NATIONAL PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

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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 […]


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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 […]


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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.


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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 […]


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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). […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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New DEF in FSII Field Test Provides Another Layer of Protection in Contamination Prevention

The DEFKit®, available now through Gammon Technical Products (GTP) is a simple to use field test for detecting Diesel Exhaust Fluid in Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (FSII). Developed by Emcee Electronics — a leading supplier of laboratory instruments for aviation fuel testing — the new DEFKit® can detect DEF contamination levels in FSII as low as 2%. […]


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Hidden Contamination

Every rule, directive, regulation, instruction and procedure tells you to periodically inspect the underwing nozzle strainer and remove any collected contamination. Some directives tell you to inspect the contamination to see whether it indicates equipment failure. Rubber particles (black debris) indicate problems in the hose. Metallic particles indicate equipment failure. Sand, bits of wiping rags […]


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News Flash: The Army will now pay for your NPMA Petroleum Certification

Soldiers can start the process through Army COOL at www.cool.osd.mil/army.   There, you will be directed through a 4-step process: Step 1:  Pick a credential.  You will be taken through a series of questions to bring you to a list of possible credentials.  You will want to select Certified Petroleum Apprentice (CPA Level 1) as this is […]


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ATAP Offers a New PMU