• Posts Tagged ‘facility fuel systems’

    Key Components of a Mission-Critical Facility – Fuel Transfer Pumps

    by  • August 30, 2016 • General, Tools, Tutorials • 0 Comments

    PumpSet Piping

    There are several topics that should be considered before selecting and specifying a diesel fuel transfer pump. The basic points are sufficient flow rate, electrical power requirements, and suitable environmental protection. But what about system pressure regulation, control requirements, alarm monitoring and failure detection? Read on for a step-by-step on how to properly select and specify a fuel transfer pump.

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    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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    Code Alert: NFPA-20 Fuel Maintenance Requirements for Fire Pumps

    by  • October 15, 2015 • Code Compliance, General • 0 Comments

    Fire Pump Installation

    The 2016 Edition of NFPA-20, the Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection adds new requirements to ensure that good quality fuel is available to diesel engine-driven fire pumps. It may be a while before your State adopts the latest Edition of the Standard, but if you design or specify diesel engine-driven fire pump systems, it may be worthwhile to familiarize yourself with these updates.

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    Secondary Containment Steel Piping for Fuel-Oil Applications

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

    Type-FS

    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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