| Researcher(s):||Jim Thomasson (Lead); Kris Johnson
| Abstract:||The use of retrofittable tank baffles is an economical way to meet NFPA standards for unbaffled tanks. To measure the effect of surge in baffled and unbaffled tanks, we conducted a series of dynamic vehicle tests for vehicle roll response, stopping distance, load shift, and driver impressions. Measurable differences were small between the baffled and unbaffled tanks but the drivers felt a qualitative difference. Retrofittable baffles in an un-baffled tank are a low-cost method that will reduce surge effect, and improve driver control and confidence.