• Product Reviews

    How to Select a Steel Fuel Tank for an Underground Installation

    by  • November 6, 2015 • FAQ's, General, Product Reviews • 0 Comments

    Selecting a fuel tank for an underground installation will probably have you looking at either an all-fiberglass tank, or a carbon steel tank. If you like the strength and durability of steel, there are several choices that can provide the necessary leak monitoring and leak containment, as well as the corrosion-protection so critical to these installations. Here are your choices for the best steel tank designs offered by the Steel Tank Institute and its licensed fabricators.

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    Secondary Containment Steel Piping for Fuel-Oil Applications

    by  • July 16, 2014 • FAQ's, General, Product Reviews • 2 Comments

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    Specifying fuel-oil piping for below-ground installations is a sensitive area of design, due to the potential for leaks and the subsequent contamination of ground water. In most jurisdictions, regulatory agencies will require secondary containment and interstitial space monitoring for any fuel oil piping that is in contact with the soil. This article describes a popular example of a secondary containment steel piping system, and two related devices designed for automatic leak monitoring.

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    Yes, you can design a remote cooling system for an ATACAC engine.

    by  • August 2, 2012 • General, Product Reviews • 0 Comments

    With the push by engine manufacturers to increase power output while reducing emissions, you may soon encounter engines that utilize an air-to-air charge-air-cooled (ATACAC) cooling system. This technology is now common but it can still cause headaches to the design engineers responsible for laying out the required components and the associated piping. If you are a mechanical engineer facing these challenges, don’t worry, someone has figured out a way to simplify your life.

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    Key Components of a Mission-Critical Facility – Test Load Banks

    by  • April 27, 2012 • General, Product Reviews • 0 Comments

    Mission-critical facilities are growing steadily as a niche market segment for MEP design firms. No longer limited to financial data processing or telecommunications, these critical facilities are now in high demand for a new breed of “in the cloud” data storage and “big data” applications. Whatever functions they support, one thing remains constant – these facilities have an absolute need for reliable electric power. A recent study found that the average cost for a power outage at a data center exceeds $500,000. So, how can these facilities improve the reliability of their electric power system? Testing is one key, and there is one device in particular that makes testing procedures safe and efficient.

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