As a result of new EPA regulations to reduce evaporative emissions, portable fuel systems are now manufactured in such a way that prevents fuel vapor from escaping into the atmosphere. In addition to the environmental benefit, boaters see an economic benefit because their valuable fuel remains in the tank – instead of evaporating.
However, the EPA regulations present challenges to the marine industry because the compliant fuel systems are now sealed and unable to vent as in the past. The fact is, all systems sold today must not emit emissions and these new closed systems cause pressure build up inside the tank that rarely occurred prior to the new regulations. Additionally, each component within the system adds another potential restriction to fuel flow. As fuel restriction levels rise, engine performance is affected. In some cases, complete failure can occur.
Attwood’s Exclusive System Approach to Portable Fuel Systems Attwood has drawn on our relationships with marine engine OEMs and expertise in integrated fuel systems to develop a comprehensive, fuel tank to engine system solution for managing pressurized fuel and fuel restriction issues resulting from new EPA regulations. Our innovative approach ensures that your customers have a simple, safe, and reliable solution for their portable fuel needs. And even more important is your customers won’t have to deal with the potential issues associated with EPA compliant systems. We’ve taken care of that for them. So they only have to add fuel and be on their way. That’s great news for them – and for you.
Portable Fuel Tanks
Fuel Line Kits
Fuel Tank and Hose Fittings
Bulk Fuel/Vent Hose
Fuel Demand Valve
Universal Sprayless Connector