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Solid Glass Calibrations for Liquid Level Gauges

Solid Glass Gauge Tops Now Available:

tank level gauge with glass top

Liquid Level Tank Gauge with more durable solid glass top

 

The new solid glass gauge display offers the same or better physical durability as the original plastic tops. However, this new glass gauge top offers much better resistance to sun damage, heat, weathering, chemical fumes, and more.  

The new glass gauge top eliminates the discoloration and cloudiness that can sometimes occur with the original plastic tops.  

It also will not warp, no matter how much heat and sun you expose it to. 

The new glass calibration will also hold up better when exposed to more aggressive chemical conditions, such as acids, caustics, high ethanol E85, Bio Diesel, etc…  

Currently, this glass option is available on three models.  The Type D At A Glance Direct Reading Gauge, the Type H Therma Gauge, and the Type K At A Glance Leak Gauge.

The oldest most reliable mechanical gauge on the market just got better.  As always, our gauges and all the parts on our gauges are Made in the USA.  

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NEW!!! Krueger Sentry Gauge Solid Glass Top

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Krueger Liquid Level Gauge Glass Calibration

Solid Glass Calibration for Krueger Sentry Liquid Level Gauge

Krueger Sentry Gauge has added a new Option for the liquid level Therma Gauge.  The exposed calibration on top of the gauge is now available in an ALL GLASS OPTION.  Our new level gauge calibration is made of thick/durable glass.  This will make the gauge more durable when it is outside and exposed to the elements.  No more cracked, cloudy, warped, or discolored plastic tops.  This new glass gauge will hold up to virtually any amount of sun exposure and heat.

Order the new Solid Glass Calibration as either an add on option for your new gauges, or order the Solid Glass Repair Kit to upgrade your current gauge in the field.  Currently this new glass level  gauge is only available for the Krueger Sentry Therma Gauge model Type H (other models coming soon).

We hope to have the new product in hand and ready to supply to you by February 1st, 2015.  A small quantity of samples are available now to distributors upon request.

Any other questions?  Contact Lee Geurts at Krueger Sentry Gauge.

Krueger Sentry Gauge
1873 Siesta Lane
Green Bay, WI 54313

Phone: 920-434-8860
Fax: 920-434-8897
Email: info@ksentry.com

Broken Gauges? Order a Krueger Gauge with Gauge Guard

OSHA Cites Coomes Oil & Supply and Florida Rock & Tank Lines in August BP

Gas Station Explosion in St. Augustine

4:45 PM, Feb 21, 2012   |   0  comments

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced Coomes Oil & Supply Inc. has been cited in August’s explosion at a BP gas station.

According to an OSHA news release, a delivery driver for Florida Rock & Tank Lines was refilling an above-ground gasoline storage tank that had a broken gauge.

PICTURES: BP Gas Station Explosion

The tank overflowed. Vapors then combined with heat from the running delivery truck to trigger the explosion.

The OSHA inspection found that the gas station and Florida Rock & Tank Lines refilled the tank despite the inoperable liquid level gauging system.

OSHA has proposed a $70,000 fine be leveled against Florida Rock & Tank Lines along with a citation for one willful violation.

This violation is for “failing to provide the delivery driver to determine if the storage tank had enough capacity for additional gasoline.”

A “willful violation” is one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirements, according to the release.

In addition to Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Coomes Oil & Supply has also been issued a citation by OSHA.  Coomes Oil & Supply has been cited for failing to provide employees and delivery drivers a mean to determine the gasoline levels in the above-ground storage tank, a “serious violation” according to OSHA.

Read the rest of the story at the source here

Too often broken gauges are ignored for years, never being repaired or replaced, the underlying danger going unnoticed.  As the story above goes to prove, the danger is all to real.  Don’t ignore that broken gauge.

In order to prevent breakage and weathering to a gauge, order a Krueger Sentry Level Gauge with the optional inner Glass Calibration and Gauge Guard.  These two components, when combined, severely limit the possibility of weathering and breakage of your liquid level gauge.

News Story REblogged by Lee Geurts

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AST Industry News and Articles

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Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

Inspectors from the state Department of Environmental Resources are ramping up efforts to find unregistered fuel storage tanks, as one local farmer discovered when he was recently fined by the DEP because he had not obtained a permit for his 8,000-gallon tank.

