Fuel Bladders and Water Bladders
Military Fuel and Water Bladders
Built to a variety of military specifications, or your specifications, Ready Military Bladders are made using the most advanced fabrics, fittings, and manufacturing techniques on the market today. We produce both water and fuel bladders.
The Ready Fuel Bladder is built for storing ASTM Fuel A, Crude oil, Diesel oil, Jet-A, JP-8, JP-5, or gasoline. Our Bladders are built to meet or exceed the following military specifications: ATPD 2262, ATPD 2264, ATPD 2265, ATPD 2266, and PD53048. Our Berry Amendment Compliant fuel bladders and spill berms are available for our Department of Defense customers.
Additionally, our quality manufacturing techniques exceed current military specifications ranging from 3000 – 210,000-gallons. In addition to conventional military bladder tanks, we are always ready to help design custom solutions to support our troops. Call us at 941-739-9487 to discuss your containment needs.
Bladder Tanks Constructed with COOLTHANE TPU.
Coolthane is a mil-spec fabric that features both ester-based and ether-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) membranes. These urethane coatings are highly resistant to fuels, chemicals, and water. This membrane is available on several high strength reinforcements able to provide superior tensile and puncture strength. That’s why we chose Cooley fabrics for our military bladder tanks.
These ester-based products consist of Cooley’s exclusive extrusion-laminated urethane coating on select substrates, producing highly resistant coated fabrics for fuels and chemicals. Additionally, the Coolthane fabric is extremely flexible and highly puncture-resistant, with excellent heat-sealing characteristics. Coolthane products are durable and hydrolytically stable for years of service in outdoor fuel containment applications.
Ready bladder tank or Blivets are available to meet the following military specifications:
PD-52983 MIL-T-52983F | MIL-PRF-32233 ATPD-2344 PD-53048 | ATPD-2266 ATPD-2265 MIL-PRF-53068A
3000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 10,000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 20,000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 50,0000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 210,000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders
3000 Gallon Military Water Bladders | 10,000 Gallon Military Water Bladders | 20,000 Gallon Military Water Bladders | 50,0000 Gallon Military Water Bladders
Furthermore, Coolthane membranes are a combination of high strength Nylon fabrics, specially developed ester-based urethane extrusion combined with a proprietary manufacturing process. In addition to its high fuel resistance, the membranes exhibit very high physical performance — these characteristics in the ‘Physical Properties’ datasheets for the respective products. The reinforcing fabrics are selected to provide individual products with superior physical performance to meet the real needs of the engineer and the installation.
Military Bladder tanks include anodized aluminum fittings which are permanently bonded to the skin, as follows:
|Filler/discharge assembly 4 in||2||2||2||2|
|Filler/discharge assembly 6 in||2|
|Vent Fitting Assembly, 2 in||1||1||1||1||1|
|Drain Fitting Assembly, 2 in||2||2||2||2||4|
Packed with the bladder tanks are the following quick disconnect fittings & accessories:
|Quick Disconnect Fittings & Accessories||Quantity per tank|
|Drain Hose, MX F, 2in x 8 ft||2||2||2||2||4|
|Drain Valve Assembly, M X F, 2 in||2||2||2||2||4|
|Filler/Discharge Hose Assembly, M X F,4inx10ft||1||1||1||1|
|Filler/Discharge Valve Assembly, M X F, 4 in||1||1||1||1|
|Filler/Discharge Hose Assembly, M X F,6inx10ft||2|
|Filler/Discharge Valve Assembly, M X F, 6in||2|
|Repair Kit, ATPD-2263, Type I||1||1|
|Repair Kit, ATPD-2263, Type II||1||1||1|
|Set of Replacement 0-Rings, gaskets & fasteners||1|
|90 Degree Elbow, M X F, 4 in||1||1||1||1|
|90 Degree Elbow, F X F, 4 in||1||1||1||1|
|90 Degree Elbow, M X F, 6 in||1|
|90 Degree Elbow, M X M, 6 in||1|
|Flame Arrestor with Pressure Relief Cap, 2 in (fuel tanks)||1||1||1||1||1|
|Pressure Relief Cap (Mushroom type), 2 in (water tanks)||1||1||1||1||1|
Berm Liners & Ground Cloths:
Berm Liners and ground cloths for secondary containment are available for deployment with fuel tanks and water tanks respectively. Sizes are as follows:
|Description||For use with Tank Capacity||Ground Cloth Dimensions||Berm Liner Dimensions|
|Size I||3,000 gallons||16 ft x 16 ft||37 ft x 37 ft|
|Size II||10,000 gallons||25 ft x 25 ft||52.5 ft x 52.5 ft|
|Size III||20,000 gallons||30 ft x 30 ft||59 ft x 59 ft|
|Size IV||50,000 gallons||26 ft x 68 ft||100 ft x 59 ft|
|Size V||210,000 gallons||70 ft x 70 ft||108 ft x 108 ft|
We pressure tests each bladder tank before shipping, to meet the Mil-Spec and our quality standards.
|Capacity U.S. Gallons||Dimensions unfolded||Dimensions, Crate||Tank Weight Empty||Crated Weight|
|3,000 gallons bladder tank||14 ft x 14 ft||85in x 60in x 31.5in||346 lbs||634 lbs|
|10,000 gallons bladder tank||22 ft x 22 ft||85in x 60in x 31.5in||533 lbs||857 lbs|
|20,000 gallons bladder tank||24 ft x 28 ft||85in x 60in x 31.5in||656 lbs||910 lbs|
|50,000 gallons bladder tank||24ft x 67 ft||96in x 60in x 31.75in||1,255 lbs||1,806 lbs|
|210,000 gallons bladder tank||70 ft x 70 ft||114.25in x 80in x 43.75in||5,000 lbs||5,700 lbs|