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FSII Supply Chain Strained

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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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How the Navy pumps 1.3 million gallons of fuel into an aircraft carrier without ever pulling into port

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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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Water in Jet Fuel Misconceptions

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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

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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

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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

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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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ATAP Offers a New PMU

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Safety 1st Alert: ANOTHER Aircraft Misfueling… We Need to Prevent This From Happening Again

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On May 28th, 2020 the pilot and three passengers on board an Aero Commander 500S airplane, owned by the State of Alaska and operated by the Division of Forestry, were injured when the airplane crashed shortly after take-off. According to the NTSB’s Preliminary Report “A post-accident examination revealed that the reciprocating engine airplane had been inadvertently serviced […]


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Tech Tip: Choosing the Right Fueling Nozzle

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Making the right Choice The ability to efficiently refuel aircraft is one of the most important functions in successfully operating a commercial airport or military air base. That capability, coupled with the proficiency of flight line personnel, is largely dependent on the quality of the fuelling equipment that is being used. The performance and reliability […]


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BETA Fueling Systems Releases New 5K Aircraft Refueler

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SOURCE: BETA FUELING SYSTEMS, LLC SEP 25, 2018 BETA Fueling Systems, an industry leader in aviation fueling, will soon release its latest innovation, a new 5K Refueler. The refueler is more durable and reliable than others in the industry, said Mike D’Angelo, BETA’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The BETA team has worked really […]