Why the increased scrutiny?

According to DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday, there was no one specific instance that sparked the agency’s actions to seek out unregistered fuel tanks.

“This is something that the department has been aware of for some time,” Sunday said, “and with the winter months coming up, we wanted to get everyone on board.”

The DEP’s effort, Sunday said, “is to make sure we register both in-ground and above-ground tanks that are not currently registered.”

So in October, DEP sent letters to 1,172 fuel oil providers across the state asking them to help find unregistered tanks. Fuel distributors are required to ask the tank owner to provide a DEP-issued registration certificate before any fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel or kerosene) can be placed in the tank.

“If the distributors deliver product to an unregistered storage tank, they are also liable for any damages” that may occur if fuel escapes from a leaky tank, Sunday said.

If DEP is not aware of unregistered tanks, it cannnot conduct routine inspections on them and the tanks could pose a threat to the environment if the tank or its pipes fail.

Pennsylvania DEP is ramping up it’s AST regulations.
First off, be sure your tank is registered:
Once your tank is registered, you need to be sure that you pass regular inspections.

On page 6 of this last document, references are made to Overfill Prevention Equipment as well as Leak Detection Equipment.  Krueger Sentry Gauge offers inexpensive solutions in both cases.

Lee Geurts

Krueger Sentry Gauge Company

Prevent Costly Overfills and Leaks- Krueger Sentry Gauge

Diesel fuel leak closes UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall

Posted: 12/11/2011 11:03:22 AM PST
Updated: 12/11/2011 09:31:07 PM PST
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A university employee posts a warning sign by Strawberry Creek after a diesel fuel spill closed…

BERKELEY — Emergency crews from five different agencies spent Sunday cleaning up a diesel fuel leak that closed UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall and seeped into nearby Strawberry Creek.

A pump valve failure for a diesel fuel storage tank for an emergency generator in the basement of Stanley Hall is being blamed for 1,700 gallons of fuel leaking into the basement and eventually into Strawberry Creek and the San Francisco Bay, according to university spokeswoman Janet Gilmore.

A campus police officer noticed an odor of diesel fuel coming from Strawberry Creek around 7 p.m. Saturday, Gilmore said. After an investigation, employees from the Office of Environment, Health and Safety discovered the leak and closed the building, which is the largest research building on campus and home to the university’s bioengineering department.

The leak was contained by 9 p.m. Saturday but an unspecified amount of fuel seeped into Strawberry Creek through pumps in the basement of Stanley Hall.

The emergency generator tank needs to constantly hold enough gas to power the building for 24 hours should there be an emergency, Gilmore said. It’s regularly tested to be sure it’s working, and as those tests use fuel, a dedicated storage tank sends the generator a top-off.

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If the tank was equipped with our simple Overfill Alarm, this spill would have been detected sooner or possibly avoided altogether.  A 110 DB alarm would have signaled a problem, and helped to bring attention to the equipment failure.

To see more about the Krueger Sentry Gauge Overfill Alarm and it’s variations, visit our site.

http://www.ksentry.com/alarm.htm

-Lee Geurts

Montana DEQ – Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection

Montana DEQ – Storage Tank Inspection

Is the aboveground storage tank (AST) temporary or permanently removed from Is the aboveground tank protected from vehicle impacts by posts constructed
www.deq.mt.gov/pet/Forms/PDFS/StorageTankCkecklist.pdf

PDF is a check list provided by The Montana DEQ for AST self instpection.

Krueger Sentry Gauge can provide a high level overfill alarm (both visual and audible) to notify the person filling the tank that the fluid has reached 90 percent.  This should satisfy step eleven on the inspection shee.

See example products and documents from our website.

Level Gauge for visual indication

Overfill Alarm for audible indication

PDF for ordering instructions on gauges for the purpose of Overfill alert.

Chemical Spill Contained in Double Wall Tank

DEC Investigates Chemical Spill At LaFargeville Crowley Plant | WWNY TV 7 – News, Weather and Sports for | Watertown, NY | Local News

DEC Investigates Chemical Spill At LaFargeville Crowley Plant

Story Published: Dec 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM EST

Story Updated: Dec 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM EST

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 400 gallons of chemicals spilled last week at the Crowley Foods plant in LaFargeville.

