Housings for Flex Fuel Sensors

Product Description

With the growing trend of environmental awareness, vehicles equipped with E85 flex fuel engines are gaining popularity in a growing number of countries. E85 is a fuel mixture that contains 15% petrol and 85% ethanol, which is derived from corn, sugar cane and other plants. It significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

The actual share of E85 within a vehicle must be constantly monitored to ensure that the ignition and injection point inside the engine can be adjusted. This is accomplished with flex fuel sensors, which measure the ethanol to gasoline ratio of the fuel in the fuel line to the injectors.

Flex fuel sensors are installed directly into the fuel pipe where they are protected from the aggressive environmental conditions by our glass-to-metal sealed housing components.


The glass-to-metal seal is fully hermetic and provides long-lasting protection to the sensor from the harsh environmental conditions in which these electronic sensors operate. This is especially important for flex fuel sensors because ethanol is a particularly aggressive substance.


Today, flex fuel sensors are used in a broad range of automobiles.

Technical Details


To ensure the reliable hermeticity of these housing components, glass-to-metal sealing technology is used. Please click on this page for more information.

The housings, which are manufactured using pressure glazing technology, are generally equipped with stainless steel because of its extreme corrosion resistance. The types of glass used in the housings are also resistant to ethanol and regular fuels.

Features / Specifications

Our products are all custom-made. Please contact your local salesperson for more information.

Forms of Supply and Product Packaging

All products can be packaged individually and supplied on trays.


All of our Automotive Division production facilities are TS 16949 certified. For more information, please refer to our quality assurance processes.
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