Self-Serve Fueling Is Loaded With Benefits


Self-service fueling has slowly but steadily become the norm at general aviation airports. Pilots are now accustomed to the convenience and freedom of being able to fuel their own plane by themselves—often times at night when there is no staff to man the fueling equipment, or during the busiest hours of the day when there […]

Spill Buckets Leak—But Detection Is Easy

Spills happen. Spills that occur during fuel delivery are a frustrating, yet common occurrence for underground storage tank (UST) operators. As the owner of a UST, you are responsible for keeping your tank in good working order to mitigate any damage that might occur as a result of these spills. That means you’ll need to […]

Biodiesel: “A Great American Success Story”

Biodiesel has had a transformative impact on our economy—renewing tax incentives could keep the momentum going. On February 11, House leaders sent a letter to Congress calling for a multi-year extension of biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentives. In their letter, legislators from both sides of the aisle cited the fuel’s success in reducing toxic […]

Prepare for the Unexpected to Prevent a Worse-Case Scenario

A Wild Ride It was a situation the Davenport Municipal Airport could never have anticipated: a man fleeing the cops by vehicle ran his car through an airport gate, sped down the taxiway and crashed into the AVGas fueling platform, causing a fire that destroyed the pumping system. While the crash could have been devastating […]

What’s In Your Fleet Mix?

  Fleets come in all shapes and sizes—so it’s no surprise that every fleet has its own unique fueling requirements. As technology evolves, companies are beginning to expand their fleets with electric vehicles and equipment that runs on biofuel. That means companies that once dealt only with petroleum and/or diesel now have much more varied […]

Stay On Top of Your Monthly Tank Maintenance

Double-wall Tanks help with Continuous Release Detection Method (CRDM) and Spill Control. As an operator, you know first-hand the importance of regular tank maintenance. A dose of prevention can help you avoid equipment damage that requires costly repairs or replacements. It can even help you avert a disaster scenario: a leak or spill that causes […]

Quiet, Simple, Future-Ready: Introducing Lely AirCon Wind Turbines

Earlier this year, the Acterra Electrical division travelled to Leer, Germany to check out two promising new wind turbines: the Lely Aircon 10 and Lely Aircon 30. We were totally surprised by how quiet and unobtrusive both turbines were and even more impressed with the engineering. As anyone who has serviced big industrial machinery will […]

Is Your Facility Ready for the EPA UST Regulation Deadline?

The Countdown Has Begun In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated regulations surrounding underground storage tank (UST) facilities for the first time since 1988. The new rules, which affect nearly every UST facility in some way, were put in place to prevent and better detect leaks and releases. While most of the rules have […]

Is Your Fuel Dispenser’s Payment System EMV-Ready?

Gas station pumps have been one of the last outlets to integrate EMV chip payment technology, but not because business owners don’t see the value. Many pumps in use today are more than 10 years old and weren’t built with the flexibility to adapt to new forms of payment, meaning owners need to make serious […]

Tank Customization Starts With Planning

When it comes to the performance of asphalt, proper storage is critical. A customized storage tank system built to handle the needs of your business is the best way to ensure a consistent, quality product that customers can rely on. Building a new system from scratch is a big undertaking, and just like any new […]