Diesel Corrosion

Diesel Corrosion

Diesel Corrosion: Risks and Options for Tanks and Equipment

The NACE Corrosion Technical Series on Diesel Corrosion is specially organized for the trade groups and government agencies whose constituents have diesel fueled vehicles, equipment, generators, heating oil tanks, and fuel storage tanks. Government agencies, medical facilities, industrial businesses, shipping, data centers, vehicle fleet owners, universities, and many other groups and industries are reliant on diesel fuel tanks and equipment, but may not know of the evolving risks from microbial corrosion in cleaner burning fuels and the issues that may arise.

Severe, aggressive corrosion in diesel fuel systems has become very common in the last 10 years. Corrosion can cause storage tanks and their protective equipment to fail, cause heating oil tanks to fail or not burn efficiently, and cause severe damage to the engines that use corroded fuel – emergency generators, vehicles, and heavy equipment. Diesel corrosion can result in environmental damage, financial expense, or engine failure when the engines are needed most.

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Featured speakers

  • Clay Dean on behalf of DoD Corrosion Prevention Office
  • Tony Raia, Ryan Haerer, Chris Marks, EPA
  • Asif Ansari, U.S. Postal Service
  • Tom Ruga, Spark Contractors
  • Rick Chapman, Fuel Quality Consultants
  • Bob Tatnall, Fuel Right
  • Andrew McKnight, Innospec
  • Scott Knowles, Petroleum Tec
  • Brad Hoffman, Tanknology
  • Jason Lee, Naval Research Lab
  • Dan Jenkins, Steel Camel
  • John Huber, President, National Oilheat Research Alliance
  • RJ Johansen, Fuel Management Services
  • Mark Stellmach, Fuel Management Services
  • Pat Smyth, Octane Systems
  • Zane Miller, Testing LLC
  • Jeff Dzierzanowski, Source NA

Who should attend

  • Federal Agencies: Defense, Transportation, Homeland Security, FAA, FCC, Commerce, Interior, NPS, EPA, etc.
  • Any agency with responsibility for maintaining emergency generators, fuel tanks, heating oil tanks, diesel vehicles, or diesel equipment.
  • Trade groups whose constituents rely on emergency generators: banks, grocery, hospitals, telecoms, universities/schools, nursing facilities, etc.
  • Trade groups whose constituents rely heavily on heating oil at the commercial or residential level
  • Trade groups whose constituents rely on heavy equipment
  • Cement, aggregate, heavy equipment engine producers, mining groups.
  • Trade groups whose constituents work in the fuel, fuel equipment, or electric vehicle industry
  • Water, Climate, Energy, or Environmental interest groups
  • States and large municipalities with any responsibilities or interests similar to the groups above

Course highlights

Diesel Corrosion - What's the Issue, and what does it mean for my fuel and heating tanks, backup generator equipment, and vehicles? Industry leaders and regulators will describe in detail how corrosion associated with fuel is putting all types of diesel fueled systems at risk of complications or failure

  • Attendees will learn how to protect their systems and best minimize risks of fuel releases and operational failure
  • Preventing risks to engines and equipment with fuel treatments and biological cleanup approaches
  • High tech approaches to inspecting and diagnosing problems in corroding fuel tanks and equipment
  • Installing equipment to prevent corrosion to ensure functionality in tanks and generators when needed
  • Best Practices for basic prevention and minimizing maintenance needs



Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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