The Fuelhandlers Creed
Twilight’s Last Fueling It is impossible to accurately measure the results of fueling aircraft safely. No one can count the fires that never start or the engine failures and forced landings that never take place and one can neither evaluate the lives that are not lost, nor plumb the depths of the human misery […]
What are the health effects of exposure to petroleum products?
Health effects from exposure to petroleum products vary depending on the concentration of the substance and the length of time that one is exposed. Breathing petroleum vapors can cause nervous system effects (such as headache, nausea, and dizziness) and respiratory irritation. Very high exposure can cause coma and death. Liquid petroleum products which come in […]
July 2021 Hat’s Off Award
Ms. Jessica Reavy, (Inventory and Admin Manager, Swissport, Las Vegas NV) – has been a Swissport employee for nine years. During this timeframe she has dedicated her talents in scheduling the fuel demands of all the airlines arriving and departing through McCarran International airport. In the past year this position hasn’t come without challenges. She has had to schedule […]
Will This Be History Remembered?
On Jan. 22 a historical flight was made when a KLM jet took off from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and landed safely in Madrid. This was the world’s first flight using synthetic kerosene, made from CO2, water and renewable energy. The passengers on the flight were informed and this represents a big step for the industry […]
CISA, FBI Issues Ransomware Best Practices Advisory
This week’s ransomware attack on a major US pipeline underscores a growing threat to US fuels and other critical infrastructure. Is it just a matter of time before a federal entity or the DoD becomes a target of these kinds of attacks? DarkSide, a malicious cyber entity used a ransomware attack against a pipeline company’s network. […]
FSII Supply Chain Strained
From Our Friends at NATA: February’s winter storms have led to shortages and disruptions in the supply of Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (FSII)—an approved anti-icing additive used with jet fuel—after causing significant freeze damage to processing and safety systems at two main U.S. glycol ethers supply locations. “At this time, our best advice is to evaluate […]
Steel Camel Shares Recent Work
Steel Camel shared with us some pictures from a recent job dealing with fuel injector issues and cloudy diesel. This small mobile unit is perfect for shops with lots of mobile equipment and smaller above ground tanks.
How the Navy pumps 1.3 million gallons of fuel into an aircraft carrier without ever pulling into port
This month, for the first time in two years, the Navy’s new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, received fuel during a replenishment at sea. Replenishment at sea is one of the most dangerous operations sailors can perform, and its what keeps the carrier operating without having to return to port. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
December 2020 Hat’s Off Award
Mr. Luis Guzman (99th Civil Engineer Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada) – has designed and supervised the construction of a confined space trainer for the Civil Engineering personnel. He supervised all confined space through out the WSFM shop. He monitored all state deficiencies for underground tanks and piping resulting in zero write ups from Southern Nevada Health Department (SNHD). […]
Water in Jet Fuel Misconceptions
Jet fuel at point of delivery into aircraft contains predominantly no free water or particulate. Into-plane fuelling filtration technologies have performance characteristics and cannot be regarded as fail-safe devices on their own. The use of Electronic Water Sensors (EWS) provides the required assurance to refuelling operators and airlines that every single litre of fuel delivered […]
S&B Acquires CAPE’s Fuels Businesses
HOUSTON, Texas—September 28, 2020—S&B Infrastructure, Ltd. (S&B) today announced it acquired the domestic and international fuels business of the government and private sector contractor, Cape Environmental Management Inc. (CAPE), for an undisclosed amount. “We are thrilled at the prospects the acquisition brings to S&B and our clients,” said Daniel Rios, president of S&B Infrastructure. “The […]