fuel tank containment 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. ...


  • Monitoring level of fuel and diesel oil in cylindrical tanks case study

    SmartScan 50L delivers a reliable measurement solution for monitoring fuel and diesel oil in a municipal Central Post Office. This Post Office provides postal services throughout the country. To provide its services around the clock, the office invests huge efforts in maintaining its building at the highest standards. The problems The Central Post Office uses fuel oil for ...

  • Fuel oil removal

    Project Profile:Aquifer Solutions Groundwater Remediation DATA: End User: Aquifer Solutions, for Republic Paper Location: Board Commissioned: Commerce City, CO, Fall, 2003 Units: (1) FDB-19P Complete with dedicated Flow Rate: backwash ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Maintaining fuel quality in a stored environment

    What do all of these true stories have in common? Poor fuel quality. In all of these cases, poor fuel quality shutdown emergency standby power generators exactly when they were being counted on in the middle of adisaster. And the number of hurricanes, wildfires, blackouts, floods, earthquakes and the like in recent yearshas added significantly to the lore, though most are closely guarded stories ...


    By AXI International

  • Water contamination in fuel: cause and effect

    Water exists in three physical states and depending on the surrounding conditions it finds its way to the fuel systems like the high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel systems on diesel engines. The important point thereafter is to provide the best possible on-engine protection by securing the fuel injector systems from severe damage. As the environmental challenges and emission regulations become ...

  • Refinery remediation: fuel recovery and recycling

    Introduction The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a ...

  • Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

    How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Transforming an oil tank into a clean water tank - case study

    It would be an almost impossible task, many would claim, to turn an 86 diameter large Orimulsion 400 tank, that has been out of service for years, into a clean watertank. But this was whatEcologica was contracted to do for their client ENELS.p.A. ENEL S.p.A. chose Italian-based Ecologica S.p.A. as service provider for this tank clean atthe ENEL Central e Federico power plant in Brindisi as they ...


  • 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

  • VSEP recovers fuel and creates a clean water stream that exceeds discharge requirements

    Fuel storage tank bottom water (FSTBW) is one of several types of petroleum contaminated wastewater sources that can be treated using V✧SEP technology. The source of FSTBW, as suggested by its name, is simply water that separates from petroleum products that are being stored and transported in large quantities. This water that is periodically removed from the storage tanks in order to be ...


    By New Logic Research, Inc.

  • AST Emergency back-up and mission critical fueling systems- Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is a large operator of hospitals and healthcare facilities, spanning multiple states. They operate more than 200 fuel storage tanks, roughly 75 percent aboveground and 25 percent underground. The tanks are specifically for back-up power generation. The company is in acquisition mode, with new facilities periodically added to their portfolio. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • 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.

  • Can a gas engine use diesel fuel with less pollution?

    Anyone concerned with rising oil prices and pollution from fossil fuel might like to know about a new technology, which addresses both problems. Its application will put an end to the days of sooty smoke seen from accelerating diesel trucks and buses. The ...


  • Common Treatment Technologies for Fuels in Ground Water, Surface Water, and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to remediate fuels in ground water. Treatability testing to characterize contaminant biodegradability and nutrient content may be needed for any biodegradation technology. A subsurface geologic characterization would be particularly important to characterize the migration of NAPLs. Recovery tests are usually necessary to design a ...

  • EPA Study: 83% of diesel tanks have moderate to severe levels of corrosion

    The EPA has released the results of the largest survey to-date on corrosion levels in underground storage tanks (USTs) containing diesel fuel -- and the results are staggering. The research showed that 83 percent of the USTs studied exhibit moderate to severe corrosion. Worse, only 25 percent of the owners of those tanks with corrosion were aware of it prior to the study. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Surface active solutions tank cleaning & crude oil sludge removal

    For over ten years Surface Active Solutions has led the way in developing integrated microemulsion solutions for tank cleaning operations, crude oil sludge treatment and slops treatment. The company, with offices in Houston and Grangemouth (Scotland) aims to create real synergy in its approach to tank cleaning by combining its microemulsion chemistries with automated tank cleaning systems. The ...

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork

  • Examination of hot particles originating from damaged fuels at the nuclear power plant Paks

    Radioactive samples can contain radionuclides not only in homogeneous form, but also as 'hot' particles. With the characterisation of these high activity particles, information about the source of the samples can be obtained. The examination of hot particles is important in the case of environmental as well as nuclear samples; this paper details the analyses of particles originating from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Site Characterisation in Support of Monitored Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons and MTBE in a Chalk Aquifer in Southern England

    This Case Study Bulletin describes a research project, which was carried out to determine whether monitored natural attenuation was a viable option for managing fuel hydrocarbon contamination in a chalk aquifer in southern England. The research, which was carried out from February 2000 to March 2001, was undertaken by the University of Sheffield on behalf of TotalFinaElf at a petrol filling ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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