WHEELING, Ill. — Penray and Allied Oil & Tire Co. have linked up to offer a “one-stop shop” full range of testing, treatment, maintenance and remediation services for diesel fuel storage tanks.
The switch to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and the associated fuel blends have brought a host of problems to fuel users and distributors. These include instability (black fuel/asphaltenes), filter plugging, equipment corrosion and cold weather operability problems. Add in contaminants such as water, dust/dirt particles and bacteria or other microbes, and you are guaranteed a high incidence of costly repairs and unscheduled downtime.
These problems are a serious concern for companies, municipalities and other entities with diesel storage tanks, whether for back-up power systems or fuel for vehicles. Facilities that are affected include truck fleets, construction equipment depots, marinas, farms, and heavy equipment service locations. In addition, institutions that store diesel fuel for auxiliary generators, such as hospitals and governmental buildings, also experience these problems.
Penray offers a comphrensive program of testing fuel in storage tanks through their highly-respected Fuel Doctor program, in which specially-trained inspectors perform fuel sampling and provide recommendations for chemical treatment as needed. Allied Industrial Services provides a wide range of products and services to industrial customers, specializing in storage tank cleaning, reclamation and fuel polishing.
Penray and Allied have now joined forces to provide extensive testing and treatment services to companies and organizations that store large quantities of diesel fuel. This comprehensive new program has been designed to test and treat conventional diesel fuels as well as bio-fuels and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuels.
In this new partnership, Penray’s Fuel Doctors will provide regular testing of the diesel fuel in storage tanks. This testing can reveal the presence of contaminants such as water, rust, dirt, or bacteria. Penray’s Fuel Doctors can recommend treatment with various Penray products that target and treat specific problems.
When water or other contaminants are found, Penray’s Fuel Doctors will recommend the intervention of specialists from Allied, who will provide services such as “fuel polishing,” which separates out any water and passes the fuel through very fine media filters to remove microscopic particles. They may even recommend draining and entry into the storage tank for corrective action. Allied technicians have earned confined space certification, so they are fully qualified to enter and repair fuel storage tanks as needed. Allied will also exclusively use Penray treatment chemicals in their tank cleaning processes.
Notes Mark Kardon, director of marketing for Penray, “This exciting new collaborative effort between Penray and Allied will provide a turn-key solution for those organizations storing diesel fuel. As we have done for many years, we provide regular programs of testing and analyzing diesel fuel supplies and recommending corrective treatment to maintain the quality of these fuel supplies. Now that we have teamed up with Allied, we are able to add even more value for our customers by being able to be a one stop shop with our highly-qualified and reliable service partner Allied when more intensive corrective actions are required.”