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Marine Fuel Tanks And Fuel Systems


ABOUT US

Headquartered in St Charles Illinois, BluSkies is a market leader in the manufacturing of Original Equipment (OE) and aftermarket marine fuel tanks and fuel system related components specifically designed for pleasure boat manufactures. Our company’s core focus is to provide innovative te c h n o l o g y d r i v e n fu e l containment and fuel system solutions to meet the real world challenges of a wide range of vessel applications.

St. Charles Illinois Headquarters 3491 Swenson Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 tel:(800) 675-2076. www.bluskies.us

Once a need is addressed and a new fuel system is designed and validated, we then provide original equipment boat manufacturers with sound cost effective product solutions. BluSkies management have decades of marine fuel system and marine industry experience and would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business next time you have marine fuel system related need. MEMBER


TESTIMONIALS

"The BluSkies Pressure-Relief system allows Best Fab Inc. to offer our clients an EPA diurnal emissions solution that not only utilizes the highest quality components available, but is easy to install and cost effective, as well. The BluSkies team is both innovative and professional, and offers the type of service and support that the OEM marine industry expects. With a Worldwide customer base and dozens of well-known Boat Builders relying on Best Fab Fuel Tanks and Components, it's nice to know that BluSkies shares our core values of quality, innovation, and customer service!"

"BluSkies has been a pleasure to deal with since we began the transition to the new EPA fuel systems. The quality of their products is matched only by the quality of their staff, who have been incredibly helpful throughout the process. Their knowledge and experience, as well as their willingness to work with us on new products, made the fuel system transition extremely smooth. We are proud to say that we install BluSkies components on every new Contender."

"In the midst of having to become EPA compliant with the new regulations, BluSkies was a pleasure to work with. From Sales to Engineering and Final Production, I was confident that all of the processes were being covered and we would be happy with the results. I have recommended BluSkies to others looking for solutions that they may not have thought of."


PRODUCT/CATEGORY INDEX

FUEL TANKS

BluSkies Original Equipment (OE) fuel tanks are rotationally molded using TIEVOH three layer technology. Boat builders can choose from one of our standard sizes or have a custom design produced.

VAPOR SPACE MANAGEMENT

BluSkies exclusive patented ullage valve systems maintain expansion space within installed marine fuel tanks and protect sensitive system components from contamination. In addition to activating automatic fuel nozzle shut off all valves are approved for use with both passive and diurnally managed systems

CARBON CANISTERS

The marine industry is able to use carbon canisters to treat fuel vapors that come from a vessels fuel tank. These canisters are sized to treat specific fuel capacities.

REFUELING PRODUCTS

ACCESSORIES

AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS

BluSkies deck fills and direct fuel tank mount fills Meet EPA and pending CARB Regulations , available in stainless steel and composite versions for use with both passive and diurnally managed systems

To build a compliant fuel system architecture, BluSkies offers required components that complete both passive purge and managed purge systems.

At BluSkies we also pride ourselves on being industry innovators in aftermarket fuel containment. From our award winning fuel primer to our stylish yet amazingly practical (patented) portable fuel tank series & our line of replacement “permanently installed� fuel tanks. Available through distribution or direct to Original Equipment Boat Builders.

FUEL SYSTEM OVERVIEW & FUEL SYSTEM OPERATION

Discover the basics of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliant fuel system. Review the performance requirements and choose a system that best suits your Original Equipment (OE) application.

VALIDATION SERVICES

BluSkies provides at no cost one of the marine industry's most comprehensive validation and compliant fuel capacity optimization services available.

SECTION A


FUEL TANKS All BluSkies Original Equipment (OE) fuel tanks are rotationally molded using the TIEVOH barrier low permeation technoloy. Sandwiched securely between a tough outer shell and a tank inner liner, the proprietary EVOH barrier system provides a super strong, durable and totally EPA compliant fuel tank.

21”

19 Gallon

Popular Standard Sizes 17 Gallon

26 Gallon

PART # 640000 3 Lid configurations (call for details)

PART # 660000

FUEL TANKS

*Available in standard and custom configurations to meet all the capacity needs of the ever changing marine market.

