Detect Phase Separation before it impacts your business

Stage 1

Early Detection

No customers or fuel lines have been affected. The phase separation may be resolved with a normal delivery of fuel. The site operator will need to pump out phase separation from the bottom of the tank and check octane levels of the remaining fuel.

Cost: Lost gallons of fuel, service, and lost business

Stage 2

Clogged Filters

If phase separation has clogged the dispenser fuel filters, the remaining fuel is ethanol depleted and may be out of spec. The site operator may need to purge lines and change filters or possibly pump out the entire tank of fuel. The tank will be down for a few hours. Cost: Lost gallons of fuel, service, and lost business.

Cost: Lost tank of fuel, service & repairs, and lost business.

Stage 3

Stalled Vehicle

Cars stalled out at the station, resulting in legal liabilities and a damaged reputation. The site operator will need to purge lines, change filters, and pump out the entire tank of fuel. They will also need to repair damaged vehicles and begin damage control for their brand.

Cost: Lost tank of fuel, service & repairs, lost business, and damage to your reputation.

Stage 4

Corroded Tanks

Tanks and piping not rated for E100 (pure ethanol fuel) start leaking with prolonged phase separation exposure. Now the site operator will need to extract underground tanks and piping, as well as, clean up leaking gas. Cost: Lost tank of fuel, service & repairs, lost business, and damage to your reputation.

Cost: Potential shutdown, fines and Notice of Violations, lost tank of fuel, service & repairs, lost business, and damage to your reputation.

What can you do about it?

The only way to combat phase separation is with continuous monitoring and early detection. The Veeder-Root Phase-Two Separation Float Kit replaces the traditional gasoline float kit, offering both a water float and a phase separation float that send alarms straight to your automatic tank gauge when tank contamination is suspected.