No chemicals were released into the environment.

The DEC said it received a report of the spill on December 2.

The following materials leaked:

- Sodium Hydroxide
- Sulfuric Acid
- Nitric Acid

The DEC said two doublewall aboveground storage tanks leaked their chemical product into the secondary containment of their respective tank.

Plant personnel plan to pump product back into the original tanks, use the chemical up, then replace the tanks, the DEC said.

orginal story from : http://www.wwnytv.com/

ReBlogged by Lee Geurts

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Double Wall Tanks doing their Job.  Get Chemical Level Gauges / Chemical Tank Gauges from us at Krueger Gauge.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Article- Don’t Turn a DEF ear to low DEF.

Don’t turn DEF ear to low diesel exhaust fluid

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF for short) is becoming more common as a key ingredient in diesel engine emission controls. Introduced to North American car drivers in certain Mercedes vehicles in 2006, it spread to the heavy trucking industry in 2007. Now DEF has hit the Detroit Three light truck market.

Ford, GM and certain Dodge diesels trucks come with an extra tank to carry the DEF necessary to meet emission regulations (the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series meet the regulations without a DEF system).

DEF is essentially a 32-per-cent urea-water solution that is injected at a variable rate into the vehicle’s catalytic converter to reduce nitrous-oxide (NOx) emissions.

The amount injected is calculated by the main engine computer and varies dependent on engine load and speed as well as operating temperatures and several other in-puts. DEF is used, on average, at a rate of three per cent of the amount of fuel consumed.

When the DEF stream hits the hot inner surfaces of the catalytic converter it vaporizes and decomposes to form ammonia and carbon dioxide.

The ammonia is then used to convert the NOx emissions to harmless nitrogen and water.

For those who think the system is just another piece of technology that can be ignored, think again. If a DEF tank is left to run dry, the engine will not start.

If the tank runs low while the engine is running, a series of warning messages and lights will appear on the instrument cluster but the vehicle will continue to run until it is switched off by the driver (and then of course it will not restart).

DEF on-board tanks will hold about 30 litres of the fluid. Four-litre jugs can be purchased from most aftermarket parts stores or dealerships (that sell DEF vehicles) for around $12. In the U.S. many heavy truck refuel-ling centres dispense DEF at bulk pumps next to regular fuelling stations for as little as $4 U.S. a gallon.

REad the article at: The Ottawa Citizen

Reblogged by Lee Geurts with Krueger Sentry Gauge Company

Krueger Sentry Gauge manufactures a simple liquid level gauge for above ground bulk storage tanks that works great with DEF.

DEF Liquid Level Gauge

Above Ground Tank Installation- NFPA 30- Tank Storage

The following PDF is the NFPA Code for above ground storage tank (AST) installation.

Above-Ground-Tank-Installation-Relevant-NFPA-Code

On page 4, Section 4.3.2.3.3, letter C the code states the following:

Means shall be provided to prevent overfilling by sounding an alarm when the liquid level in the tank reaches 90 percent of capacity and by automatically stopping delivery of liquid to the tank when the liquid level in the tank reaches 95 percent of capacity. In no case shall these provisions restrict or interfere with the proper functioning of the normal vent or the emergency vent

Our Overfill alarms, when mounted to our standard liquid level gauge (Therma Gauge), provide a 110 DB alarm to warn that the tank is reaching capacity.  The following documents provide testing results and ordering info:

In cases where liquids are flammable and fire protection is paramount, adding the Glass Calibration and the Aluminum Lock Nut to the gauge should eliminate the plastic from the gauge and provide a glass and metal barrier between the inside of the tank and the outside.  For additional protection, upgrade the Aluminum Nut to the Gauge Guard.

Already have a Krueger Gauge and want to get it up to code.  If the gauge is fully functional, just order our upgraded Fire Protection Gauge Repair Kit  and an overfill alarm.  In the case of the kit, we will need to know what gauge type you have.  Example part number is (-”gauge type”-Kit-GLC-ALN). Both the kit and the alarm are easily retrofitted to existing Krueger Tank Gauges.