Thursday, October 13, 2016

Headed to next week's NACS Show? Visit us -- and see actual video from the EPA's Diesel Corrosion Study


Corrosion in diesel USTs has become a hot topic since the EPA issued the report in July showing that 83% of tank systems in the US contain moderate to severe levels of corrosion. 

Visit us at PEI at the NACS Show in Atlanta next week -- Booth # 5115 in the Fuel Equipment and Services Hall -- and see actual video from that study!

We performed the field work for that EPA study, and have hours of video and hundreds of photos, showing just how bad this corrosion can become.

Our Brad Hoffman, Vice President of R&D, and the leader of this project for Tanknology, has said, "I have never in my life seen corrosion of this magnitude in a fueling system."

Stop by and see us in Atlanta -- and take a look for yourself.

For more information about the corrosion problem so prevalent in diesel UST systems, visit this page on our website.

To learn more about our TankCam Remote Video Inspection Service, which captured all the video for this study -- or any of our tank inspection or testing services, visit our website or call us at 1-800-964-1250.


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The inside story on field work performed for the EPA's recent study on Diesel UST Corrosion

The EPA's recent report on corrosion levels found in diesel underground storage tank (UST) systems has become a major topic of conversation and concern across the retail and commercial fueling markets.

Moderate-to-severe corrosion was found in 83 percent of UST systems containing Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD). Of the tanks exhibiting the corrosion, 75 percent of the owner/operators did not know it was happening.

Our team at Tanknology conducted the field work for this study, under the direction of Brad Hoffman, Tanknology's Vice President of R&D.

In the current issue of Fuel Marketer News, Brad describes the field work his team conducted for this project. The internal tank video images were captured using Tanknology's TankCam(TM) Remote Video Inspection Service. Brad said the images are unlike anything he's ever seen.

"I have been an engineer in the petroleum industry for my entire career, first with Exxon and for the last 23 years with Tanknology," Brad
said. "I have never in my life seen corrosion of this magnitude in a fueling system."

In the Fuel Marketer News article, Brad discusses the findings, what operators can do to investigate whether it's a problem -- and what they can do about it.

You can find that article here.

To see more images like you see here, which were captured during the survey, or learn more about the issue of corrosion in UST systems, visit the Diesel Corrosion page on our website, where you can also find a copy of the EPA's report and other helpful resources.

For more information about our TankCam remote video inspection service, or any of our tank inspection or testing services, visit our website or call us at 1-800-964-1250.

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