Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New BJE Kaltey Commander Tank Controller Keeps the Heat On

The engineers of Husky Corporation and BJE know that saving time and recycling will also mean saving money. With the use of waste oil burners and tank controller monitoring systems, businesses have an excellent way to recycle waste oil. Waste oil furnaces reduce energy costs and eliminate expenses for shipping and proper disposal of used oil. Many industries, including service and fueling industries, rely on waste oil burners to heat their facilities, generate hot water, provide electricity and help the environment.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established rules that allow burning used oils for energy recovery. The regulations indicate that if the oil is acceptable, the emission will be acceptable. Meanwhile, each state has its own set of regulations on waste oil disposal. But waste oil burning can actually be considered to be a “new energy” source if the conversion takes place using an environmentally sound furnace. While this is efficient and environmentally friendly technology, it can take valuable time to monitor waste oil levels and refill furnaces as needed. 


The Kaltey Commander Tank Controller brings together technologies to eliminate manually monitoring and refilling day tanks that supply waste oil heaters with fuel. BJE engineers designed a float switch mechanism that alerts a control device when the day tank level is low. The design features visual and audible alarms to warn of potential problems and includes the ability to test the system for proper continuous operation. This saves valuable time for the business and frees up the crew to perform more important tasks. For more information about the BJE Kaltey Commander Tank Controller, visit: http://www.husky.com/bje/tank-monitors-gauges/kaltey-commander-tank-controller/

Monday, December 8, 2014

Husky Releases Low Permeation Hose

Husky Corporation now offers EagleFlex Low Permeation Hardwall Gasoline Pump Hose, which reduces the diffusion of fuel through the hose wall. A number of states now require gasoline dispensing facilities to install low permeation hose along with the rest of its fueling products as an added measure to control air pollution. 


Low permeation hoses, like the EagleFlex Hardwall, meet UL 330 requirements. The standard considers permeation to mean fuel that would be lost through the flexible hose, fuel loss at the fittings, and fuel loss at the connection between the hose assembly and the dispensing equipment. To be designated as low permeation, gasoline would diffuse at a rate no more than 10 grams per square meter per day.

The hose tube is made with black nitrile. The cover consists of Chlorinated Polyethylene, reinforced with multiple textile braids with dual static wire helix. It can withstand temperatures -40F to +180F and is recommended for all gasohol blends, diesel, leaded, unleaded gasoline, E15 Ethanol and B-20 Biodiesel where low permeation is required. The EagleFlex low permeation hose is available in three diameters (.625 in, .75 in, and 1 in), designed for durability and flexibility. 


It is possible that even more states will consider mandating low permeation fuel hose as an additional step to control air pollution. That is why Husky continues to grow its reputation as an innovator that readily adapts to an evolving industry.

For more information about EagleFlex Hardwall and low permeation hoses, visit http://www.husky.com/husky/husky-hoses/low-perm-hose/

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Husky’s DEF Dispensing Hose

The introduction of DEF dispensing hose to the Husky product line means customers marketing Diesel Exhaust Fluid have a one-stop source that will meet their needs. Husky’s DEF products already include the recently added Benecor line of complete DEF dispensing and storage systems along with Husky’s own nozzles, spouts, swivels, and Safe-T-Breaks. The DEF dispensing hose, made using a black customized, peroxide-cured EPDM (a synthetic rubber that is specifically designed to prevent the contamination of the DEF) provides the options customers can count on to serve this growing market.


