Thursday, June 28, 2018

Petroleum Spills and Stains Meet Their Match with Oil Baron

When  your job involves working with petroleum products, you know how tough it is to safely clean stains or spills that are inevitably left behind. But a new product called Oil Baron is changing that -- for the better. Oil Baron quickly cleans-up petroleum messes, making them non-hazardous in a matter of minutes.

The foam version of Oil Baron is very simple to use and works well on horizontal surfaces. It's also great for shop tools that are greasy.  Just spray the foam on the area that requires cleaning, let it work for a few minutes on the petroleum residue, then wipe it down with a cleaning rag. It does not require a lot of  'elbow grease' because the product itself actually breaks down the hydrocarbons.

The liquid concentrate version of Oil Baron can be applied out of a mop bucket, garden sprayer, pressure-washer or a floor scrubber. Because the dormant microbes in Oil Baron wake up when they get in the presence of  food -- which is any petroleum-based substance like oil, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel antifreeze, brake fluid and so forth -- the result will be a cleaner and safer surface. It doesn't take any more time than using a de-greaser. But it does leave you with a better result.

"Oil Baron has a neutral pH. It's not an acid that can etch surfaces. It is a water-based cleaner," said Husky Corporation Technical Service Engineer Paul Nilsen. "And with Oil Baron, all your cleaning materials are non-hazardous. For example, the mechanism of the floor scrubber will be cleaned of petroleum products that linger when using Oil Baron. The residue from the mop bucket can be washed down the drain. Cleaning rags can be disposed of without any special handling."

Oil Baron is also economical to use. This chart shows a variety of applications and the recommended dilution rates.

Whether it's a service station, convenience store or vehicle repair shop -- it's hard to keep oil where it needs to be. It gets on the floor, the tools and the equipment. And, until now, it's not been easy to fix the ensuing mess. But Oil Baron is easier on your facility and leaves things cleaner. Call 800-325-3558 or visit for more information.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

What's a Tilt Poppet? The Ultimate in Precision Fueling!

We've all been there: Filling up the gas tank while desperately trying to get the pump to stop at precisely $10.00, because that is literally all you have in your pocket to pay for the fuel! If feels like a small victory if you are able to manipulate the handle so the flow stops exactly on the number. And it feels like a small failure when you go over!

The poppet valve assembly and the lever work together to control the flow of fuel through the nozzle. Traditional designs made it difficult to stop the flow of fuel with precision.

“The previous poppet skirt operated by opening or closing the entire poppet valve seal at the same time. That situation made it difficult to start and stop fueling at the desired level,” said Husky Engineering Manager Zach Holcomb.

So Husky Engineers focused on re-designing the poppet skirt, and came up with an innovation called the Tilt Poppet; a poppet skirt that is angled on one surface. The effect of this modification is that when the fuel lever is engaged, one side of the poppet valve seal moves before the other. Fuel therefore flows through the nozzle in a much more measured way; fueling can be started and stopped very smoothly for precise manual dispensing. A slimmed-down poppet skirt design also reduces the amount of back-pressure experienced when starting and stopping the fueling process.

“Having the angled poppet skirt allows the flow to ease through on one side of the poppet valve and dispense to the penny much more easily,” Holcomb said.

This short video shows how it works.

“We know that many customers want to spend an exact amount when fueling their vehicles. There are also applications around the world where full-service fuel attendants must put only the exact amount of fuel requested into customer tanks. The Tilt Poppet is ideal for those situations,” said Husky Corporation Executive Vice President Brad Baker. “We think the Tilt Poppet will make the fueling experience more pleasant for everyone thanks to its smooth and easy operation.”

The Husky Tilt Poppet will be an included feature of all the company’s fuel nozzle designs. Contact Husky at 800-325-3558 to learn more.