|Dear PEI Member:
A draft of PEI's newest publication Recommended Practices for the
Installation of Marina Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1000) is now available for
This publication provides concrete, authoritative guidance on how to deal
with the challenges of constructing safe, environmentally-protective marina
fueling facilities that will provide reliable and economical service for
many years. PEI/RP1000 offers recommendations for materials, designs and
installation procedures suitable for a wide variety of marine environments,
including fresh and salt water; and stable, tidal and fluctuating water
levels. Fixed, onshore underground and aboveground tanks are addressed.
The draft document and comment form are available at
A paper copy of the draft will be mailed to all domestic PEI members this week.
PEI accepts comments to its draft recommended practices from anyone with an
interest in the subject. Written comments offering changes to the document
must be returned to PEI by September 30, 2009, to be considered by the PEI
Marina Fueling System Installation Committee. Comments also can be submitted
API SEEKS COMMENTS ON STORING AND HANDLING ETHANOL BLENDS
API is seeking comments on the proposed revision to its publication on
storing and handling ethanol and gasoline-ethanol blends. The Recommended
Practice 1626, Storing and Handling Ethanol and Gasoline-Ethanol Blends
at Distribution Terminals and Filling Stations, Second Edition, covers
the following topics: material compatibility; phase separation; ethanol and
ethanol blend characteristics; distribution terminals; tank truck unloading;
and fire protection. This
version is available for comment by PEI members and interested parties
until August 31, 2009. There is no official comment form. Send all comments
to Steve Crimaudo at API (email@example.com).
Comments must include your name, organization and comments, by section.
ALGAE BIOFUELS GET POLITICAL BOOST
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a plan that
would allow the national renewable fuels mandate to be met, at least in
part, by algae-based fuels. A bipartisan group of congressmen, led by Rep.
Brian Bilbray (R-CA), has also proposed legislation that would allow biofuels to meet requirements for cellulosic
fuels in the renewable fuels standard. The new attention in Washington comes
as the role of algae as an alternative to conventional corn-based ethanol
has gained momentum in the corporate community in recent months.
PEI's Marina Installation RP Available for
API Seeks Comment To Ethanol Document
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Liquid transfer valve system manufacturer. Micro Matic USA, Inc., 667
Spice Island Drive, Suite 101, Sparks, Nevada 89431, has applied for
manufacturer division membership. Bryan J. Gran is the primary contact for
the company, which was established in 1953. The company manufactures liquid
transfer valve and packaging systems, which are sold through distributors.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Steve Murray, MurrayEqp, Fort Wayne, IN.
Power conditioner manufacturer. Mac Victor Power, LLC, 10500 Wakeman
Drive, Suite 105, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407, has applied for
manufacturer division membership. Barton P. Mercer is president of the firm,
which was established in 2003. The company manufactures centralized power
conditioning and battery backup electrical power supplies for point-of-sale,
back office, telephone, security, tank gauge and other critical electronics.
The equipment is sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by
Jay Walsh, Franklin, Madison, WI.
Pre-fabricated piping systems manufacturer. Rovanco Piping Systems,
20535 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet, Illinois 60431, has applied for
manufacturer division membership. Larry Stonitsch is president of the firm,
which was established in 1969. Rovanco manufactures pre-insulated,
pre-fabricated piping systems which are sold through distributors. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Joie Folkers, Ameron, Houston, TX.
Connecticut equipment maintenance company. Select Service, LLC, P. O.
Box 684, Putnam, Connecticut 06260, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Adam J. Sansoucy is the owner of the firm, which was
established in 2000. The company maintains petroleum equipment. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Rod Smith, Freedom, Kennesaw, GA.
North Dakota installation and service company. Reiter Oil & Gas Inc.,
P. O. Box 39, Surrey, North Dakota 58785, has applied for membership in
PEI's service and construction division. Kevin Reiter is vice president of
the firm, which was established in 2006. The company sells and installs
pumps, hoists, canopies, piping, and underground and aboveground fuel tanks.
Nominated for PEI membership by Steve W. Sulland, ValleyND, Grand Forks, ND.
Texas environmental remediation and consulting firm. Weston Solutions
Inc., 70 NE Loop 410, Suite 600, San Antonio, Texas 78216, has applied for
service and construction division membership. Daniel Cetto is the primary
contact for the firm, which was established in 1957. The company designs,
builds, inspects, maintains and repairs fuel systems. Weston Solutions also
provides environmental remediation and consulting services. Sponsored for
PEI membership by Mark Barron, PtrSolutns, McAllen, TX.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- Separation by Design, Evansville, IN (mfr)
- Innoplast, Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH (mfr)
- Matriks Corporation, Woodland, CA (S&C)
- Grupo Artec S.A., Guatemala, Guatemala (S&C)
- Tank Testing Services of New England, Belmont, NH (S&C)
- Wildcat Petroleum Service Inc., Matthews, NC (S&C)
- Chris Noll, Village Pantry, LLC, Indianapolis, IN (O&E)
- Jim Thomas, Carter Energy Corporation, Overland Park, KS (O&E)