|Dear PEI Member:
Last year, at the request of the DEF Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
Stakeholders Group, PEI agreed to develop and publish a recommended practice on
how to equip, install and maintain a diesel exhaust fluid filling system in
the United States. Work on that document has been completed, and PEI's
Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(DEF) is now available.
The recommended practices mentioned in the document apply to the storage,
handling, and dispensing of DEF at motor-fuel-dispensing facilities,
repair/maintenance garages, and service centers. The recommended practices
are limited to storage containers that use a pump and/or meter to dispense
This document does not address activities involving DEF at manufacturing
locations and bulk-storage terminals, or during transportation to
motor-fuel-dispensing facilities, repair/maintenance garages, and service
centers. Sampling and testing procedures for determining the compliance of
DEF with specifications are not included, and dispensing of DEF into motor
vehicles from portable single-use containers is not covered.
The procedures and practices outlined in this document constitute a
synthesis of standards and recommendations published by government agencies,
standard-setting organizations, DEF suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and
facility operators. In instances where there are disparities or omissions in
the material available, the PEI DEF Committee included its own consensus
recommendations based on practical experience.
The goal of PEI's DEF Committee was to publish the recommended practice
before the first truck requiring DEF hit the road this month. That meant
writing a recommended practice in less than half the time normally allotted
for such an endeavor. Members of the committee include:
- Steve Hieber, PWI, Inc. (chair)
- Richard Benscoter, Husky Corporation
- Boyd Bosaw, Brenntag North America
- Rod Carter, Terra Industries
- Steve Childers, Southern Pump & Tank
- Mike Connor, QuikTrip Corporation
- Tad Cooper, Acterra Group, Inc.
- Brendan Foster, Benecor, Inc.
- Carl Greer, Service Welding & Machine Co., Inc.
- Brandon Grote, OPW Fueling Components
- Jeff Lexvold, Xerxes Corporation
- Randy Moses, Dresser Wayne
- Steve Murray, Murray Equipment Co.
- Dave Polak, Blue1USA
- Scott Roberts, Balcrank Corporation
- Terry Ross, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
- Paula Russell, Veyance Technologies, Inc., Manufacturer of Goodyear
- John Scandurra, Conklin Services & Construction Inc.
- Jim Spooner, Colonial Chemical Company
- Jim Young, The Young Group
DEF Recommended Practice Available
Tank Installation RP100 to Be Revised
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Single-copy price for the RP1100-10 is $40 for PEI members ($95
for nonmembers), plus shipping and handling. Order online at
PEI RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON PROPER TANK INSTALLATION TO BE REVISED
The PEI Tank Installation Committee is in the process of revising PEI's
Recommended Practices for the Installation of Underground Liquid Storage
In the 23 years since PEI/RP100 was first published,
85,000 copies of this document have been distributed. The recommended
practice is referenced in the federal underground storage tank regulations
and in the latest edition of the National Fire Protection Association's
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (NFPA 30). RP100 also is required
reading for the International Code Council's underground storage tank
PEI will follow the same procedure in
revising RP100-05 that has been used with previous updates of other PEI
recommended practice documents. PEI members, regulators, tank owners,
and trade associations are encouraged to comment on and suggest changes to
If you have suggestions or recommendations for revisions to RP100-05,
submit them online at www.pei.org/rp100.
Instructions for completing the form are provided on the website.
All comments must be received at PEI by March 1, 2010, to be considered
by the committee. If you have any questions or need further information,
contact Bob Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or
PEI OFFERS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISTRIBUTORS/MANUFACTURERS
PEI once again is proud to sponsor the University of Industrial
Distribution (UID), a concentrated educational program focused on the unique
needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for
the excellent educational opportunities provided to distributors and
manufacturers marketing through distributors, UID is sponsored by 34 North
American trade associations in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution
Program of Purdue University.
UID 2010 will be offered March 8-11, 2010, at University Place Conference
Center and Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The courses cover subjects
applicable to most professionals in our industry (CEOs,
branch managers, sales and marketing managers, purchasing and inventory
managers, sales personnel, human resources directors, operations managers)
who want to improve personal performance and/or their company's
bottom line. The 19-member faculty is top-notch and PEI members attending
the program will recognize some speakers from past PEI convention programs.
