Dear PEI Member:
Recommended Practices for the Design and Installation of Fueling Systems for
Emergency Generators, Stationary Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems
(PEI/RP1400-14) is now available from the Institute.
While the rules contained in 40 CFR 280 regulate
underground storage tank (UST) systems associated with emergency power
(except for Subpart D requirements regarding release detection, which were
deferred), until now standard and consistent engineering practices have not
been fully developed for the design and installation of these fueling
systems. Recognizing the critical need for viable guidelines/practices, the
PEI Board of Directors formed a committee in 2012 to write recommended
practices for these systems. PEI/RP1400-14 is the result of that committee’s
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 address systems that operate on distillate
fuels, such as diesel or #2 fuel oil. Systems using gasoline, natural gas,
compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas and/or other products are not
included in this document.
These recommended practices may be applied to
aboveground storage tanks, USTs, day tanks and/or sub-base (belly) tanks,
piping, and all associated auxiliary equipment in the fueling system.
Maintenance and operational items are mentioned only if they relate to the
initial tank installation system. Since the committee could not confirm what
EPA would require in its yet-to-be-finalized rules on equipment inspection,
RP1400 provides that specific, ongoing or periodic inspections should follow
industry codes and/or accepted inspection and maintenance practices and
PEI Publishes RP For Emergency Generators
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RP1400 includes many chapters common to most PEI
recommended practices covering definitions, tank placement and installation,
piping and components, electrical, testing, and documentation and training.
Other chapters address subject matter unique to emergency generators. For
instance, the chapter on pump and controls recognizes there is no
“one-size-fits-all” design for systems that supply fuel to an emergency
generator or fuel supplied burner. Since design considerations can include
sizing of the tank, how much redundancy the user needs, which alarms the
user needs to see, and external controls, each is extensively described in
the document. Although currently not required by EPA, selection and
installation of release detection equipment is also covered.
Another chapter in RP1400 that you will not find in
other PEI recommended practices concerns the fuel to be stored, since the
design of the fueling system can affect fuel quality.
Recommended Practices for the Design and
Installation of Fueling Equipment for Emergency Generators, Stationary
Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems (PEI/RP1400) can be purchased from
www.pei.org/rp1400. The price for the 31-page book or PDF is $40 for PEI
members; $95 for nonmembers.
Over the last four years, the United States has seen an extremely smooth
launch of its diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) initiative. While the
infrastructure is firmly established, the market for DEF and equipment used
to store, meter and dispense it is growing rapidly. That’s the gist of what
we heard from the podium and the attendees at Integer Research’s 7th
Diesel Exhaust Forum USA 2014, held recently in the Chicago area. Here are
some of the takeaways from the conference.
The DEF market in North America is forecast by Integer
Research to reach 1 billion gallons by 2019, up from a projected 359 million
gallons in 2014.
Supply to the off-highway sector is experiencing the biggest
growth today, and the heavy-duty vehicle sector is growing steadily as
trucks are replaced with newer models that require DEF.
Significant growth is expected to shift from the large fleets
to the small and medium size fleets, the majority of which appear to be
seeking turn-key DEF replenishment solutions.
PEI distributors are not completely comfortable with selling
equipment to the DEF market and continue to under serve those customers.
Experts estimate that only 50 percent of the independent truck
stop and travel plaza operators dispense DEF at the island. That number is
expected to increase to the 80 to 90 percent range in 2015. According to the
truck stop operators we talked with, the industry has reached the point
where the independents that don’t provide DEF at the pump are losing diesel
Expect steady growth for DEF equipment in the emergency
Although only 100,000 cars in North America utilize SCR
technology at the present time, all five panelists participating in the
equipment portion of the Integer program anticipate DEF appearing on some
convenience store dispensing islands by 2020. Integer expects 1.8 million
passenger vehicles on the road in North America by 2025 in its base case
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a
non-governmental standard-setting body based in Geneva, Switzerland, that establishes
the quality specifications of DEF (ISO 22241). The same standard also
recommends material that is compatible with DEF for tanks, containers,
piping, dispensers and associated equipment. The ISO technical committee
responsible for the DEF standard is expected to meet in Spring 2015 to begin
updating its standard.
PEI OFFERS $500 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNIVERSITY OF
The first 30 PEI members who register for the 2015 University of
Innovative Distribution (UID), March 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana,
will receive a $500 scholarship from PEI—essentially a 50 percent discount
off the regular $995 registration fee.
