Study indicates biodiesel safe for steel tanks
Apr 8, 2008 11:51 AM
Biodiesel and biodiesel blends are safe for use in steel storage tanks, according to a study conducted by the Steel Tank Institute and co-sponsored by the National Oilheat Research Alliance and the National Biodiesel Board.
According to Wayne Geyer of the Steel Tank Institute, the low carbon steel test samples exposed to biodiesel and biodiesel blends had excellent resistance to corrosion. "In most cases, the amount of surface rusting was slightly higher in 100 percent ultra low sulfur diesel than in biodiesel or biodiesel blends," said Geyer.
Geyer made a presentation on the study at the recent National Tank Conference and Expo in Atlanta GA, according to information in the New England Fuel Institute's e-newsletter, Neon.
More about the presentation is available online at nefi.com.
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