Solutions for Storing, Dispensing, and Using Ethanol-Blended Gasoline
Presented on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Learn what you must know about ethanol to prevent damage to equipment and gas-powered engines during this online presentation.
Without necessary precautions and careful monitoring, ethanol alcohol blends of fuel — now being widely distributed at public gas pumps — may cause unnecessary and unexpected damage to fuel storage tanks, dispensing equipment, and gas-powered engines. This includes all gas-powered engines such as that found in today’s automobiles as well as classic cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, marine engines, motorcycles, and lawn equipment.
We will identify the problems and solutions related to using E10, E15, and E85 ethanol gasoline blends including water absorption, phase separation, reduced shelf life, corrosion, and decreased fuel efficiency.
Understanding the cause and the prevention for each one of these problems can save you money and the inconvenience of a fuel-related equipment breakdown.
Technical Sales, Bell Performance, Longwood, FL
Erik Bjornstad is the technical information director for Bell Performance in Longwood, Florida, where he’s in charge of providing technical support and information to Bell Performance’s customers, distributors, and sales associates. His professional capacities revolve around two primary areas: (1) fuel treatment formulations and testing, and (2) development of technical literature and training to support Bell Performance’s wide range of treatments and problem-solving for all types of fuels. Bjornstad also writes and develops most of the articles for both the consumer and business arms of The Bell Performance Blog, a leading storehouse of fuel-related information that sees more than 50,000 web visitors per month. He obtained his B.S. in chemistry at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and holds an MPH from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.