UID is the premier education event for manufacturers,
distributors and others in the industrial distribution community. Attendees
design their own experience by selecting from classes on inventory control,
leadership, productivity and profitability, branch management, sales,
marketing, and negotiation skills, among many others. Participants also earn
credit toward the Professional Certificate of Industrial Distribution
awarded by Purdue University.
here to learn more about UID and how to claim your $500 scholarship. If
you have additional questions, contact Sarah West at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-236-3968.
Tanknology Inc., Austin, Texas, has created a new operating unit focused
on aboveground storage tank inspections and assessments, underground storage
tank monthly/periodic inspections and operator training; and compliance
management services. The new Inspection Services Division is led by Brian
Derge. His management team includes Jason Bloch (UST inspections); Ed
Deichmiller (AST inspections); and Geoff Brock (account management).
Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., the state oil company of Venezuela, is no
longer seeking to sell its U.S. refining and marketing company, CITGO
Petroleum. The announcement was made by Finance Minister Roldolfo Marco,
according to local media reports.
“China has a million cars burning methanol on the road and wants to
expand that number.”—William Tucker, Real Clear Politics.
Town Star Holding LLC, an affiliate of Junonia Capital LLC of Fort
Myers, Florida, has purchased 16 convenience stores from TimeSaver Food
Stores Co., Port St. Lucie, Florida.
FUELS INSTITUTE PUBLISHES TWO REPORTS ON DIESEL FUEL
AND DIESEL-POWERED VEHICLES
On October 29, the Fuels Institute released a 32-page report, ”An
Assessment of the Diesel Fuel Market: Demand, Supply, Trade and Key
Drivers,” which analyzed domestic diesel fuel demand, production capacity,
international demand and trade balances, as well as the various programs and
requirements that might affect overall diesel demand. The report was
produced for the Fuels Institute by PIRA Energy Group. On the following day,
the Institute released a companion report evaluating consumer perceptions
relative to diesel fuel and diesel-powered cars. The report is entitled,
“Consumers and Diesel: Potential Conflict Between Fuel Economy and Cost.”
Both reports are available for download at
William R. “Will” Ayers, of Cim-Tek Filtration, died October 25 at the
age of 62. Will’s career as an inventor and engineer spanned more than 40
years. He was the former president of Central Illinois Manufacturing Company
in Bement, Illinois, and was instrumental in the development of several key
products/patents, such as Hydrosorb and Alcohol Monitor filters. Survivors
include his step-mother, Helen Ayers; three brothers, James, Stephen and
Robert; and a sister, Betty Comerford. He was preceded in death by his
Ken Brown, sales coordinator at R. C. Ford Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio,
has retired after 40 years in the industry. Ken began his career as a sales
assistant with Fashion, Inc. in 1974. He became sales coordinator for R. C.
Ford, Fashion’s representative in the Midwest, in 1988. Angie Colon (email@example.com)
assumed Ken’s responsibilities November 1.
Magnetron USA, 2226 West 232nd Street, Torrance, California
90501, has applied for distributor division membership. Ninan Johnson is
president of the firm, which was established in 1997. The company represents
CentralIL, HuskyCorp, IRPCOinc, LdqCntrols and Tuthill. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Shaun Gravistin, LqdCntrols, Lake Bluff, IL.
Security products manufacturer. Petro Defense, 6830 Vista Lago Loop,
Suite 302, Zephyrhills, Florida 33542, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Jesse Lee is president of the firm, which was established in
2013. The company manufactures security products for fueling stations and
convenience stores which are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Richard Morahan, LockAmer, Corona, CA.
Connecticut consulting engineer. Alfred Benesch & Company, 90
National Drive, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033, has applied for affiliate
division membership. Mark Smith is senior project manager for the firm,
which was established in 1946. The company provides retail petroleum site
development and renovation services including feasibility studies,
permitting traffic engineering and convenience store design. Sponsored for
PEI membership by Michael Voas, LaMountain, Oxford, MA.
Vietnam equipment provider. Vinamco Import & Export Petroleum
Equipments JSC, 83 Street 22, Binh Phu, Ward 11, Dist. 6, Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam 70000, has applied for affiliate division membership. Tran Thi Le
Thuy is vice manager for the firm, which was established in 2004. The
company specializes in selling petroleum equipment, such as petrochemical
pump and flow meters, dispensers and fuel management systems. Sponsored for
PEI membership by Dan Murray, TotlContSys, Fort Wayne, IN.
South Carolina installation and repair firm. King Fuel LLC, 1160
Volunteer Drive, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732, has applied for service
and construction division membership. Andrew King is owner of the firm,
which was established in 2013. King Fuel installs, repairs and upgrades
service station equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Ken Neeley, ESCO,