PRODUCT NEWS Text on this page is written and submitted by suppliers. Please email product news to firstname.lastname@example.org Rampant diesel corrosion in US underground storage tanks Insight from Brad Hoffman, VP Engineering and R&D, Tanknology. When the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently revealed the results of its study on the increasing presence of substantial corrosion in diesel fuel tanks throughout the U.S., it proved that the problem is much larger than anyone realized. The facts are astonishing: 83% of the diesel tank systems exhibited moderate-to-severe corrosion. 75% of the owner/operators of those diesel tanks had no idea it was happening. The corrosion is developing in both steel and fiberglass tank systems. Even more staggering is the severity of the corrosion. I have been an engineer in the petroleum industry for my entire career, first with Exxon and for the last 23 years, with Tanknology. I have never in my life seen corrosion of this magnitude in a fuelling system. The fact it was found in moderate-to-severe states in 83% of the systems points to a major problem. Tanknology and Battelle performed all the fieldwork for this EPA study, which the agency termed the “largest field research of this issue to date.” Our fieldwork consisted of inspecting and sampling each of the 42 tanks in the survey. The sites were from all over the country, covering widespread geography. Our work consisted of collecting fuel, water, and vapour samples, and inspecting fuel filters and the tank system access points for signs of corrosion. We also used our TankCam® remote internal video system to record inside the tanks. Read more at www.erpecnewslive.com. Secu-Tech’s success in Ireland After successfully supplying equipment for petrol stations, depots and tank trucks for companies like Circle K on a European wide scale, NESTE Finland, QStar Sweden, JET Austria and Q8 BeNeLux, Secu- Tech can announce another success. In the year 2017, the Austrian company will equip approximately 450 TOPAZ petrol stations in Ireland with PIDs for petrol stations and loading arms for the quality assurance / product-mixing protection depots. Tank trucks will also be equipped with the corresponding electronic facilities. Secu-Tech is looking forward to other oil companies from the British isles showing interest in cross-over-prevention. Leighton O´Brien signs partnership to distribute in Philippines Leighton O´Brien, an Australian fuel software and field technologies company, continues to expand its fuel software business across the globe through a new Licensed Service Partnership with AC Corporation, the Philippines’ a leading maintenance service provider to the petroleum retail industry. “In an increasingly competitive market petroleum retailers are focused on how to reduce fuel losses, centralise reporting and manage their growing network in a scalable way,” said Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton. AC Corporation will deliver Leighton O’Brien’s US EPA-certified leak detection and wetstock monitoring technologies. “Leighton O’Brien’s technologies will help our customers manage their sites more efficiently based on certified US EPA leak detection without significant capital expenditure,” said Reuben M. Valerio, CEO. SloanLED launches versatile lighting solution PDL3 MODUS SloanLED has announced the launch of PDL3 MODUS claiming that it is the most versatile LED lighting solution for canopies, coolers, parking garages, and more. The proprietary SloanLED Power Module allows each driver solution to have three lumen settings without replacing any hardware for fast, onsite, one person installation and no site survey. “PDL3 MODUS is one of the most innovative products in our line up, the versatility and adaptable lumen settings offer flexibility not yet seen in this LED lighting space,” said Ervin Cash CEO of SloanLED. “The combination of fixtures and power supply modules delivers a wide operating range of light output from 23,000 lumens down to 5,000 lumens -making PDL3 MODUS the perfect solution for a variety of applications.” PDL3 MODUS is an IP68 rated, globally compliant lighting fixture with industry leading efficacy up to 149 lm/W. Slim and lightweight, the surface mounted fixture is virtually maintenance free once installed. Simple to install, PDL3 MODUS is also easy to buy with five application specific power supply kits, pre assembled for convenience. PDL3 MODUS reduces the need for service maintenance contracts and lowers total cost of ownership. SloanLED also offers PDL3 MODUS with a 10 year limited warranty. PDL3 MODUS is the newest in the SloanLED PDL Series, strengthening the product offering as they continue to engineer innovative and efficient LED lighting solutions. PDI Nominated As New ERP Software Provider A leading provider of enterprise-class software solutions to the convenience retail and wholesale petroleum industries, PDI announced it has been selected by MacEwen Petroleum, Inc. as its ERP software provider. A number of products, including its retail and wholesale petroleum software suites has been licensed by MacEwen from PDI. This is to help improve operational visibility and control. MacEwen is at present, a privately owned company which owns or supplies over 130 retail locations across Ontario and Quebec while continuing to serve the residential and commercial fuel market. Franklin Fueling Systems Hi-Visibility Initiative Franklin Fueling Systems has announced the launch of Project Hi-Viz - an initiative designed to increase safety awareness at fuel equipment job sites across the world by providing safety resources to contractors, installers and technicians. Franklin has launched a new website at go.franklinfueling. com/hi-viz where installation personnel can access industry-specific safety resources including downloadable jobsite safety posters, a comprehensive safety video, and take a free online Forecourt Safety certification course through Franklin’s FFS PRO: University. Franklin has made the commitment to provide a free hi-visibility safety vest to anyone who needs one. Franklin believes that being seen on the job site is crucial to ensuring personal safety. Vests can be ordered through the new website, along with Franklin’s Forecourt Guide. The Forecourt Guide is a handy, pocket-sized book packed with crucial installation and safety information. This guide is intended to serve as a quick reference tool on site to help ensure safe and accurate installations. Industry personnel can also sign up for regular installer-focused emails through The Campus, which is Franklin’s online technical news resource for installation and safety-related information. www.franklinfueling.com 14 erpecnews is published by McLean Events, Conferences and Media Ltd.
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