fuel storage tank Articles

  • Safety device for bottom drainage of fuel storage tanks

    General   One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. ...


  • Major fuel terminal upgrade

    Independent tank storage provider Vopak is increasing and enhancing fuel capacity at the Vopak Terminal Durban in South Africa, an important site where activities encompass the import, export and distribution of petroleum products.The programme aims to expand and enhance Vopak's infrastructure to satisfy South Africa’s increasing demand for these products, improve the security of fuel ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Today’s vulnerable diesel fuel

    When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated a change to ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2007, it caused some significant problems for fleets. ...


    By Semler Industries Inc.

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Dallas Ft Worth Airport, fuel tank farm lagoon liner, Dallas, Texas - Case Study

    When Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) needed to upgrade their fuel tank farm storage facility, the project engineers, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, decided to use the same lagoon liner which they had successfully installed at a similar upgrade project at the SeaTac airport in the Seattle/Tacoma area. The GEOWEB® System including pre-drilled, texturized GEOWEB sections, ATRA clips, tendons ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • We don’t want energy storage

    Claiming that we don’t want energy storage seems like a provocative thing to say. For example, the Energy Institute (EI)’s 2015 Energy Barometer report, a survey of professionals in the energy industry, rated storage as the area most in need of innovation. My point isn’t that energy storage isn’t ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EPA provides more time to comply with air standards for oil, gas storage tanks

    The Environmental Protection Agency will give industry additional time to install air pollution controls on storage tanks that are used during the production and transmission of oil and natural gas, according to a final rule released Aug. 5. The agency now will phase in the deadlines to control volatile organic ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Fuel oil contamination in surrounding soils

    LOCATION:  Batavia, New YorkPROJECT DATE:  September, 1992 to December, 1993CLIENT:  Woodward-Clyde Consultants BACKGROUND: When two 15,000 gallon underground storage tanks were removed from a former manufacturing facility site, #2 and #4 fuel oil contamination was found in the surrounding soils. Approximately 1,600 cubic yards of soil with total petroleum hydrocarbon ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Is `Dark Fuel` the same as `Bad Fuel` and can I still use it?

    Algae-X FAQ’sIs 'Dark Fuel' the same as 'Bad Fuel' and can I still use it?This is a question many of us have asked more than once. And what we really want to know is: 'Will the stuff damage my engines?' Engines are expensive, ruining an engine is costly and operating an engine on 'bad fuel' is not wise. We all know that most engine failures start in the fuel tank. When all mechanical parts ...


    By AXI International

  • What is the average shelf life of stored diesel fuel?

    So how long can you store diesel fuel? Long term diesel fuel storage apparently depends on how much air is exposed, how much water is in the fuel storage tank, and how much algae will deteriorate the fuel. While there is no definite timeline you can stamp on the fuel like a “freshness date”, you can do the following to elongate the life-cycle of your stored diesel: 1) Try and keep ...


    By AXI International

  • Energy Institute to deliver guidance for bulk liquid storage

    The El will be presenting newly published guidance on how to deliver improvements to secondary containment for above-ground storage tanks, and how to evaluate the need for and conceptual design of tertiary containment systems, to meet the requirements of the COMAH Competent Authority Containment Policy. Dr Mark Scanlon, Technical Team Manager - HSE, will be speaking at the Tank Storage ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Hydrogen Storage - Solution for an Intermittent Energy Source

    Storing solar energy through hydrogen versus traditional storage solutions Today, energy is either transmitted directly to the consumer through the grid or stored as backup power for future use via batteries, pumping water, etc. When it comes to solar and wind energy, it becomes extraordinarily difficult to take full advantage of the renewable sources using traditional methods of power ...


    By Verde LLC

  • How Does Fuel Stability Affect Me?

    Fuel stability is a serious concern for the diesel fuel user. The chemistry of diesel fuel instability involves the chemical conversion of precursors to species of higher molecular weight with limited solubility. The conversion process often involves oxidation of the precursors. Fuel solvency plays a role, since the development of insolubles is always a function of both the presence of higher ...


    By AXI International

  • What Else do I Need for my Fuel Cell?

    So, you have bought a Fuel Cell and are ready to start using it. Or are you? Did you plan on any of the ancillary components you might need? Depending on who you buy the ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Extension of New York’s Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit

    The New York State Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit has been extended through 2020.  The personal income tax credit, which was initially authorized in 2006, is provided to eligible taxpayers for biodiesel purchases used for residential space and water ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AST regional fuel distribution and services provider – Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is one of the largest regional wholesale petroleum marketers in the US, currently operating 15 bulk-fueling locations with more than 100 Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs), supplies, fuel and lubricants to thousands of clients across multiple states. The company is an expansion mode, with frequent acquisitions. Tanknology historically has supported the ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Client - Oil Refinery, Eastern Europe

    Project - Heavy Oil Pre-Heater As part of an overall facility upgrade this major oil refinery decided to seek ways of reducing its heavy oil pre-heating costs. A proposal was submitted that would enable waste heat from the refinery to be used as the source to safely pre-heat the stored heavy oil. The solution proposed the use of a gas to water recovery unit coupled to two heat pipe ...


    By Econotherm UK Limited

  • Dan-Balt A/S - Pan European Terminals PLC

    Dan-Balt A/S - Pan European Terminals PLC DESMI NSL centrifugal pumps for heavy fuel oil transfer at the Dan-Balt A/S terminal in Aaberaa, Denmark. Pan European Terminals PLC with locations in Aabenraa, Denmark, has 160,000 m3 of storage strategically located close to Pan European’s existing ports but also close to Amsterdam / Rotterdam / Antwerp (ARA), the Kiel Canal ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Meeting the Challenges of Biodiesel Blend Measurements with Portable Mid-Infrared Analyzers - Case study

    In a published paper on biodiesel blend quality submitted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory1, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry about whether the blend ratio is correct until a problem occurs. For fleet managers, an incorrect blend can mean a total shutdown of operations. On the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Maintaining biodiese quality standards - Case study

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance According 10 a study' done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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