28”

PART # 620000

8.5”

17.5”

15.5”

17.25”

50”

40”

18.75” 13”

39 Gallon 25”

29 Gallon

45 Gallon

21”

PART # 670000

51”

PART # 610000

PART # 630000

10” 12” 12” 25”

29”

26”

16”

47 Gallon PART # 650000

16”

Contact Us For Quotes On Custom Sizes

48”


ULLAGE VALVES VAPOR SPACE MANAGEMENT

BluSkies patented “ullage valves”provide 3 key functions for a compliant marine fuel system. The primary function is to drive fuel up the fill hose to activate the automatic fuel nozzle shut off during refueling. Their secondary function is to maintain an exact expansion space within installed marine fuel tanks, this space allows for fuel expansion during diurnal temperate rises and protects sensitive system components from contamination. Lastly they provide adequate venting for vessels to meet ABYC H-24 Standards.

Fill, 45 Deg, Body

DIRECT FILL

Part # Bk0420000

5.250” Tall Body Part # Vd5250000

Fill, 90 Deg, Body

8.500” Tall Body Part # Vd8500000

Part # Bk0410000

Vent, 90 Deg, Body Dual Outlet Part # Bk0440000 Vent, 90 Deg, Body Single Outlet Part # Bk4410000

Built in anti spit-back chamber Only “direct fill” approved for use with both vapor managed or canister vent systems Easy access for “Jerry Can” filling High refueling fuel flow rated >14GPM Valved cap manages vapor and vacuum equilibrium *Eliminates need for additional valves (in many instances)

Fill, Vertical Body Part # Bk0430000

Grade Vent Valve Need Grade Vent photo

Part # Bk0280010

*All BluSkies valve components are approved for use with passive purge and vapor relief systems

Tethered Ratcheting Self-Venting Cap


CARBON CANISTERS

CARBON CANISTERS

Designed to meet stringent CARB and EPA Requirements Superior efficient use of Carbon Bed to allow for OE packaged smaller canisters. Canisters and Ports can be Designed/Configured to meet your specific needs. Carbon Canisters are designed to be compatible with the harsh marine environment. Insulated models available for engine compartment mounting.

Integral Mounting Brackets

To Tank = White Barb To Vent = Black Barb

300cc (0.3L)

Bk0550001 Boat Length >26ft compliant up to 52.0 Gallons Boat Length <26ft compliant up to 182.0 Gallons Bk0550002 Boat Length >26ft compliant up to 69.0 Gallons Boat Length <26ft compliant up to 242.0 Gallons Bk0550003 Boat Length >26ft compliant up to 95.0 Gallons Boat Length <26ft compliant up to 333.0 Gallons

400cc (0.4L)

550cc (0.55L)


DECK FILLS Available in a variety of composite and stainless steel combinations, for use with gasoline, diesel, water and waste.

REFUELING PRODUCTS

Straight, 30 degree and 15 degree versions (call for availability) Gasoline versions meet or exceed all EPA, CARB, & ABYC regulations and standards. Gasoline versions are EPA certified can be used to comply with diurnal mandates outlined in 40CFR Parts 1060.

Availability at time of printing. Call for more current listing. BSK Straight

Dsl. Water Waste Gasoline 15 Degree Dsl. Water Waste Gasoline 30 Degree Dsl. Water Waste Gasoline PREM Straight Gasoline No Vent With Vent

Stainless Steel Cap Chrome Cap Satin Cap Black Cap Stainless Steel Cap Black Composite Body Black Composite Body Black Composite Body Black Composite Body Stainless Steel Body X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

X

X (30DEG) X (30DEG)

X

X Stainless Steel Cap "Sealed" Stainless Steel Body X X


ACCESSORIES The accessory items listed in this section are critical miscellaneous items needed to build a complete compliant system. Additional versions/styles/sizes of the items shown herein are also available, call 800 675-2076. for components needed for your particular system application but not listed.

56071

Bk0280021

56004

P-Trap

Teardrop Fuel Vent

90° Flush Mount Fuel Tank Vent

Flush Mount Fuel Tank Vent

Barbed Tee’s

*High Flow Fuel Valve BK0280004

1PSI Anti Siphon Demand Valve (ASDV) 3/8" NPT, 3/8" Barb.

