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EPA announces updated UST regulations

EPA has informed industry parties that its updated underground storage tanks (UST) regulations are final and will be published soon in the Federal Register. 

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Recorded webinar: Petroleum Storage Tank Maintenance

STI's Petroleum Storage Tank Maintenance Webinar now available online

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NIST research on ethanol "corrosion:" What it really says

The intent of this NIST study was “focused on investigating the potential cause” of “rapid corrosion of components in some underground sumps." While the intent and scope of the NIST research is made clear in its paper, some reports about the study extrapolated its conclusions to imply that the study demonstrated corrosion in ethanol blend vehicle fuel storage tanks themselves, not just the sump environment.

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Free storage tank maintenance documents

Water Monitoring and Removal is Critical for All Storage Systems 

Poor operations and maintenance procedures for water monitoring and removal from storage systems can lead to a number of problems, from degradation of fuel quality and subsequent vehicle performance, to microbial contamination and damage of the entire storage system.

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Free Total Cost of Ownership tool

A management tool designed by industry experts; to assist the owners of water storage tanks to determine the cost of ownership of water storage tanks using present value calculations. 

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AISI releases Profile 2014, importance of steel industry

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) released its Profile 2014 today, highlighting the importance of the North American steel industry to our nation’s economy, manufacturing and national security.

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Revised SPCC Guidance on EPA website

Revised Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Guidance...now on EPA website.

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Regulators report: Compatibility of UST Systems with Biofuels

The document reports observations of 22 tanks storing E10 and E85 ethanol blends, particularly with regard to stability of tank material and corrosion of tank equipment.

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Keep in touch--be an Industry Associate

STI/SPFA offers the Industry Associate category to individuals who have an interest in the steel fabrication industry, but are not eligible for membership.

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