Fuel Bladders and Water Bladders

Military Fuel and Water Bladders

Built to a variety of military specifications, or your specifications, Ready Military Bladders are made using the most advanced fabrics, fittings, and manufacturing techniques on the market today. We produce both water and fuel bladders.

The Ready Fuel Bladder is built for storing ASTM Fuel A, Crude oil, Diesel oil, Jet-A, JP-8, JP-5, or gasoline. Our Bladders are built to meet or exceed the following military specifications: ATPD 2262, ATPD 2264, ATPD 2265, ATPD 2266, and PD53048. Our Berry Amendment Compliant fuel bladders and spill berms are available for our Department of Defense customers.

Additionally, our quality manufacturing techniques exceed current military specifications ranging from 3000 – 210,000-gallons. In addition to conventional military bladder tanks, we are always ready to help design custom solutions to support our troops. Call us at 941-739-9487 to discuss your containment needs.

Click below to download our Military Bladders Tank White Papers:

Ready-Military-Bladders.pdf      Cooley-Material-Spec.pdf     Cooley-Chemical-Resistant.pdf

water bladders

Bladder Tanks Constructed with COOLTHANE TPU.

Coolthane is a mil-spec fabric that features both ester-based and ether-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) membranes. These urethane coatings are highly resistant to fuels, chemicals, and water. This membrane is available on several high strength reinforcements able to provide superior tensile and puncture strength. That’s why we chose Cooley fabrics for our military bladder tanks.

These ester-based products consist of Cooley’s exclusive extrusion-laminated urethane coating on select substrates, producing highly resistant coated fabrics for fuels and chemicals. Additionally, the Coolthane fabric is extremely flexible and highly puncture-resistant, with excellent heat-sealing characteristics. Coolthane products are durable and hydrolytically stable for years of service in outdoor fuel containment applications.

Ready bladder tank or Blivets are available to meet the following military specifications:

PD-52983 MIL-T-52983F | MIL-PRF-32233 ATPD-2344 PD-53048 | ATPD-2266 ATPD-2265 MIL-PRF-53068A

3000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 10,000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 20,000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 50,0000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders | 210,000 Gallon Military Fuel Bladders

3000 Gallon Military Water Bladders | 10,000 Gallon Military Water Bladders | 20,000 Gallon Military Water Bladders | 50,0000 Gallon Military Water Bladders

Military Fuel Bladders
Military water bladder
Military water bladder

Furthermore, Coolthane membranes are a combination of high strength Nylon fabrics, specially developed ester-based urethane extrusion combined with a proprietary manufacturing process. In addition to its high fuel resistance, the membranes exhibit very high physical performance — these characteristics in the ‘Physical Properties’ datasheets for the respective products. The reinforcing fabrics are selected to provide individual products with superior physical performance to meet the real needs of the engineer and the installation.

Military Bladder tanks include anodized aluminum fittings which are permanently bonded to the skin, as follows:

Bonded Fittings3,00010,00020,00050,000210,000
Filler/discharge assembly 4 in2222
Filler/discharge assembly 6 in2
Vent Fitting Assembly, 2 in11111
Drain Fitting Assembly, 2 in22224

Packed with the bladder tanks are the following quick disconnect fittings & accessories:

Quick Disconnect Fittings & AccessoriesQuantity per tank
Drain Hose, MX F, 2in x 8 ft22224
Drain Valve Assembly, M X F, 2 in22224
Filler/Discharge Hose Assembly, M X F,4inx10ft1111
Filler/Discharge Valve Assembly, M X F, 4 in1111
Filler/Discharge Hose Assembly, M X F,6inx10ft2
Filler/Discharge Valve Assembly, M X F, 6in2
Repair Kit, ATPD-2263, Type I11
Repair Kit, ATPD-2263, Type II111
Set of Replacement 0-Rings, gaskets & fasteners1
90 Degree Elbow, M X F, 4 in1111
90 Degree Elbow, F X F, 4 in1111
90 Degree Elbow, M X F, 6 in1
90 Degree Elbow, M X M, 6 in1
Flame Arrestor with Pressure Relief Cap, 2 in  (fuel tanks)11111
Pressure Relief Cap (Mushroom type), 2 in    (water tanks)11111

Berm Liners & Ground Cloths:

Berm Liners and ground cloths for secondary containment are available for deployment with fuel tanks and water tanks respectively. Sizes are as follows:

DescriptionFor use with Tank CapacityGround Cloth DimensionsBerm Liner Dimensions
Size I3,000 gallons16 ft x 16 ft37 ft x 37 ft
Size II10,000 gallons25 ft x 25 ft52.5 ft x 52.5 ft
Size III20,000 gallons30 ft x 30 ft59 ft x 59 ft
Size IV50,000 gallons26 ft x 68 ft100 ft x 59 ft
Size V210,000 gallons70 ft x 70 ft108 ft x 108 ft

We pressure tests each bladder tank before shipping, to meet the Mil-Spec and our quality standards.

Capacity U.S. GallonsDimensions unfoldedDimensions, CrateTank Weight EmptyCrated Weight
3,000  gallons bladder tank14 ft x 14 ft85in x 60in x 31.5in346 lbs634 lbs
10,000 gallons bladder tank22 ft x 22 ft85in x 60in x 31.5in533 lbs857 lbs
20,000 gallons bladder tank24 ft x 28 ft85in x 60in x 31.5in656 lbs910 lbs
50,000 gallons bladder tank24ft x 67 ft96in x 60in x 31.75in1,255 lbs1,806 lbs
210,000 gallons bladder tank70 ft x 70 ft114.25in x 80in x 43.75in5,000 lbs5,700 lbs