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Beyond Words: Clarifying the Baffling World of Diesel Terminology

Beyond Words: Clarifying the Baffling World of Diesel Terminology

Let’s not kid ourselves: with so many words used to describe the fuel most commonly known as diesel (we count upwards of 25 terms that mean different things), it’s pretty easy for a conversation about diesel to get lost in translation. With that in mind, this quick Q&A clarifies the similarities and differences between the…
Tips for Decreasing Dispenser Downtime

Tips for Decreasing Dispenser Downtime

Fuel filtration at the dispenser probably seems fairly straight-forward: a filtering medium captures harmful substances so they aren’t pumped into the vehicle. But in reality, dispenser filtration is pretty specialized. Different fuels are susceptible to different forms of contamination. Only ethanol blends, for example, can experience the devastating effects of phase separation. Water may be…
Logistics 101: Understanding What’s Behind Today’s Supply Chain Challenges

Logistics 101: Understanding What’s Behind Today’s Supply Chain Challenges

Most people know that supply chain challenges are disrupting the shipment of goods all over the world. What may not be widely recognized, though, is the confluence of underlying factors that are fueling the disruption. With that in mind, here is a quick primer on the circumstances contributing to the 2021 supply chain woes. 1.…
Special Report: Fuels Institute Issues Diesel Dispenser Filtration Guidelines

Special Report: Fuels Institute Issues Diesel Dispenser Filtration Guidelines

As fuel site operators continue to contend with corrosion and degradation in diesel storage tanks that contribute to fuel contamination, maintaining a high level of fuel quality is becoming increasingly challenging for diesel marketers. In response to this problem, the Fuels Institute Diesel Fuel Quality Council released “Diesel Storage Tanks: Industry Practices to Minimize Degradation…
Operational Intelligence Flows from Dispenser Filters

Operational Intelligence Flows from Dispenser Filters

Hey, fuel site operators and technicians: Your site’s dispenser filters might be trying to tell you something important. Are you listening? Keeping a fueling system in sound working order takes as much awareness and stamina as it does expertise and technical aptitude. Perhaps surprisingly, a relatively inexpensive part of a fueling system ­– the dispenser…