January 31, 2014 | Vol. 65, No. 2

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Dear PEI Member:

PEI is now soliciting comments on its new Recommended Practices for the Design and Installation of Fueling Systems for Emergency Generators, Stationary Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems, PEI/RP1400-14.

The proper design and installation of fueling systems for emergency generators and oil burners requires special knowledge, skill and experience to ensure continued safe and reliable operation of the systems. To date, standard and consistent engineering practices regarding the design and installation of these systems have not been fully developed and disseminated. Recognizing this, the 2012 PEI Board of Directors authorized the formation of a committee to write viable guidelines/practices to fill this critical need.

A draft copy of this new recommended practice is now available for review and comment by downloading a copy from PEI’s website at www.pei.org/RP1400. Keep in mind that the practices in this document are limited to the design and installation of shop-fabricated tanks, piping and auxiliary equipment for oil burners and stationary systems providing fuel to diesel-powered pumps and generators for primary, standby and emergency use. These recommended practices only address systems that operate on distillate fuels, such as diesel and #2 fuel oil. Systems using gasoline, natural gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gases and/or any other product are not covered in this document.

Comments on this draft must be made online at www.pei.org/RP1400. Comments are due by Friday, April 4. We anticipate a final document will be available in July.

The practices are the consensus recommendations of the PEI Generator Fuel System Installation Committee, which includes Roy Creley, Lakes Region Environmental Contractors (chair); Charles S. Allsopp, First Petroleum Services, Inc.; David Chrien, Service Station Equipment Co.; John V. Cignatta, Datanet Engineering, Inc.; Chris Collura, JMP Solutions, Inc.; Bill Duree, Fueling and Service Technologies, Inc.; Les Gray, Les Gray & Company; Arthur H. Hoffmann, A. H. Hoffmann, LLC; Steve Latimer, Mascott Equipment Company Inc.; JD Martin, Southern Integrated Services, Inc.; Darren T. Painter, The Oscar W. Larson Co.; William Pierce, Vital Fuel Systems; Marshall D. Ryan, Unified Services of Texas, Inc.; and Thompson W. Wyper, Wayne Perry, Inc. Consultant to the committee is Tinamarie Smith, JD2 Environmental, Inc.

Comments Sought on Emergency Generator Fuel System Document

NCWM Report

2014 PEI Distributor Compensation Survey

Member Acquisitions

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The 2014 interim meeting of the National Conference on Weights & Measures (NCWM) was held January 19-22, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A number of issues relevant to PEI members were discussed, and several proposals are headed to a final vote at NCWM’s annual meeting in July, including:

  • A requirement that most diesel dispensers have 10-micron filters. This item generated a great deal of debate in Albuquerque. An exclusion for high flow dispensers (over 15 gpm) seemed to satisfy some but by no means all of the retailers in attendance. 

  • A rule that would allow three different methods of sale at public CNG dispensing facilities: gasoline gallon equivalent, diesel gallon equivalent or mass. 

  • Another CNG item that seeks to recalculate the exact gasoline/diesel equivalences based on the latest data available.

  • DEF marking requirements for all containers and dispensers.

  • Language to make electronic receipts more practical.

  • Amendments to the requirements for labeling motor oil containers, dispensers and bulk storage tanks.

The exact wording for some of these items is still being ironed out. NCWM will publish the final language for the voting items in April. Other measures that remain under discussion but will not be up for a vote in July include:

  • The coordination of retail price posting on street signage and dispensers;

  • Retail price posting and discount calculations;

  • Elimination of 85 octane gasoline; and

  • Electric vehicle "fueling" and metering.

The 2014 annual meeting of NCWM will be held July 13-17, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan.

PEI’s 2014 Employee Compensation Survey, compiled by the Profit Planning Group in Boulder, Colorado, is open. Distributor members are encouraged to submit their completed forms as soon as possible.

The survey provides an analysis of management and employee pay scales, employee benefits and sales compensation policies across a broad spectrum of wholesalers. A special section devoted to PEI members is also included.

There is no cost to participate in the survey. Distributors contributing information will receive a copy of the two-volume Employee Compensation Report, which includes results from both PEI and other wholesale industries, free of charge. The Employee Compensation Report is $295 for non-participating distributors.

The survey was distributed to all distributors in the U.S. and Canada via email in early January. If you would like to receive a copy of the survey form, contact Chris Bouldin at 918-236-3964 or cbouldin@pei.org.

Schneider Electric
has closed on its acquisition of Invensys plc, a publically listed company based in London, United Kingdom. Robertshaw Industrial Products, developer of the Centeron family of products and the Centeron Wireless Tank Monitoring System, is part of Invensys. A Robertshaw press release issued January 20 states that all current commitments will be honored and all Invensys contacts will remain the same.
Petroleum Solutions, Inc., (PSI) Edinburg, Texas, has recently acquired two companies. Lachappelle Electric is a San Antonio based company that specializes in commercial electrical services. It will do business under its current name and begin operations February 3 at 14833 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, Texas. 210-432-1881. Donnie Magott oversees operations; Gary Lachappelle is in charge of project bids. PSI also acquired Evan’s Pump, a petroleum equipment service provider serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth region. The company will meld Evan’s operations into PSI’s nearby branch location. Marc Kirk, former manager of Evan’s Pump, will now oversee the service aspects of PSI’s DFW branch at 1362 W. N. Central Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. 972-314-2400.

