One of the more significant fueling trends in recent history has been the introduction and adoption of biofuels to lower the carbon intensity of internal combustion engines.
Biofuel is derived from converting biomass directly into liquid fuels, as opposed to fossil fuels, such as oil, that go through a slow natural process. Biofuels are used to help meet transportation fuel needs, and one of the most common types of biofuels in use today is biodiesel.
Modern engines today can handle concentrations of biodiesel up to 20% without modification and still maintain fuel economy and engine performance. Therefore, biodiesel is typically blended with "conventional" diesel to create the marketed B20 product you see at the pump.
What is the Biofuel Blending System?
Using the same technology as the Additive Injection System (AIS), the Biofuel Blending System is a versatile in-line solution that delivers biofuel blending within retail locations. The BBS allows retailers to blend biofuels on-site and capitalize on federal and state blending credits.
It operates at a high degree of blend accuracy in a compact footprint, that can be installed aboveground or underground in transition sumps. The BBS has a controller that integrates with Veeder-Root TLS Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs), like the TLS-450PLUS. This controller receives data from flow meters and manages the injection process within the BBS.
How Does It Work?
The Biofuel Blending System receives diesel through one side of the system, which then travels through a flow meter and into the static blender. On the other side of the system, biodiesel is added and goes through a strainer and another flow meter, and then is fed into an injection manifold.
Based on the throughput of diesel and the target blend ratio that is set by the user, biodiesel is injected into the static blender, and then a uniform mix comes out of the BBS. Unlike competitive systems that rely on meters to merge the two fuel streams together, the static blender of the BBS ensures uniformity.
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