BK0280005

1PSI Anti Siphon Demand Valve (ASDV) 1/2" NPT, 3/8" Barb.

BK0280006

1PSI Anti Siphon Demand Valve (ASDV) 1/2" NPT, 1/2" Barb.

BK0280007

1PSI Anti Siphon Demand Valve (ASDV) 1/2" NPT, 1/4" Barb.

BK0280037

Barbed Tee Fitting 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 N White

BK0280039

Barbed Tee Fitting 5/8 x 5/8 x 1/4 N White

BK0280043

Barbed Tee Fitting 5/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 N White

*For use with Vapor Relief Systems

BK0280004

Fuel Shut Off Valve 3/8” NPT (inlet) X 3/8” FNPT (outlet)

For use with portable fuel tanks

ACCESSORIES

Bk0280020


DIRECT FILL

DIRECT FILL

Maintains expansion space within installed marine fuel tanks Activates automatic fuel nozzle shut off Built in anti spit-back chamber Only “direct fill” approved for use with vapor managed or canister vent systems Easy access for “Jerry Can” filling High refueling fuel flow rated >14GPM Valved cap manages vapor and vacuum equilibrium *Eliminates need for additional valves (in many instances) Meets and exceeds all EPA, CARB & USCG regulations. Meets and exceeds all ABYC and marine industry standards

Simple Zero Maintenance Design Highly Effective Refueling With Repeatable Results Pre Set Ball Valve Level For Fast Easy Installation Durable Construction Marine Grade Aluminum

(*PATENTED)

Tethered Ratcheting Self-Venting Cap


NEW FOR 2105 VAPOR RELIEF/AIR MAKE-UP MANAGEMENT VALVE

“AIR VALVE”

NEW FOR 2015

The BluSkies “air valve” is designed to replace costly carbon canisters and seamlessly convert a fuel system from “canister” to “managed vapor” in two simple steps. Step 1. Replace the old canister(s) with a single BluSkies air valve. Step 2. Tee of the primary 5/8” vent to the deck-fill to facilitate refueling. It's just that simple. The BluSkies air valve is covered by an issued certificate of conformity from the EPA and held by BluSkies. The BluSkies air valve is rated at < 1PSIG relief for diurnal relief and opens at atmospheric to allow fresh air make-up for engine fuel consumption of diurnally vacuum.

PORTABLE MARINE FUEL TANK SHUT-OFF VALVE EPA regulations have caused a 5 PSIG event to occur on portable marine fuel tanks when heated by sunlight or high ambient temperatures. This pressure if transferred to a small engine can cause flooding or seepage through the engine fuel rail, even into the engine cowling. BluSkies simple fuel shut off valve puts the control back into the hands of the boat operator. The idea is simple but effective; simply close the valve when the engine is not in use. When used in conjunction with a BluSkies “pressure-relief” portable fuel tank cap, this little valve provides the safest portable marine fuel tank available on the market today.

To Engine

To Fuel tank

SAFETY FIRST


PRODUCT/CATEGORY INDEX

FUEL TANKS

BluSkies Original Equipment (OE) fuel tanks are rotationally molded using TIEVOH three layer technology. Boat builders can choose from one of our standard sizes or have a custom design produced.

VAPOR SPACE MANAGEMENT

BluSkies exclusive patented ullage valve systems maintain expansion space within installed marine fuel tanks and protect sensitive system components from contamination. In addition to activating automatic fuel nozzle shut off all valves are approved for use with both passive and diurnally managed systems

CARBON CANISTERS

The marine industry is able to use carbon canisters to treat fuel vapors that come from a vessels fuel tank. These canisters are sized to treat specific fuel capacities.

REFUELING PRODUCTS

ACCESSORIES

AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS

BluSkies deck fills and direct fuel tank mount fills Meet EPA and pending CARB Regulations , available in stainless steel and composite versions for use with both passive and diurnally managed systems

To build a compliant fuel system architecture, BluSkies offers required components that complete both passive purge and managed purge systems.

At BluSkies we also pride ourselves on being industry innovators in aftermarket fuel containment. From our award winning fuel primer to our stylish yet amazingly practical (patented) portable fuel tank series & our line of replacement â&#x20AC;&#x153;permanently installedâ&#x20AC;? fuel tanks. Available through distribution or direct to Original Equipment Boat Builders.

