metal antimony.