Visit the PEI website to
learn more about the program and download a
Maurice J. Hubbard, owner of JMP Solutions, headquartered in Ft. Myers,
Florida, died January 13. He was 63. Maurice was PEI President in 1994 and
served on the PEI Board of Directors representing PEI District 4 on four
separate occasions. He also volunteered for many PEI committees over the
years and was an original member of the PEI Tank Installation (RP100)
committee. Survivors include his mother Ruth Marie Hubbard; wife Cindy
Hubbard; his five children Jantena Arnold, Frank Hubbard, Jody Tavanese,
Stephanie Theo and Kaci Boone; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Three sisters also survived Maurice, including Janice Padgett, wife of JMP's
COO Glenn Padgett.
Back in the days when PEI
sponsored a dinner dance at our annual convention
(Convex), association staff would always take a table at the back of the
room, leaving the seating up-front for PEI officers and others interested in
being closer to the action. One member would always join us back there:
Maurice Hubbard. Year after year, staff and Maurice anchored that
back-of-the-room table. That afforded us an opportunity to get to know him
better than most members, and he became our friend as a result. We will miss
PEI SERVICE OPERATIONS SURVEY
The responses to PEI's annual service operations survey were made
all participants in the United States on January 12. You must have submitted
your responses to the survey prior to January 8 and included an email or fax
number to be sent the results. If you have not
received your copy of the results, contact Chris Bouldin at
PETROLEUM MARKETING BRIEFS
Bulk Petroleum Corp., Mequon, Wisconsin, has retained Hilco Real Estate
to sell up to 122 of its gasoline stations/convenience stores to pay down
debt under the company's proposed Chapter 11 reorganization.
Shell Oil Products US sold its 66 Shell-branded convenience stores in
the Seattle area last month to PacWest Energy LLC, a joint venture
between Shell Oil and Jacksons Food Stores Inc.
Alimentation Couche-tard Inc., through its Circle K Stores Inc.
subsidiary, is acquiring eight stores in central North Carolina from
Accel Marketing LLC.
Lukoil has acquired 11 Getty gasoline stations in Philadelphia
for $9.8 million.
All Japanese refiners will blend conventional gasoline with at least 1
percent ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) by March 2011.―Oil
Daily, January 12, 2010.
APS International Inc. has moved from La Porte to 1513 Webster Court,
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524. The phone and fax numbers did not change.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects sales of hybrids and
electric cars will continue to be limited by high costs and the slow rate of
turnover in the global vehicle stock. It forecasts that these vehicles will
only make up 6.4 percent of the global vehicle fleet in 2030 and will fail
to make much of a dent in oil demand. However, the IEA says this could all
change as a result of government intervention, such as a dramatic global
effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Ethanol trade association. Growth Energy, 17220 Wright Street, Suite
150, Omaha, Nebraska 68130, has applied for affiliate division membership.
Sara Courter is the primary contact for the association, which was
established in 2008. The group's membership includes ethanol producers and
supporters. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bill Reichhold, Wayne, Austin,
Florida manufacturers representative. Priority Sales Associates,
Inc., 213 Albrighton Court, Longwood, Florida 32779, has applied for
affiliate division membership. Steve Tretter is president of the firm, which
was established in 2008. The company represents manufacturers in Alabama,
Florida and Georgia. Sponsored for PEI membership by Robert H. Arm, PtrCntmt,
Alberta electrical contractor. Core Electric Limited, P. O. Box 3514,
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 3A8, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Paul R. Galas is owner/director for the firm, which was
established in 1984. The company is an electrical contractor specializing in
the petroleum industry. Sponsored for PEI membership by Paul McKay,
KellrEqLtd, Calgary, Alberta.
North Carolina contractor. D.R. Mozeley Inc., 6309 Brookshire
Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Lisa Harmon is executive administrative
assistant for the firm, which was established in 1958. The company is a
general contractor specializing in convenience stores. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Glen Corkill, SourceIL, Addison, IL.