DEF Dispensing Hose Product Information

 

Husky’s DEF compatible dispensing hose has design features that make it perfect for any DEF dispensing application. These features include:

• Built for durability and flexibility

• Resistant to abrasions

• Supplied without a static wire

• Recommended for electric pumps or dispensers

• Specifically engineered for DEF dispensing including curb pump applications that need UL Listed hose material requirements

• All DEF hose assemblies are inspected for pressure up to 50 psi


The Future of the DEF Market Grows

 

Urea-based DEF is gaining popularity as fleets with diesel engines are updated to meet the EPA’s mandate for cleaner air. The market for DEF and DEF products will continue to grow in the years to come, with some estimating DEF consumption will more than triple before the end of the decade. Husky Corporation will be on top of it all by providing the best, innovative, and high-quality products to all of its customers. “With DEF use expected to significantly increase in the coming years, Husky is well positioned to serve this growing market.” said Brad Baker, Executive Vice President at Husky Corporation.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Current News on DEF

It has been more than four years since EPA standards requiring the phased-in use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in the United States took effect. The initiative launched smoothly, if somewhat slowly. But DEF has become much more widely accepted in the industry. In fact the market for DEF products especially for dispensing and storage has been increasingly growing over the last few years. This rising demand nicely ties with the new alliance between the Husky Corporation and Benecor which aims to provide customers with easy access to complete DEF dispensing and storage solutions. In the recent Diesel Exhaust Forum USA 2014, held in the Chicago area, a few updates on the DEF market were brought to the attention of the attendees.
  

DEF Market Status

 

Experts at Integer Research’s 7th Diesel Exhaust forum presented updates on the current status of DEF in the market. Here are some of those points raised, relayed from a recent PEI Tulsa Letter:

 • Consumption of DEF is estimated at 359 million gallons in 2014, but is expected to increase dramatically and reach approximately one billion gallons by 2019.

• The biggest market for DEF products is on the off-highway sector.

• The heavy-duty vehicle sector is also growing as the newer models of trucks being released now require the use of DEF.

• Small and medium sized fleets are looking for a turn-key DEF replenishment solution, which will become a high income market.

• An estimated 80-90 percent of truck stop operators will start providing a DEF dispenser at the island by 2015 because independent truck stops and travel plazas are losing diesel volume if they presently do not supply DEF. 

 

The International Organization of Standardization (ISO)

 

A non-governmental standard-setting body in Geneva, Switzerland called the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is responsible for setting the quality specifications of DEF. The same standards are recommended for materials used in DEF products. From tanks, containers, pipes, dispensers, and storage, the ISO provides suggestions for DEF compatible materials. By the spring of 2015, the ISO technical committee for DEF standards is expected to meet in order to update its current standard.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Growing Market of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is one of the key elements in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) process which turns toxic emissions into harmless nitrogen and water. Diesel-engines and vehicles that are equipped with SCR systems using DEF not only meet EPA emission standards, but they are also fuel-efficient. It is estimated that the market for DEF is steadily growing as an estimated 10-20 percent of the diesel fleet has already converted to the engines that require the use of DEF.



Environmental Regulations Will Lead to DEF Engine Conversion

Although stringent emission regulations are being enforced by the EPA, there are still many who have delayed their investment in newer, more environmentally friendly engines or have gone for the option of refurbishing old engines to avoid having to comply with the 2010 emission standards. Due to unrelenting environmental regulations, we will ultimately see the conversion of all diesel engines to adopt the SCR technology which would need DEF.



Future Prediction of DEF Consumption

As stated in a White Paper by Brenntag from 2009, it is predicted that due to current fleet turnover rates, annual DEF consumption rates can reach up to 725 million gallons by 2015. Further market studies have also suggested that consumption will be up to 1.3 – 1.5 billion gallons by 2020. With these and other trends, DEF products will surely continue to rise in popularity in the coming years. To learn more about the wide variety of high-quality and dependable DEF products, call Husky Corporation at 800-325-3558 or send an email to sales@husky.com

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Basics of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Diesel Exhaust Fluid, more commonly known as DEF, is an emissions control liquid, injected in the exhaust stream of modern diesel engines. DEF is a non-hazardous solution composed of 32.5% automotive-grade urea in 67.5% de-iodized water. It is a clear and colorless fluid that looks exactly like water, but has a slight smell of ammonia. When handled properly, DEF is non-toxic and non-flammable. It will not harm people, animals, equipment, or the environment. By using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, DEF helps remove harmful NOx emissions generated by diesel engines.





How Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Works

The primary function of SCR technology is to use ammonia to break down dangerous NOx emissions into nitrogen and water. For automotive purposes, the selective catalytic reduction is activated when the urea solution, DEF, is constantly sprayed into the exhaust steam. With a special catalyst present, the NOx emissions are converted into harmless nitrogen and water vapor. This technology is a popular choice among truck and engine manufacturers as a way to meet emissions standards which now apply to all light, medium and heavy duty diesel engines in the United States. Diesel engines with SCR use DEF at a rate of about five percent of the amount of diesel consumed.




EPA’s Stringent Emission Standards Calls for more DEF Products

To ensure acceptable air quality, the EPA has set extensive emissions standards. As NOx and particulate matter (PM) are associated with a number of health problems, the EPA has estimated that the emission standards will prevent more than 8,300 premature deaths. Since the advent of SCR technology in 2004, there have been more engines introduced utilizing the system as an “after treatment”. Evidently, the call for a healthier environment, cleaner air, and fuel efficient engines is making DEF products more popular in the market.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Collaboration between Corporations: Husky and Benecor

Husky Corporation, a leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance, American-made fueling products and Benecor, the leading US manufacturer of DEF products have come together to create a strong alliance. As the first company in North America to offer DEF pumps, Benecor boasts the most extensive line of DEF pumps and products in the industry. Husky will market Benecor’s DEF product line to its long list of distributors, sales representatives, and direct customers in the petroleum dispensing industry.


The Benefits of this Alliance

Aside from Husky’s vast network of sales representatives and relationships within the local market plus Benecor’s superior products, the initial goal of this partnership is to bring convenience and to better serve customers. The complete DEF storage system product line of Benecor and all of their innovative DEF products compliments Husky’s product lines exceptionally well. The alliance of these two corporations creates a one-stop solution for all of a customer’s DEF dispensing needs.


DEF Consumption Predictions

The alliance between Husky and Benecor will make customer service for the growing DEF market more efficient, since it has been predicted that the DEF level of consumption will triple by 2016 as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) becomes stricter with their guidelines for emissions. In order to meet the NOx reduction guidelines, engine and truck manufacturers need Urea-based DEF to be incorporated onto the diesel exhaust stream. This will result in a higher demand for DEF products in the near future, which Husky and Benecor will be ready to provide.

To learn more about the alliance between Husky and Benecor or to inquire about the list of DEF products available, contact Husky at 800-325-3558 or sales@husky.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Revolutionary Wireless Tank Monitoring by Enevo

Revolutionary Wireless Tank Monitoring by Enevo Enevo, a Finland-based wireless sensor network provider, and Husky Corporation have established a strategic partnership to create a revolutionary tank monitoring alarm system. By using state-of-the-art sensors, Enevo is able to innovate the way fuel, petroleum products and other liquids get delivered to tanks. This becomes convenient for distributors as the new technology is able to analyze the activity in each tank and learn the pattern of usage, creating an optimized service route for the tanks that need immediate attention. The system is so advanced that it can suggest the amount of product needed at each location. 



 

Enevo Sensors and their Practicality

The highly durable Enevo sensors are specifically designed to withstand harsh environments. This tank monitoring alarm system uses a hard rubberlike polymer from a proprietary mix of polyurethane; the electronics are molded inside the tank. This results in level measurement that saves time, money, and expended fuel when compared to using the traditional route-based service schedules that are commonly practiced today. Only the tanks that require attention receive it.


 

 

 

Services and Features Included

The sensors are both easy to install and use. The hardware and software are reliable, using sonar technology to monitor the level in the tanks while transmitting the data over 2G/3G networks. The viewing of levels, forecasts, and optimal routes for collection or delivery is made possible by an online dashboard. Some of the service features included in the tank monitoring alarm system are as follows:

• Urethane-molded sensors make a reliable, no-contact-needed way of measuring liquid.

• Quick and easy installation.

