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Diesel corrosion

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:37 am
by tleaf
Thanks. I'll check them out again.

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:13 am
by tleaf
Here is another Power Point presentation - "ULSD Corrosion Issue...Preventable, Treatable?" ... nesday.pdf

This was presented March 21, 2012 at the 23rd National Tanks Conference. Author appears to be the same person that wrote the Diesel Soaps paper.

Ps. stops printing at page 12 -next page has moving graphics.

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:56 am
by justinforman
Has anyone had any success getting rid of the corrosion? If you did what did you do?

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:04 am
by tleaf
Folks - I'm looking at a different angle: acetic acid in the vapor space of USTs causing all this corrosion.

Included is a presentation from ASTM in July 2010 addressing this. Interesting!!

Good luck to all of us on this.

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:04 pm
by compolite
All Experts for corrosion!

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:44 pm
by ZMiller
What the heck is a motor column cover? Heard it referred to with chuckles as an EPVC column condom. Even more chuckles when we were told it was not adjustable and had to be cut to fit.

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:31 am
by tankgenie
Looks like acetic acid is the culprit folks............The project final hypothesis for this investigation is that corrosion in systems storing and dispensing ULSD is likely due to the dispersal of acetic acid throughout USTs. It is likely

produced by Acetobacter bacteria feeding on low levels of ethanol contamination. From the report issued today here: ... report.pdf

What now?

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:52 am
by admin
Here's more info on the ULSD corrosion report...

TulsaLetter for September 10, 2012

Diesel corrosion

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:15 am
by tleaf
Thanks to both of you.

Already downloaded the report.

All techs should read it!!


Diesel corrosion

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:06 am
by ZMiller
All of a sudden we have a problem????

Volume 18, Number 1 April 2003. I read close to the same report in 2003 that summed it all up with the buzzwords "Cauldren Effect" for the underwriters of equipment warranties or an "Ancient Family Recipe" for those who eat Cracker Jacks.

Interesting time lines to start addressing the problem. Now however it really is toooooo late and the oil companies god bless them, have created millions and millions worth of repair bills.

This truly, if you repair gas station equipment is a great business. You have to just love it.

Though I hate to say it if you own a glass or steel diesel fuel storage tank your screwed.