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What is Fuel Polishing?

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What is Fuel Polishing? Throughout the 2000’s the oil refining industry begin feeling the pressures of the economic demands to produce higher yields of fuel. As a result of heightened demand and increased production, chemical agents are being introduced to the refining process, leading to diminished fuel longevity. Furthermore, government regulations have mandated a reduction in the sulfur content in […]

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NFPA 110, What Is It?

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NFPA 110, What Is It? If you are a facility manager for a mission-critical facility, data center or municipality, you understand that your facility must adhere to federal guidelines. One such policy is The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 110. It is the standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems. The regulations provide specific requirements for acceptance testing of an […]

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How to Winterize Boat Fuel

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How to Winterize Boat Fuel How do you ensure your fuel won’t go bad over the winter and cause problems next season? One school of thought says you must drain the tank, while another claims you need to fill the tank for winter storage. The theory of a full tank is that there won’t be leftover space in the reservoir […]

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Fuel Phase Separation Causes, Detection, and Treatment

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Fuel Phase Separation Causes, Detection, and Treatment Most of the gasoline sold in the United States consists of an ethanol blend. The increased use of blended fuels creates a potential for a condition known as phase separation. Phase separation occurs when water is present. It can happen in almost any situation where gas is stored. In your car’s fuel tank, […]

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Hurricane Recovery First Response

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Hurricane Recovery First Response As we have recently witnessed, hurricanes are capable of causing devastating damage to communities. Texas and Louisiana have experienced the brunt of Hurricane Harvey, resulting in the worst flooding the United States has ever seen. The constant deluge of wind and rain pounded the areas for days, and the destruction is heart-wrenching. Authorities say that recovery […]

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Home Heating Oil Tank Maintenance

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Home Heating Oil Tank Maintenance Every year homeowners contemplate the price of heating oil. And, as seen in years past the market can be highly volatile. Many times heating costs are the only things folks think about. However, one of the worst things you could do neglect your fuel reservoir. No one wants to wake up on a cold winter […]

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The Difference Between Summer and Winter Fuel Blends

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The Difference Between Summer and Winter Fuel Blends Every fall, convenient stores convert from a summer fuel blend to a winter fuel blend. While the switch over from the summer fuel blends may mean lower prices at the pump for consumers, what does it all really mean? What is the real difference between summer fuel vs. winter fuel blends? Further, […]

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Unexpected Businesses That Need Backup Generators

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Unexpected Businesses That Depend on Backup Generators In recent years the Southern and Eastern parts of the U.S. have seen their share of powerful blizzards and hurricanes. Losing power affects production and directly impacts your bottom line. In addition, an interruption in power could endanger your employees, clients, patients, and customers. There are many unexpected businesses that need backup generators. […]

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The Importance of Hurricane Preparedness For Your Business

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The Importance of Hurricane Preparedness For Your Business We cannot stress enough about the importance of hurricane preparedness. The worst time to realize that your backup diesel fuel and generators are not ready is in the midst of a catastrophe. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), is predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters anticipate anywhere from […]

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How to Detect Water in Your Fuel Tank

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How to Detect Water in Your Fuel Tank Does your facility use underground storage tanks (UST) to store fuel for backup generators? Do you store fuel underground for your fleet of vehicles? Does your facility use oil for heating? Perhaps your organization’s mandate does not allow power failures to compromise performance, making it a mission critical facility, i.e., backup power […]

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Update to NYC Boiler Fuel Regulations

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UPDATE TO NYC BOILER FUEL REGULATIONS According to the New York State Department of Conservation as of April 2011, New York City adopted new boiler fuel regulations. It required owners of at least 10,000 buildings within the city to convert from using #6 and #4 heating oil to a cleaner burning #2 oil. The conversion started July 2012, with a […]

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Leaking Underground Storage Tank

Leaking Underground Storage Tank

LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK A leaking underground storage tank (LUST) occurs when a fuel product is released from an underground storage tank (UST). The fuel can contaminate surrounding soil, pollute ground or surface water, and affect air quality. Early detection of the leak is crucial to begin the clean-up process and avoid excessive contamination. Once a fissure is discovered, it […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Procedures

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A successful disaster or hurricane preparedness plan is crucial for businesses that operate around the clock, especially mission critical facilities. Buildings such as data centers, hospitals, laboratories, public safety centers, and military installations are examples of mission critical facilities. Interruption of operation of any of these can cause massive loss of revenue, communication, or in the worst case, life.

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Fleet Fuel Management

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FLEET FUEL MANAGEMENT Fleet fuel management for large private corporations and municipalities can be a primary source of economic waste if they are mismanaged. A corporation or municipality needs to carefully monitor and maintain their fuel management system to measure and manage the use of fuel. Large companies will utilize private fueling stations for fleets of vehicles, including railway vehicles […]

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Does Your University Need a SPCC Plan?

Does Your University Need a SPCC Plan

DOES YOUR UNIVERSITY NEED A SPCC PLAN? The simple answer is yes. Colleges and universities require specialized emergency facilities with instruments and apparatus to address natural disasters, such as storms, flooding, and fires. Campuses often house volatile and perishable materials. Therefore, a power outage could be detrimental to the operation and functioning of the school. To combat this issue, campuses […]

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Is There Water in Your Fuel?

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We cannot emphasize enough how detrimental water in your fuel tank could be. Water is the essential element needed to encourage the growth of microbes, which live in the water/diesel interface. Only a small amount of water is necessary to create a problematic situation where the microorganisms are producing acids that will corrode tanks and clog filters.

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Top 4 Reasons You May Need Vacuum Truck Services

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TOP 4 REASON YOU MAY NEED VACUUM TRUCK SERVICES There is a myriad of reasons vacuum truck services may need to be dispatched. Clean Fuels Associates offer significant experience and expertise in providing vacuum truck services for all types of demands. Vacuum truck services will often work in conjunction with fuel polishing or other services we offer. If you are wondering […]

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Clean Air Act Updates to Renewable Fuel Standards

Clean Air Act Updates to Renewable Fuel Standards

CLEAN AIR ACT UPDATES TO RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD The fuel industry received a bit of a reprieve at the end of 2015, when the EPA announced revisions and the finalized renewable fuel standards associated with the Clean Air Act, originally introduced in 2005. A Bit of Fuel History In recent years, the issue of Global Warning has been on the […]

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Cleaning Diesel Fuel Tanks and Polishing Fuel

Cleaning Diesel Fuel Tanks and Polishing Fuel

CLEANING DIESEL FUEL TANKS AND POLISHING FUEL We’ve talked about the importance of keeping your diesel fuel free of contaminants, but what happens when you neglect tank and fuel maintenance? At that point, it’s best to clean the storage tank, and polish the fuel. Today, we’re going to explain what exactly is involved with cleaning diesel fuel tanks and polishing […]

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The 411 About Ethanol

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THE 411 ABOUT ETHANOL What is ethanol made of? Ethanol is made from various plant materials, which are collectively known as biomass. The majority of gasoline pumped into cars in the US contains ethanol. This ethanol-gasoline blend is called E10, which is 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline. This helps to oxygenate the fuel and reduce air pollution. Who produces ethanol? […]

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