Aluminum is not the end of the world. Regardless of the purpose, there is simply less of a fire safety question with steel. Search engine inquiries show that.
If only you'd stop missing or diverting from the point that steel, copper and most other metals are in fact looking safer than aluminum (which was the original point).
And hundreds of thousands of aluminum-bodied cars have been built
since the 1920s -- Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, and dozens of specialty
makes, from Shelby to Ferrari, Lotus to Maserati.
Their aluminum bodywork does not burn.
That moral has an extension - keep any truck away from HCL.
We have tankers of HCL and other nasty stuff float through
town from time to time. The Railroad hauls them and some truckers.
Saw my first liquid Nitrogen - NOx truck here was used to it in San
Jose. Also saw a first Oxygen tanker. Both give me willies.
Oxygen if flowing on blacktop will detonate under your feet if you
run through a cloud of it flowing on the highway. Shatter your tires...
Fun stuff. Propane cooks and floats. LOX freezes/shatters/bleaches....
and when mixed with tar a dense hydro-carbon - it is fun city. If water
is in or under the road, sections (pothole making) well up and here
Not as bad as the RED trucks toting Hydrogen.
Well, one search engine says that there are about 300,000 car fires each year. Another says there are 183,000 car fires each year. The stats can go on and on, Ed. They really can. I don't care what *you* drive, personally.
But the question here is whether steel is safer or is stuff like Aluminum and Magnesium? I say steel. Now what do you say?
(and just to say: "Flammability of Magnesium" search results are at 289,000 versus Steel's 10)