The event drew attendees from more than 14 countries,
including Panama, the U.K., Italy, Turkey, Australia, New
Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.
Tanknology President and CEO Allen Porter discussed
the company’s history, the development of U.S. underground
storage tank regulations and changes of the retail market
Attendees discussed regulations around the world, preventative maintenance and client program choice, automatic
tank gauge certi;cations, vapor recovery programs and tank
Leslie Retief, of South Africa-based Tanknology SA Petroleum Solutions, spoke about tank conversion methods and
tank lining services.
Mark Orr, of U.K.-based LCM Environmental, spoke
about its fuel quality management, including on-site testing
and analysis of water, particle and bacterial content, and
efforts to involve operators more with their fuel.
One of LCM’s core services is tank cleaning, aided by
Tanknology’s PetroScope camera. LCM also is involved in
researching the supply chain for fuel in the U.K. and how
biofuels might cause reliability issues.
Rick Causey, of Tanknology Australia, discussed its fuel
;ltration system and the Australian market’s underlying
concern for fuel quality.
A 2015 report ranked Australia 66th of 100 countries
based on fuel sulfur content.
Ultra-low sulfur diesel is a concern in the U.S., too, said
Brad Hoffman, vice president of engineering.
During his presentation, Hoffman said increased corrosion and microbial activity were present inside tanks, and
vapors are causing severe corrosion on submersible turbine
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