Mapco Express Inc.
, Brentwood, Tennessee, has announced plans to sell E15 at newly built stores and some mega convenience stores beginning in 2014, with a longer-term goal of offering the fuel at 100 stores.—CSPnet.com, January 15, 2014.
Murphy USA is now dispensing E15 near El Dorado, Arkansas, and plans to expand the availability of E15 this winter. “The move represents the first case of a highly competitive chain retailer taking the E15 plunge, and as such could represent a tipping point for the availability of the higher alcohol fuel.”—Oil Express, December 11, 2013.
California is not going to be on the leading edge of the higher ethanol revolution. “The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has not approved E15 for use, and at the OPIS LCFS Workshop this week, Mike Waugh, chief of CARB’s transport fuels branch, said that approval of E15 is several years away, perhaps as many as five years.”—Oil Express, December 13, 2013.

“Following the opening of two new compressed natural gas
(CNG) fueling sites this month, La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip Inc. expects to bring its CNG station tally to at least 30 by the end of 2014.”Oil Express, January 20, 2014.
Love’s Travel Stops
said January 7 that it will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capacity for heavy-duty trucks at 11 of its travel stops in Texas and Oklahoma in the second quarter.—Oil Express, January 7, 2014.

Colombia distributor
. Insepet Ltda., Carrera 90 No. 17B-75, Bogota, D.C., Colombia, has applied for distributor division membership. Gino Callegari M. is president of the firm, which was established in 1995. The company represents Catlow, Gilbarco, RedJacket, Ryko, Tuthill and VeederR. Insepet also develops POS systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by John Suarez, Sinpet, Quito, Ecuador. www.insepet.com
Indonesia distributor. PT Usaha Jayamas Bhakti, Jl., Indokarya II Blok G No. 1 Sunter Papanggo, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia, has applied for distributor division membership in PEI. Edi Amin is president of the firm, which was established in 1978. The company represents Aile, APT, Divrsified, EBW, Elaflex, FEPetro, Goodyear, INCON and Tatsuno. The firm sells, installs and services dispensing and piping systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by Andrew Knapp, Franklin, Madison, WI. www.usahajb.co.id
Ecuador import firm. EAPetrol – Repuestos para Gasolineras, Urb Matices MZ.4 V. 13, Etapa, Aguamarina KM. 11 Viaa Puntilla-Aurora, Daule, Guayas, Ecuador 091903, has applied for affiliate division membership. Eithel Armando is CEO for the firm, which was established in 2007. The company imports and markets parts for service stations and convenience stores.  Sponsored for PEI membership by Doc Boehme, BottomLine, Osakis, MN. www.eapetrol.com
Secondary containment manufacturers. Sioux Steel Company, P. O. Box 1265, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57101, has applied for manufacturer division membership. Julie Anshultz is director of marketing for the company, which was established in 1918. Sioux Steel manufactures secondarily contained fuel storage systems for the oil and gas industry. The systems are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Phil Farrell, DoublCheck, Kansas City, MO. www.siouxsteel.com
Australia service company
. Action Installation & Services Pty. Ltd., Unit 30, 85-115 Alfred Street, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia 2170, has applied for service and construction division membership. Steve Crispin Brown is general manager of the firm, which was established in 2006. The company provides products and services to the NSW fuel industry. Sponsored for PEI membership by Nigel Howlett, ShipmnKing, West Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. www.actioninstall.com.au
Car wash chemical manufacturer. Qual Chem, 86 Merz Boulevard, Akron, Ohio 44333, has applied for affiliate division membership. Claudia Moldovan Crea is the primary contact for the company, which was established in 2004. Qual Chem provides a variety of cleaning products used at car washes. Sponsored for PEI membership by Carol Schram, Peco, Auburn Hills, MI. www.qualchem.biz
Ontario fuel system installation firm. Total Meter Services Inc., 70 Worcester Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 5X2, has applied for service and construction division membership. David Rajala is the primary contact for the company, which was established in 1983. The company designs, fabricates and maintains fueling systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by Steve Murray, MurrayEqp, Fort Wayne, IN. www.totalmeter.com
Panama installation company. Mantenimiento y Servicio OSLUI S.A., Urb. San Felipe, Veraguas, Panama, has applied for service and construction division membership. Osvaldo R. Canto is COO of the firm, which was established in 1997. The company installs tanks, lines and other equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Doc Boehme, BottomLine, Osakis, MN.


  • Eastern Fleet Services, Bordentown, NJ (aff)

  • Le Guepard, San Francisco, CA (aff)

  • Michael Deel, Thornton’s, Inc., Louisville, KY (O&E)

  • Michael Power, AFD Petroleum Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (O&E)

  • Angela Stobaugh, Thornton’s Inc., Louisville, KY (O&E)


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