Fuel Tanks for Armoured Vehicles by Merin

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Merin Srl
Loc. Monte Le Mole 15
00060 – Capena, Roma

Proprietary technology, developed and employed for over 20 years in the production of M.E.RIN self-sealing fuel tanks, guarantees the armouring of our customers’ vehicles against bullets of up to 7.62 calibre. Various treatments are available, which can be applied individually or according to the STANAG specification requested by the customer.





In accordance with standard MIL-T-5578



Certified by Beschussaamt Ulm in Germany and the Ministry of Defence (Nettuno land armaments section) in Italy

The different treatments leave the original set-up of the car unchanged

Filling with the explosion-proof material (foam or aluminium spheres) provide a reduction in volume of less than or equal to 3% of the total capacity.

The various treatments are available individually or according to the combination desired by the customer


Treatments on metal and plastic fuel tanks


Fuel tanks ballistically protected by technology developed by M.E.RIN can provide different types of protection by combining together more than one treatment, as chosen by the customer according to requirements. Once the work has been performed, they can be reinstalled in the original position, without any difficulty.


Self-sealing treatment

This is a feature that, in the event of fire, avoids dangerous fuel leakage. It has been developed to seal bullet entry and exit points, but also any leakage caused by fragments at the moment of impact.


Anti-explosion treatment

Treatment obtained by filling the fuel tank with polyurethane foam (MIL-DTL-83054C) or aluminium spheres, known by the name EXCO or DETO-STOP. Filling with the explosion suppressant material does not alter or affect the draught of the fuel.


Anti‑grenade protection

The application of additional layers of composite material of aramid origin guarantees additional protection even in the case of hand grenades.


Flame-retardant protection

This is a feature obtained through the use of specific resins on the outer surface of the fuel tank, loaded with special flame-retardant materials. The resistance obtained through this application can allow exposure to fire for over seven minutes.


Starting from the standard fuel tanks made by OEMs, M.E.RIN is able to provide different levels of protection. Therefore, our customers can ask for a single protection treatment, combine several treatments, or request comprehensive protection using all the treatments in the catalogue. The fuel tank, once treated, will last as long as the original fuel tank.

Defense Products & Services: Fuel Tanks for Armoured Vehicles by Merin
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Fuel systems, wheeled armoured vehicle
Country: Italy
Description: Fuel Tanks for Armoured Vehicles
Source of Information: Merin Srl