Fuel Transfer Articles

  • 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

  • EPA Publishes Final Rule To Correct And Clarify Issues With The RFS Program

    On April 22, 2016, EPA published Amendments Related to: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards as a final rule in the Federal Register. This final action amends the RFS Quality Assurance Program (QAP) rule to exempt downstream end users of renewable fuels from product transfer document (PTD) requirements. EPA originally added ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • USDA Announces State Finalists For Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grants

    On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 21 state finalists for Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grants to add infrastructure to supply more renewable fuel to drivers. The program was announced in May 2015, to increase the number of gas pumps dedicated ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • USDA is now accepting applications from states for biofuels infrastructure partnership

    On June 12, 2015, the USDA began accepting applications for grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). Through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), BIP will provide up to $100 million in grants to support infrastructure development to make renewable fuel options, including E15 and E85, an option for more American ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How to create qualitative fuel from water and coal: case study

    What is “coal-water fuel”?   Coal-water fuel (CWSF or CWS or CWF) is a fuel which consists of fine dispersed coal particles, water and plasticizing agent. This type of fuel is widely used as an alternative to gas and black oil on different heat generating facilities. The operational economy is the main of advantages ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Biodiesel dispersion replaces diesel fuel

    Is that possible to find substitution to traditional diesel fuel? Until recently these question were asked by ecologists and diesel cars owners who are taking hard time in periodic rises in price of fuel. With the event of the biodiesel development the situation cleared up. It became clear to all that cheap, qualitative and environmentally friendly biodiesel was born and started winning surely ...

  • Refined augmented Lagrange Hopfield network–based Lagrange relaxation for hydrothermal scheduling

    This paper proposes a refined augmented Lagrange Hopfield network–based Lagrange relaxation (ALHN–LR) for solving short term hydrothermal scheduling (HTS) problem with pumped–storage hydro units. ALHN–LR consists of improved Lagrange relaxation (ILR) and augmented Lagrange Hopfield network (ALHN). For solving the HTS problem, the proposed method applies enhanced ILR for finding thermal unit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Market-Proven Energy-Saving Systems (ESS) move to mainstream

    Now that Energy-saving Systems (ESS) such as DESMI’s OptiSave™, a pump control solution that feeds pumps with just the right amount of energy, have been thoroughly proven, shipowners finally have a cost-effective, simple solution to meet IMO emissions regulations. And everyone is getting on board. The case for compliance “It’s the first time we can ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • KBR - Joint Operational Fuel System (JOFS)

    In 2009 DESMI was approached by KBR in the U.K, KBR being a prime contractor to the U.K Armed forces with a specification for the supply of ATEX marked pump units for pumping fuel in ‘Theatre’ as it is known. Theatre being the ‘battlefield’. We had supplied pumps previously direct to the end user (UK MoD) so the decision was taken that it was a worthwhile exercise to bid ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Biodiesel dispersion replaces diesel fuel

    Is that possible to find substitution to traditional diesel fuel? Until recently these question were asked by ecologists and diesel cars owners who are taking hard time in periodic rises in price of fuel. With the event of the biodiesel development the situation cleared up. It became clear to all that cheap, qualitative and environmentally friendly biodiesel was born and started winning surely ...

  • Making biodiesel blends fuel is simple

    Biodiesel is made in the process of transesterification of vegetable oil by methanol, although sometimes ethanol or isopropyl alcohol are used instead. The ration is approximately 200 kg of methanol per 1 ton of oil (plus potassium or sodium hydroxide). Process temperature is approximately 60°С, no pressure increase is required. After the transesterification reaction, the content of ...

  • Mission Goundi, Republic of Chad, Central Africa - Case Study

    Installed for testing at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, this PP20 is destined to be transported to the village of Goundi, Chad in Central Africa. The project is being done through the University, also known as Barcelona Tech, with support from  ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Performance and emissions of a dual fuel operated diesel engine

    Vegetable oil and its esters (biodiesel) are the renewable alternative fuels that can be used as a substitute for diesel in the diesel engines. The vegetable oil fuelled diesel engine results in lower efficiency and higher smoke emission. Hence in this work, an attempt has been made to use inedible and under utilised mahua oil (MO) as a substitute for diesel by fumigating liquefied petroleum gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Uk`s largest ports business teams up with tuffa tanks.

    TUFFA UK undertook a recent workshop extension to cope with demand for it's larger steel tanks and the new steel fabrication workshop has been completed with state of the art equipment and overhead craneage to enable the production of the large commercial tanks. This enabled the construction of this 70,000 litre Dual Compartment Fuel Tank for delivery to a large Logistics company in the North ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Modernisation of the CDTN IPR-R1 TRIGA reactor instrumentation and control

    In the IPR-R1 TRIGA control room, analogue system based on relay-based logic was used, and mechanical strip chart recorders are used to measure, monitor and record the operational parameters. The same variables of the original control system are measured, although the reactor power was upgraded to 250 kW. For this new power the fuel heat transfer becomes important and new parameters should be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • RBMK-1000 spent nuclear fuel transfer from wet to dry storage

    The process of RBMK SNF transfer from wet to dry storage includes: (a) SNF transport and handling operations at the NPP related with SNF preparation for the wet-to-dry storage transfer; (b) SNF cask delivery to the MCC by rail; (c) SNF transport and handling operations at the MCC; (d) TUK-109 and rail transport preparation for the next shipment to the NPP. The RBMK-1000 SNF handling technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuels blend measurements with portable mid-infrared analyzers

    Globally, governments are putting more emphasis on sustainable energy sources and are creating energy policies that promote the production and use of biofuels. With the Renewable Fuels Standard-2 (RFS-2), the United States set biofuels blending volumes to 12.95 billion gallons (49.0 billion liters) for 2010, increasing to 36 billion gallons (136 billion liters) by 2022. With similar mandates or ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Mid-infrared analysis of biodiesel

    The biodiesel industry is growing rapidly. and so is the need for analysis 10 ensure quality product and keep biodiesel in good standing. Biodiesellhat has residual glycerin, glycer· ides, or inorganic salts from the production process can cause problems such as Iilter plugging and injector coking in a diesel engine. The biodiesel blend ralio also can affect cold weather performance, lax ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Maintaining biodiesel quality standards

    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 to a study1 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

  • 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

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