Extending Service Life for Fire Apparatus and Emergency Vehicles

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Emergency vehicles go through a lot while they are in service. Moreover, emergency vehicles also need to remain in commission for as long as possible: the less time a vehicle spends being repaired or compromised due to structural problems, the better. There are materials that can be used to extend emergency vehicle service life and reduce total cost of ownership. fire trucks that use adhesive tapes

Adhesive Tape Products for Panel Bonding and Sealing

Adhesive tape products can be used to substantially improve the life of a service vehicle in a variety of ways:
  • Bonding Body Panels With Ease

Tapes will quickly bond panels without having to be fastened with screws or rivets. Additionally, tapes seal across the entirety of the frame or joint, thereby distributing stress evenly. Mechanical fasteners focus stresses in one area and can create stress fractures in that area. Think of an emergency vehicle bouncing down rough or unpaved roads.
  • Bonding Body Panels With Ease

Most emergency and fire services are operating on a budget and many are volunteers services. Because of this, they need to be exceptionally aware of the cost of their fleet. Tapes are viscoelastic and easily absorb shock and vibration. Tapes are up to 41% quitter and transmit 30% less vibration at highway speeds. Long-term, tape systems will require fewer repairs and will allow vehicles to remain in commission longer.
  • Sealing Seams While Bonding

Tape is beneficial over mechanical fasteners as it provides a seal along the entire bond line. When using mechanical fasteners, holes are created which result in ingress points for water and the potential for corrosion. Sealing is critical; without a good seal, roofs and side panels could easily leak. Leaks create structural damage and corrosion decreasing overall vehicle service life. adhesive tapes used for emergency vehicle Tom Brown, Inc. offers specialized adhesive products that are designed to improve upon fire apparatus and emergency vehicles. Through the use of these products, companies can significantly improve upon the longevity of their vehicles.
Rick Alexander

About the Author

Rick Alexander is the National Sales Manager for Tom Brown, Inc. His early experience was in R&D, product management, and sales management for both Main Tape and Adhesives Research, Inc. Rick brings over 40 years of pressure-sensitive tape experience and Tom Brown’s world class converting capabilities to help solve customer bonding, assembly, and sealing challenges.