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August 10, 2009 | Vol. 59, No. 18

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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 comment. 

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 online.

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 final draft 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 ( Comments must include your name, organization and comments, by section.

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 Comment

API Seeks Comment To Ethanol Document

Algae Biofuels

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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. 


  • 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)


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The TulsaLetter (ISSN 0193-9467) is published two or three times each month by the Petroleum Equipment Institute. Robert N. Renkes, Executive Vice President, Editor. Opinions expressed are the opinions of the Editor. Basic circulation confined to PEI members.