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Stage Two Vapor Recovery

What is it Stage two vapor recovery is the process of trapping and recovering gasoline vapors during vehicle refueling. Stage two vapor recovery systems can be used anywhere vehicles are refueled but are required by law to be used in almost all gas stations nationwide...

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Industrial Vapor Recovery

What is Vapor Recovery Vapor recovery is a process used to contain and recover environmentally hazardous and/or valuable vapors. In industrial applications, the process consists of a closed venting system from the storage tank ullage space to a vapor recovery unit, or...

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Stage One Vapor Recovery

What is Stage One Vapor Recovery Stage one vapor recovery is a way of controlling emissions during gasoline transfer from cargo tanks to storage tanks. During gasoline delivery to the storage tank, displaced gasoline vapor within the storage tank is diverted from the...

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Ethanol Storage

Ethanol is a clean burning, biodegradable alternative fuel source gaining more and more popularity for its ease of production and significant reduction in green house gas emissions. While 100%, or neat, ethanol is currently not ideal for use in motor vehicle engines...

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Biodiesel Production

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel source derived from animal fats and vegetable oils. It is environmentally safe, non-toxic, and able to be 100% domestically made. It is becoming a favorite alternative to traditional diesel among fleet owner operators, because it is a...

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Ethanol Production

This is the same alcohol found in liquor and other spirits. Apart from beverages, its main use is as a gasoline additive used to reduce harmful vehicle emissions. It is most widely used in Brazil and the United States. In fact, these countries were responsible for 88%...

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Methanol Storage

Methanol, the simplest form of alcohol, is used for a variety of purposes. The vast majority of it is used in the production of other chemicals. It is also used as a solvent and in the production of many common household items such as paints, lacquers, thinners, and...

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Biodiesel Fire Safety

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel used alone or in diesel or kerosene blends for use in diesel engines. It contains none of the harmful, greenhouse gas producing substances found traditional petrodiesel fuels. In addition, biodiesel degrades significantly faster than...

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DEF Use in SCR

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Selective catalytic reduction, or SCR,  is a method of converting nitrogen oxides (NOx) into carbon dioxid (CO2) and water. Diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF, is added to a stream of exhaust gas where it reacts with the nitrogen oxides,...

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Methanol Exposure and Health Risks

Methanol Exposure Methanol, the simplest form of alcohol, is made from wood distillation, or more commonly from a factory produced chemical process. Unlike ethanol, or common alcohol, which can be consumed, methanol exposure can cause a variety of health problems up...

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About Methanol

What is Methanol? This fuel is the simplest of all alcohols. This colorless, highly volatile liquid is extremely flammable and has an odor similar to ethanol but slightly sweeter. Unlike ethanol, which is the alcohol found in liquors, methanol is highly toxic and can...

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Jet Fuel

Information on Jet Fuel Jet fuel is a clear or straw-colored aviation fuel for use in gas-turbine engine powered aircraft. According to Wikipedia, jet fuel is a kerosene based fuel containing a plethora of hydrocarbons. Jet fuel is actually similar to diesel fuel –...

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Gasoline

Information On Gasoline Gasoline, also known as gas, petrol, or petrogasoline, is a colorless, light brown, or pink liquid petroleum derivative made up of about 150 chemicals. Its main constituents are aliphatic hydrocarbons with added iso-octane, toluene, or benzene...

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Ethanol

Information On Ethanol Fuel According to the American Coalition for Ethanol, ethanol is a high octane, clean burning fuel produced from corn is used as an additive to gas as a way to reduce toxic vehicle emissions as well as in manufacturing. Essentially pure grain...

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Diesel Fuel

Information About Diesel Fuel Diesel fuel is a broad term used for any liquid fuel that can be used in diesel engines.  The most common and oldest form is petrodiesel, which is produced from the fractional distillate of crude oil. In the past few years, non-petroleum...

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Biodiesel

Information on Biodiesel Fuel The National Biodiesel Board defines biodiesel as a clean-burning alternative fuel made form vegetable oils and animal fats. It is a non-petroleum based fuel which can be used in standard petrodiesel engines with no modifications....

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AVGAS

What is AV gas? According to the chemical encyclopedia of Chemeurope.com, aviation gasoline – or av gas for short – is a fuel used in piston-engine and Wankel engine aircraft. It is different from standard gas because it uses tetra-ethyl lead, or TEL, to enhance...

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