Fuel Cells 101

Things to Know Before You Purchase a Fuel Cell or Fuel Bladder:

  1. What type of fuel will be used (gasoline, alcohol)?
  2. Is certification such as SFI or FIA-FT3 required?
  3. Will you be filling at the cell, at a fender, or with a dry break?
  4. What size vent do you require?
  5. What size fuel lines will you require?
  6. Will there be an in-tank pump?
  7. Is there a need for a return fitting?
  8. If you will be using more than 80% of your fuel capacity before refueling, we recommend installing a collector.
  9. Will there be a sender; if so, what ohm range does your gauge need?
  10. Will your cell need a steel or aluminum container or none at all?
Components of a Fuel Safe Racing Fuel Cell


Custom Fuel Cells
  1. Fuel Safe Custom Works cells are handmade. Capacity and complexity are the biggest factors in determining cost. We require a drawing, model, mockup or can to build a custom cell.
  2. If we are making a bladder to fit your can, we must have a signed “Custom Container Release.” That form is located on our homepage. Fax it to 541-923-6600 or email sales@fuelsafe.com.
  3. Orientation of the cell as installed in the vehicle is crucial information; please label the drawing accordingly.
  4. All plates must be located precisely on the drawing.
  5. All items on plates must be located and clearly identified.
  6. Is your drawing for the can or bladder. If the drawing is for the can, indicate whether dimensions are inside or outside dimensions?
  7. Please note that all plates require a minimum of .75″ from the edge of plate to edge of the can.
  8. Be sure to identify internal items such as collectors, pumps, etc.
  9. Please note that Fuel Safe will not drill mounting brackets.
Standard Style Fill Plate


Remote Style Fill Plate