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DSS™ will provide 24/7 protection of the fuel tank during the whole useful life of the tank. It is a one-time application that provides lifetime protection. No other operational or maintenance costs are required. Installation in fuel tankers and fuel storage tanks is fast and easy and requires minimal training. The material is installed in rolls into empty, clean tanks filling all the space inside the tank while displacing only 1.6% of the fuel. The size of the rolls varies based on the type of fuel tank. Once it is installed no other operational or maintenance costs are required. DSS™ will provide 24/7 protection of the fuel tank during the whole useful life of the tank.

DSS™ is a proven technology and it is been successfully used by the Department of Defense and military agencies of many NATO countries including Germany, Greece, Norway, Sweden, as well as manufacturers of vehicles in Europe. The DSS™ material is currently available for sale and ready to be deployed.

DSS™ will defeat and/or significantly mitigate the effects of any terrorist or enemy attack where conventional explosives or incendiary weapons are used to blow up fuel tanks. It will also mitigate effects by quenching fires in fuel storage tanks caused by same attacks. It will provide a permanent 24/7 protection to all military fuel storage tanks, fuel tankers and all vehicles. It will also protect the nations' fuel storage tanks and fuel trucks operating in airports and seaports; LNG terminals and fuel depots near cities, commercial fuel tankers, chemical and oil storage facilities, cargo trains and shipboard tanks and more.

DSS™ also generates ancillary benefits for fuel tanks including:

  • reduction of fuel evaporation by 53%
  • significant reduction in tank corrosion, prolonging the economic life of the tank
  • enabling welding repair of fuel tanks filled with fuel by eliminating sparking

The Detonation Suppression System (DSS™) is the most effective patented technology developed to prevent explosions, mitigate blasts and spread of fires in any fuel storage system which are caused by incendiary weapons (IEDs), conventional explosives, fire or even other means such as sparking, maintenance error, electrostatic discharge, crashes, or other type of accident. Made of a special aluminum alloy mesh, the DSS™ material is produced in large mesh rolls of different sizes that can be easily inserted into all types of fuel storage tanks:

  • fuel tankers
  • fuel trucks
  • armored and personnel carrier vehicles
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Benefits of DSS Technology

Detonation Suppression Technology (DSS™) provides permanent blast mitigation and protection against explosions and fire-spreads caused by enemy attacks using conventional explosives, incendiary weapons or other means to explode military fuel tankers, vehicles and fuel storage tanks. DSS™ will also mitigate effects by quenching fires in fuel storage tanks caused by the same types of attacks. In addition, the use of DSS™ provides significant savings by significantly reducing repair and maintenance costs of fuel tanks which normally will occur due to corrosion and by reducing fuel evaporation losses which normally occur on above-ground fuel storage tanks.

Benefits of DSS Technology

  • 24/7 fail-safe, maintenance-free, anti-detonation protection. DSS™ suppresses the explosion of combustible liquids and gases, and limits and delays the spread of fires.
  • No recurring costs after installation. DSS™ does not require any logistical support or resources, such as monitoring, additional equipment or labor.
  • Eliminates corrosion inside the fuel tank. This reduces repair and maintenance costs and extends the useful life of the tank.
  • Reduces fuel evaporation. This results in financial benefits through reduced fuel loss, improved safety, and reduced hydrocarbon emissions.
  • Environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable
  • Allows repairs on a filled fuel tank, which was previously impossible due to the danger of combustion
  • Virtually eliminates static charging, due to the electric conductivity of DSS™
  • Swash is reduced by approximately 80%, thus eliminating the need for tank swash plates and other filling materials. This stabilizes the container and prevents accidents due to overturning.
  • Simple installation. It only takes a few hours to install inside a tank.
  • No life limit and is transferable from one fuel tank to another.
  • Lightweight and space efficient. Although DSS™ covers over 90% of the space inside a fuel tank, it reduces the fuel volume by only 1.63%, and its weight is negligible.

Uses and Advantages of DSS™

  • DSS™ is a patented anti-detonation, fire control special aluminum alloy material. When inserted inside fuel storage tanks or containers, DSS™ has the ability to prevent explosion and the spread of fire caused by gunfire, terrorist activity, sparking, maintenance error, electrostatic discharge, crashes, or other type of accident. It helps save human lives and protect valuable assets and property from destruction.
  • DSS™ can be used in all types of fuel tanks and containers, fuel storage tanks, fuel depots, LNG terminals and transportation fuel tankers of flammable liquids and gases such as gasoline, diesel, acetylene, ethane, hydrogen, methane, propane, town gas, etc.
  • DSS™ prevents the explosion of all types of combustible liquids and gases and limits and delays the spread of fires.
  • DSS™ provides a permanent, 24/7 failsafe, one-time application, maintenance-free, and cost effective solution to anti-detonation protection on fuel storage tanks.
  • The advantage of DSS™ is that it also generates numerous ancillary benefits that on their own can justify the purchase of the product. These include: up to a 50% reduction in fuel evaporation loss; significant reduction in tank corrosion, prolonge economic life of the tank; enabling repair of fuel tanks filled with fuel, lower insurance premiums, and more.
  • The DSS™ material is very easy to install, it is environmental friendly and has no effects on the contents of the fuel tanks or containers. While it fills the whole tank or container, it displaces only 1.63% of the fuel tank content and its weight is about 4% of the fuel tank content weight.
  • DSS™ has been tested successfully by a number of government agencies, industrial organizations and prestigious academic institutions. DSS™ has been approved and certified for commercial use. DSS™ carriers a NATO Stock Number (NSN) which makes it available for sale within the NATO countries as well as a CAGE code for the US government market. The DSS™ manufacturer has an ISO 9002 Certificate of Approval.
  • DSS™ technology fulfills core missions defined by the government's homeland security response which include protecting critical infrastructures and key assets, defending against catastrophic threats, and transportation security.
  • DSS™ provides a viable, cost effective solution to the problem of fuel tanks explosions which could be caused by gunfire, acts of war, terrorist activity, crashes, collisions, sparking, improper maintenance, electrostatic discharge or simply human error.