September 26, 2012 | Vol. 62, No. 22

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Dear PEI Member:

PEI is now accepting comments on its draft of Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Aviation Fueling Systems (PEI/RP1300). Individuals interested in reviewing and/or commenting on the draft document before publication can download a copy and submit comments online from PEI's website at www.pei.org/RP1300. Comments are due by Monday, November 5.

Safe fueling and maintaining fuel quality are important priorities for aviation fuel providers. For aviation fueling systems to operate successfully and safely, numerous components from a variety of manufacturers must be properly installed, inspected and maintained. This document provides recommended practices for aircraft refueling systems at aviation fueling facilities, also referred to as fixed base operators (FBO). The document does not cover the design or operation of hydrant fueling systems or ground equipment refueling systems.

The practices are the consensus recommendations of members of the PEI Aviation Fueling Committee, which include:

  • Jim O'Day (chair), O'Day Equipment, LLC
  • Robert A. Becker, retired
  • Michael J. Brunmeier, Petro-Chemical Systems, Inc.
  • Mark Cowie, White-Tucker Company
  • Roy Creley, Lakes Region Environmental Contractors
  • Penelope Ellis, FuelMaster Syn-Tech Systems
  • Arthur H. Hoffman, A. H. Hoffman, LLC
  • Charles B. Hubbard, Oil Equipment Sales & Service Co.
  • Gordon Johnson, Millennium Systems International, LLC
  • John B. Lindner, Epic Aviation, LLC
  • Ron McDowell, Facet International
  • Scott Milsted, Mascott Equipment Company Inc.
  • Thomas M. Riddle, TolTest Inc.
  • Steve Thickstun, Advanced Fuel Systems Inc.
  • Brian Wiegert, Rounds & Associates

Comments to improve/clarify all recommended practices published by PEI can be submitted by any individual, at any time. Simply go to www.pei.org/rp to choose the document and submit the comment electronically. We save your comment until it is time for the document to be revised, which is usually once every five years, but sometimes earlier. During the revision process, each comment is reviewed and acted on in some manner (i.e., accepted, accepted in principle, or rejected) by the committee responsible for writing the recommended practice.

RP1300 on Aviation Fueling Systems Available For Comment

How to Comment on PEI's Recommended Practices

Register for PEI Convention in Las Vegas October 7-10

Cost of U.S. Electric Car Policy

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This system allows you to comment on a PEI Recommended Practice while it's fresh in your mind. Say, for instance, you encounter a situation this week that prompts you to suggest a change to PEI's Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (PEI/RP1100). The document was originally published in 2010 and is slated to be revised in 2015. Instead of waiting until 2015 to submit the commentwhich you probably will have forgotten by that time―you can go immediately to www.pei.org/rp1100, click on the "Comment Now" button and have at it.

The PEI Convention is the event of the year in our industry, and we hope to see you October 7-10 in Las Vegas. This year's educational sessions and PEI 1-on-1 discussions will cover alternative fuels, the fueling station of the future, social media, regulatory requirements, CNG fueling equipment, ULSD system corrosion, credit and collections, and more. Companies exhibiting in more than 600 trade show booths in the Petroleum Equipment and Services area also will be on hand to show and explain the latest in equipment and technology. If you plan to attend, we encourage you to register this week. Advance registration rates will save you $100 per attendee―but you must register by this Friday, September 28.

U.S. policies to promote electric vehicles will cost $7.5 billion through 2019 and will have "little to no impact" on overall national gasoline consumption over the next several years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a report issued earlier this month. Consumer tax credits for buying electric vehicles, which can run as high as $7,500 per vehicle, will account for about 25 percent of the $7.5 billion cost, the CBO said. The rest of the cost includes $2.4 billon in grants to battery makers and projects to promote electric vehicles, as well as $3.1 billion in loans to automobile manufacturers intended to spur production of fuel-efficient vehicles.

PEI will sponsor two industry-wide conferences in 2013: one for Service & Construction Managers and another for individuals responsible for the sale of Automotive Service Equipment (lubes, air compressors, lifts, etc.). Both conferences are expected to feature a combination of general sessions and roundtable discussions. Conference dates and locations will soon be announced.

If you are interested in serving on the committee responsible for planning either conference, contact Bob Young at PEI byoung@pei.org no later than Tuesday, October 2. All committee meetings will be held via conference calls. It is important that planning committee members attend the conference they help plan.

, Poca, West Virginia, has appointed Joel Richards & Associates, Crossville, Tennessee, to represent the company in Kentucky and Ohio. 

Michael W. Farmer
, president of Farmer Co., South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, died September 23 at the age of 71. Mike worked for Exxon Company U.S.A. until he bought Linden Equipment Company, which became M. W. Farmer & Co. in 1979 and later Farmer Co. He was one of the original members of the PEI Tank Installation Committee (PEI/RP100), serving on that committee since 1986. Mike also served twice on the PEI Board of Directors and in various PEI committee positions. A charter member of the Continental 10-Group, he will always be remembered as one who cared about you and what was going on in your life, and for his jokes and unique sense of humor. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Jan; two daughters; two sons; and seven grandchildren. 
Debbie Wood
, an important industry contact and friend at EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, died September 14. Debbie worked in both Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Washington, D.C., for more than 25 years, and was universally trusted and respected by those with whom she worked. She retired in June after being diagnosed with cancer late last year. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents. 

CNG equipment distributor
. O Ring CNG Fuel Systems, L.P., 5349 Route 36, Coolspring, Pennsylvania 15730, has applied for distributor division membership. Robert H. Beatty is managing partner for the firm, which was established in 2009. O Ring represents several manufacturers of CNG-related equipment and is a full service compressed natural gas fuel solutions firm. Sponsored for PEI membership by Richard J. McLaughlin, ReitzPA, Brookville, PA. www.oringcng.com 
New Brunswick consulting engineering firm
. Five C's Design and Consulting, Inc., 147 Bayside Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick E2J 1A3, has applied for affiliate division membership. Jason Gomke is owner and designer for the firm, which was established in 2010. The company designs refueling systems for new and remodeled retail and commercial clients. Sponsored for PEI membership by Jeffrey D. Badgley, Reliable, Dayton, OH. www.fivecconsulting.com   
Alberta service and repair company
. Gemini Pump & Compressor Service Ltd., 6333 35th S. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N1, has applied for service and construction division membership. Crawford Ritchie is president of the firm, which was established in 1972. The company repairs and services petroleum equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Paul McKay, KellrEqLtd, Calgary, Alberta. www.geminipump.ca


  • STT Services, LLC, Breaux Bridge, LA (dis)
  • Quality Air Tool, Inc., Florence, SC (dis)
  • CleanTech Company, Dania Beach, FL (aff)
  • Egyptian Company for Import & Export, Cairo, Egypt (aff)
  • Oxford Engineering Company, Camden, NJ (S&C)


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