• 10+ year battery life from space-grade lithium batteries.

• Reliable hourly level measurements, providing up-to-the-minute forecasts.

These are just some of the features that this innovative tank monitoring alarm system provides. For more details on the revolutionary Enevo service, contact Husky at 800-325-3558.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Husky-Enevo Partnership Revolutionizes Digital Tank Monitoring

Husky Corporation’s partnership with Finland-based Enevo brings liquid level monitoring capabilities several notches higher with its revolutionary innovation. This strategic partnership paved the way for a new age of remote tank monitoring alarm systems. Thanks to this collaboration, liquid storage monitoring now becomes more convenient for petroleum product distributors overseeing several locations that entail frequent checking. 

 

How the Digital Tank Monitoring Alarm Works

Enevo created the ideal remote liquid level monitoring system which is both digital and scalable. Inside the sealed unit, an ultrasonic sonar technology system is installed to read liquid levels. The data gathered is then sent regularly to a personalized dashboard through 2g/3g networks. On the dashboard, customers will be able to observe the status of all the tanks where the Enevo sensors are installed. The system observes hourly measurements, transmits all information every 6 hours or immediately in case of unusual and drastic changes, and has a dashboard that can be accessed as long as there is an internet connection. The enclosed sensors are compatible with NPT fittings measuring 2 inches. It also has a ten-year battery life. 
This new Husky-Enevo system particularly benefits petroleum distributors. The routing software that is included in the product allows them to give more attention to the areas that require immediate consideration. It even goes over the top as it gives suggestions of the volume of product needed at a certain location. With all the records of tank activities, patterns of usage are developed and efficiency is increased. The system creates recommendations on the best service delivery routes and plans for tanks that require immediate attention. This new tank monitoring alarm system saves time, money, and fuel compared to the traditional route-based service schedules. As a distributor, shifting to the Husky-Enevo system means providing higher quality service, convenience, and greater profitability. This system is truly a great investment for your business. To learn more about the Enevo system, you can call Husky Corporation or visit our website for more details.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Aviation Fueling Hose Measures

Handling fuel or chemicals is critical and potentially dangerous. It is important to take into consideration the quality of the materials, tools, and products that will be used in handling these chemicals not only for the handler’s health safety but for the smooth flow of the operation and process as well. When you purchased aviation fueling hoses and you noticed that you received the incorrect size hose assembly, this could lead to additional downtime causing lag in the process and operation workflow. At the very least, you will likely incur a restocking charge and more paperwork in addition to the delay.

The Proper Measure

In order avoid these untimely problems in the operation, learn to identify the Inside Diameter (ID) of the existing aviation fueling and/or defueling hose. The first step is to look at the serial number on the fittings of both end of the hose assembly. Hewitt aviation hoses are marked with either “HH XXXXX” or “HS XXXXX”. If you cannot identify the number, Hewitt, a division of Husky Corporation, is always open for you to call so we can check our records for a copy of the hose certificate. For hoses that are more than 10 years old, serial numbers are usually not available. Follow these assessments on your aviation fuel hose to see if you received the proper size of hose:

For instances where no serial number can be found, use at least two of the following recommended processes to validate the hose ID needed for ordering the correct size hose assembly.

• Check the embedded lay line on the hose. Hewitt aviation hoses show the size in the embedded lay line.

Example: HEWITT AIRCRAFT FUELING HOSE 2 INCH / 50 MM NFPA-407 ……..

• Identify the marks on the ferrules by checking the fittings. Ferrules should have the size markings visible. The list below shows typical markings.



• Measure the Outside Diameter (OD) of the hose at an area that has not seen significant wear. Compare your findings to the chart below. 
 
• Measure the OD of the male pipe thread at its widest point. Compare your findings to either column 1 or 2 of the NPT pipe sizing chart below

By following the methods listed, you can remove the mistakes of ordering the wrong size hose. Calling Hewitt is also an option to address your questions and concerns about aviation fueling products, hoses, and accessories at 800-325-3558.