Monday, November 27, 2017

Internal airbags keep liquid loads in place

A sketch of the Cairbag system, installed in a baffle-equipped tanker trailer

Depending on what they're carrying, tanker truck trailers are often equipped with perforated baffles or solid bulkheads that divide the inside of the tank into multiple compartments. That way, when the truck stops, its liquid load won't all go sloshing forward in one big wave. Dutch engineer Dr. Erik Eenkhoorn believes that's not enough, however … which is why he created the Cairbag system.

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