Melanie Vanderlaan

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Chemical Solvents in Ethanol and the Effect on Sight Glasses

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on May 25, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Acrylic sight glasses are commonly used in petroleum cargo tanks to make liquid level and flow visible to the tank operator. With the increased use of ethanol in fuel, the service life of these sight glasses has shortened. Many customers believe the root cause is compatibility with ethanol. The problem isn't ethanol, though. It's the solvents in ethanol.

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Sparking the Conversation About Ground Verification

Posted by Melanie Vanderlaan on Apr 13, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Have you ever gotten out of the car and reached for the door only to be met with a shock? The small zap, caused by static electricity, is alarming, but in this scenario it’s harmless. However, when it comes to tank trucks hauling petroleum and other highly flammable products, a static shock can spark a dangerous situation.

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