Phoenix Products Day Tanks Receive California OSHPD Certification—October 2011

October 25, 2011 at 3:04 PMRing Power
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has certified the full line of Phoenix Products day tanks for hospital and critical care installations throughout the State.

 

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The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has certified the full line of Phoenix Products day tanks for hospital and critical care installations throughout the State. OSHPD certification ensures that urgent care patient facilities in California will be able to function during and after an earthquake. 

To earn this certification, fuel storage tanks must pass a series of rigorous tests performed by an ISO-accredited laboratory and sanctioned by a California-licensed structural engineer. Although OSHPD certification can be obtained on a project-to-project basis, “pre-certification” will save customers the time and money it usually takes to get a day tank approved for a particular project.

All Phoenix Products day tanks up to 1000 gallons will be labeled with OSHPD approval number OSP-0187-10.

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture and design of generator enclosures, fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. with manufacturing facilities located also in Oakdale, Calif., Phoenix Products serves healthcare facilities, data centers, governmental agencies, municipalities, educational institutions and business organizations from coast to coast.
 

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Hurricane Season Tips: Flooded Tank Precautions

June 2, 2009 at 2:55 PMRing Power
Hurricane Season started June 1st and is predicted to be active with several major storms forecasted to strike land. If you have a fuel tank that becomes flooded as a result of such a storm, there are numerous considerations that should be made before attempting restart or commencing operational status.

Hurricane Season started June 1st and is predicted to be active with several major storms forecasted to strike land. If you have a fuel tank that becomes flooded as a result of such a storm, there are numerous considerations Phoenix Products logothat should be made before attempting restart or commencing operational status.

  • Make sure electrical panels are clean and dry.
  • Check pumps, dispensers, emergency shutoff, panel box, etc. for continuity and shorts.
  • Remove any water in dispenser sumps, pans, tank sumps, etc. Sump water should be removed by an authorized state licensed waste hauler and hauled to an appropriate treatment facility.
  • Handle hazardous waste according to the law (fuel contaminated water or water contaminated fuel).
  • Check tank bottoms for debris and water that may have been caused by surface flooding.
  • If tanks shifted and problems are found, repair them according to manufacturer’s instructions and appropriate industry standards such a NFPA 30, NFPA 30A or NFPA 110.
  • Make sure vents and vapor lines have not moved or cracked.
  • Check vents for blockage and proper operation.
  • Inspect dispenser electronics for evidence of water intrusion.  Use dispenser manufacturer dryout procedures prior to energizing dispensers.
  • Check dispenser filters and submersible check-valve screens for plugging with dirt or debris.
  • Notify authorities if necessary.  DO NOT accept new fuel until system integrity is proven.  In the case of Underground Storage Tanks, DO NOT assume everything is okay because water did not flood over tank area; the water table could have risen and caused problems.
  • If you are storing fuel containing ethanol as an oxygenate or if you are using biodiesel, the presence of water can adversely affect the fuel’s efficacy so testing is absolutely necessary and a complete pump out is probable.

Be prepared for hurricane season; let Phoenix Products assist with any tank inspection, tank repair, or tank ‘return to service’ issues you may encounter. Email phoenix.sales@phoenixprods.com

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with  offices in Oakdale, California.

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