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.