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ATL UAV Fuel Bladder Tanks
Fuel Bladders & Components for Drones/UAVs, Aircraft, Missiles, ROVs & UUVs*
ATL has been building safety fuel cell bladder tanks for 40 years and UAV/ROV bladder cells for over 25 years!

ATL proudly produces flexible fuel cell bladder tanks for aircraft, drones/UAVs, rotorcraft, missiles, ROVs & UUVs. These tough, light-weight flex-tanks resist motor gasoline, diesel, avgas and JP fuels including JP-8, JP-10 and JP-TS. Other bladders are available for hydrogen, propane and alcohol fuels.

ATL's fuel cell installations can be designed as ventless collapsing "diaphragms" or as vented non-collapsing "liners."

Flexible bladder materials from ATL span the range from super-light .010" (.25 mm) thickness to .040" (1.02 mm) "crashworthy" and then to .085" (2.16 mm) self-sealing variety.


Modern CAD systems create soft tooling or "e-templates" which enable ATL to offer prototype bladders within 2 weeks, and ramped-up production within a month.

AUVSI Member

ATL is a proud member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).


Click Here to read an editorial about ATL Fuel Bladders in "Unmanned Systems"
Click Here to see ATL in "Unmanned Vehicles" & "Unmanned Systems" Magazine
Click Here for UAV Product Literature
Click Here for Design Engineer's Worksheet
ATL's Customers Include:
AAI DRS Livermore Labs Scaled Composites
Aero Mech EADS (Cassidian) Lockheed Martin Scripts Inst.
Arcturus Force Protection NASA Selex ES (Finmeccanica)
AREAI Galileo Avionica Meggitt Defense Sikorsky
Aurora General Atomics NAVMAR TACOM
BAE General Dynamics NAWCAD Textron Systems
Bell Textron General Electric Northrop Grumman Turkish Aerospace
Boeing Google NSWC UAV Solutions
Carnegie Mellon Honeywell Pratt & Whitney U.S. Army
Cranfield Aerospace Hybrid Air Vehicles Raytheon U.S. Marine
DARPA Jacobs Ricardo UK Woods Hole
Drone America L3 Robertson  
Features of ATL UAV/ROV Fuel Bladders:
  • Fully collapsible for easy installation/removal
  • Available in any size, geometry, or material
  • Electronically templated; Near zero tooling cost
  • Light weight and thin-walled for greater fuel capacity
  • Total fuel scavenging options
  • Low fuel diffusion rate; can surpass Mil-DTL-6396F
  • CAD/CAM production for accuracy and reproducibility
  • Light weight composite fittings and flanges
  • Resistant to Avgas, Mogas, JP4, 5, 8, 10; Jet A, B; Kerosene,
    Bio-Ethanol E10, Diesel, Bio-Diesel, Bio-Butanol B10 and Bio-Jet
  • Special bladder materials available for rocket/missile/torpedo fuels. Specifically: hydrogen peroxide, hydrazine, Otto Fuel II, HAN fuel, JP-7, methanol, nitromethane, propane,
    butane and others
  • Baffles, vent valves, quantity gauges, drains, collectors etc. fully integrated
  • General Atomics Predator Award for Quality and On-time delivery
  • Can serve as secondary fuel containment if wing or fuselage is cracked or punctured
  • Immune to shock, impact, vibration, launching, retrieval and hard landings
  • Operates to 60,000 ft. within temperatures of 200°F (95°C) and
    -60°F (-50°C)
  • Modest cost, long life, low-to-zero maintenance
  • Safety foam explosion-proofing system option
Design and Engineering Systems at ATL:
  • KeyCreator
  • Auto CAD
  • CATIA
ATL's Quality System:
  • ATL-9000
  • Mil-Q-9858-A
  • Mil-I-45208
  • ISO-9001-2008 (In Process)
ATL's Fuel Tank Variety:
  • Light-weight bladders
  • Self-seal bladders
  • Aluminum welded tanks
  • Roto-molded polymer tanks
  • Carbon fiber tanks
ATL Fuel Bladder Accessories:
Sumps Filters Anti-stat Foam Wire Harnesses
Drains Surge-tanks Refuelers Hoppers
Flanges Flop tubes Hangers Dry-breaks
Piccolo tubes Vent valves UID Quick-connects
Baffles Trap doors Weirs Gauging
ATL
ATL-794-A White, “Skytec”
Most popular
.013"(0.3mm) thick
Rubberized nylon
ATL-794-A
ATL-826-A "Bantam"
FT3
.026" (0.7mm) thick
Aramid Reinforced
ATL-826-A
ATL-516-40 Yellow
“Skytec”
.040” (1mm) thick
Conformal
ATL-516-40
ATL-895-A Translucent, “FluoroCell”
FAA-TSO compliant
Hi-temp, All-fuel
.016" (0.4mm) thick
ATL-895-A
ATL-893-B Black
“Fluoro Cell”
Semi-self-seal
.050” (1.25 mm) thick
ATL-893-B
ATL-854-B H-D Rubberized
Nylon, MIL-T-52983
DOD-ATPD-2266
.065" (1.65mm) thick
ATL-854-B
ATL-894-A Tri-Ax Aramid
Omni-Directional Strength
ATL-894-A
ATL-565 Black, “Saver Cell”
Molded Polymer
.100” (2.54mm) to
.25” (6.35mm) thick
ATL-565
ATL UAV/ROV Refueler:

ATL's "Two-By-Two"™ Portable Refueling System

The ATL “Two-By-Two”™ Portable Refueling System is a complete package for transferring fuel from ATL Petro-Flex® tanks (or rigid tanks) to ground vehicles, helicopters, airplanes, military vehicles, or other tanks and drums.

The “Two-By-Two”™ System may also be used to fill storage vessels when offloading tank trucks, wagons or transport trucks... CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

REFUELER FEATURES:

  • Available with 2HP Electric Motor, 3HP Gas Engine, or 4.2HP Diesel Engine (Most Popular)
  • 100 GPM centrifugal pump (100 GPM free flow, Approx. 60 GPM after filtration)
  • Includes: 1/2 micron filter, hoses, nozzle, totalizer, ground strap, relief valve, pressure gauge, condensate bleed and roller cart.
  • Optional Flowmeter (Gallons or Liters)
  • Resistant to gasoline (mogas), diesel, JP4, 5, 6, 8, 10, Avgas and 30% oxygenates
ATL's 2x2 Portable Refueling System
ATL's Electronic Tooling:
Here is a typical ATL fuel cell bladder e-template...

ATL Tooling Template

Totally defined, thoroughly precise, and continuously repeatable…
cell after cell after cell!

* Important: Some overseas applications of ATL Fuel Systems may require I.T.A.R. registration through D.O.S., U.S. Customs and/or D.O.D. if included on the USA Munitions List.
ATL UAV Fuel Bladder Can Be Found In The Latest Cutting-Edge UAVs!
Self-Sealing Fuel Bladders
Lightweight Fuel Bladder Tanks
Safety Fuel Tanks
Reticulated Safety Foam Baffling
Flexible Fuel Cell Bladder Tanks
Collapsible Bladder Tanks
Wing and Fuselage Bladder Tanks
ATL Aircraft /UAV Bladders
ATL Aircraft /UAV Bladders
ATL Aircraft /UAV Bladders

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e-Mail: atl@atlltd.com


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