Thursday, December 17, 2015

Husky Low Permeation Fuel Hose Earns California ARB Certification

The California Air Resources Board (ARB), the agency responsible for air quality and climate protection in the state, has certified that Husky Corporation’s EagleFlex Low Perm Conventional Hose Assembly meets the state’s strict low permeation standards for gasoline fueling hose.

California and Ohio require gasoline dispensing facilities to use hoses designated as low permeation to reduce the amount of fuel that diffuses through the hose wall.

Executive Order Certifies EagleFlex Low Perm Hose

An executive order issued September 27, 2015 by the ARB indicated Husky EagleFlex low perm hose conforms to requirements for a permeation rate no higher than 10 grams per square meter per day. That is also the standard for low permeation for fuel loss through the flexible hose, at the fittings and at the connection between the hose assembly and the dispensing equipment spelled out in UL 330.

EagleFlex Low Perm hose is made of black Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE), reinforced by multiple textile braids with dual static wire helix, and features permanent external crimp zinc-plated steel couplings and/or swivels. It is designed for a variety of applications where hardwall fuel hose is needed.

The California ARB has estimated low permeation hose would save approximately 1.7 gallons of gasoline per hose each year and reduce statewide emissions by one ton per day of reactive organic gases. Ohio estimates low permeation hose will reduce VOC emissions by approximately 10.8 pounds per hose per year in the state.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Production Best Practices for On-Time Delivery

The result of an exceptional production system is a high percentage of customer orders that are delivered On-Time. To hit the benchmark, all processes in the system must be aligned across the supply chain.
Husky Corporation put in such a system within the last decade. The result is that 99.5 percent of all customer orders are created and shipped within four days of receiving the order. This short video shows how the Husky production system to create fuel dispensing nozzles, swivels and related accessories made the transition that created a host of benefits for the company and its customers.
In 2004, Husky Corporation decided to eliminate finished goods inventory and moved to a production system where fueling products are only created when orders come in through Husky’s customer service department. Orders are routed to the appropriate production cell, where each product is assembled and tested in one-piece flow which proves to be more efficient than traditional assembly lines. Operators are trained at multiple cells to allow great flexibility and keep the staff’s skills fresh.
Customer benefits from the Husky production system go beyond reliable on-time delivery of the highest quality fueling products. By being able to reduce their own inventory, customers also find their own systems are more profitable. 
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Best Practices for Rotary Wing Aircraft Refueling - Nozzles Designed for the Task

A useful publication for aviators is the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Safety Best Practices Manual. It is a document worthy of being checked and reviewed from time to time, even by the most experienced people in the business, to review best practices for safe aircraft operation.

Chapter Four deals specifically with Standard Operating Procedures for Rotary Wing aircraft, covering topics including flight crew check in, flight planning, weather limitations, even refueling procedures.

The Osprey Aviation Nozzle is designed with all the features required for safe fueling of helicopters.  Hewitt, a division of Husky Corporation, engineered the Osprey to meet the needs of helicopters and small aircraft over-the-wing fueling. This nozzle features automatic shut-off capability to facilitate filling fuel tanks while preventing spills and/or over filling.

Osprey serves aviation applications that do not require high-volume nozzles. It offers a light-weight design that includes these features: 

·         Automatic shut-off
·         Easy-to-service 100 mesh stainless steel fuel filter assembly
o   Required for aviation fueling applications
·         Dust cap to place over spout when the nozzle is not in use
·         Ground Cable with clip
o   Grounding plug also available as an accessory for helicopter fueling
·         Aluminum body
·         One piece contoured steel lever
·         Red fuel grip guard to identify for use with AvGas or Black Fuel Grip for Jet Fuel
·         Waffle guard to protect against damage to wing or helicopter surfaces.
·         Aluminum inline and multiplane swivels available as accessories
The Osprey S nozzle also prevents fuel  from being drained out of the hose.  The nozzle shuts off
when the pump shuts off, when the tank is full or when the lever is opened before the pump turns