FUEL SYSTEM OVERVIEW & FUEL SYSTEM OPERATION

Discover the basics of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliant fuel system. Review the performance requirements and choose a system that best suits your Original Equipment (OE) application.

VALIDATION SERVICES

BluSkies provides at no cost one of the marine industry's most comprehensive validation and compliant fuel capacity optimization services available.

SECTION B


FUEL TANKS (REPLACEMENT) BluSkies aftermarket replacement permanently installed fuel tanks and made from durable UV stable cross link (black) polyethylene. These fuel tanks are based on our standard OE sizes and have marine grade aluminum fills and vents that can be mixed and matched and *rotated in any direction to maximize utility and meet a wide range of installations.

FUEL TANKS

21”

20 Gallon 28 Gallon

PART # 560000

PART # 540000

18 Gallon

28”

PART # 520000

8.5”

17.5”

15.5”

17.25”

50”

40”

18.75” 13”

40 Gallon 30 Gallon

25”

46 Gallon

21”

PART # 570000

51”

PART # 510000

PART # 530000

10” 12” 12” 25”

26”

29”

16”

50 Gallon PART # 550000

16”

Point in any direction (72DEG Increments)

48”


AFTERMARKET AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS

BluSkies innovation and technology doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end with OE installed systems. We are also leading industry innovators in aftermarket fuel containment. From our award winning fuel primer to our stylish yet amazingly practical (patented) portable fuel tanks. Distribution opportunities are still available in some areas, contact our sales department for full aftermarket accessory details.

BK0350003

Stackable 3 Gallon EPA Low Permeation Tank with Pressure Relief Cap and Pick-up Tube

BK0350006

Stackable 6 Gallon EPA Low Permeation Tank with Pressure Relief Cap and Pick-Up Tube

BK0350007

Stackable 6 Gallon EPA Low Permeation Tank with Pressure Relief Cap and Pick-Up Tube and Gauge

Patented Portable Marine Fuel Tanks Stack-able design for extra fuel on board and retail display utility. Comfort grip front handle and rear molded in handle for easy carry. Tie down grooves for extra security in transport or under way. Molded rear stand offs for vertical tank standing. EPA and CARB compliant.


AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS

Patented Award Winning Fuel Primer

BK0243801

P3 Fuel Primer Bulb with 3/8" Hose Barded Ends

BK0245161

P3 Fuel Primer Bulb Universal with 5/16" and 1/4" Hose Barded Ends

EPA AND CARB COMPLIANT EXCEEDS ALL ABYC STANDARDS SIMPLE PALM PUMP PRIMING (P3) RUGGED DURABLE CONSTRUCTION DELAMINATION PROOF DESIGN 5 PSI BACK-PRESSURE RELIEF SYSTEM COMPATIBLE WITH HIGH ETHANOL FUEL BLENDS PRIMES EASILY AT ZERO DEGREES F PRIMES EASILY AT 135 DEGREES F FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY PATENTED FUEL PRIMING TECHNOLOGY

BluSkies fuel primers (“squeeze bulbs”) are sold individually, or in bulk packaging , And can be ordered fully assembled to low permeation marine fuel hoses with “quick disconnect” tank and engine end fitting. Available in both NPT or Hose barbed.

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PRODUCT/CATEGORY INDEX

FUEL TANKS

BluSkies Original Equipment (OE) fuel tanks are rotationally molded using TIEVOH three layer technology. Boat builders can choose from one of our standard sizes or have a custom design produced.

VAPOR SPACE MANAGEMENT

BluSkies exclusive patented ullage valve systems maintain expansion space within installed marine fuel tanks and protect sensitive system components from contamination. In addition to activating automatic fuel nozzle shut off all valves are approved for use with both passive and diurnally managed systems

CARBON CANISTERS

The marine industry is able to use carbon canisters to treat fuel vapors that come from a vessels fuel tank. These canisters are sized to treat specific fuel capacities.

REFUELING PRODUCTS

ACCESSORIES

AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS

FUEL SYSTEM OVERVIEW & FUEL SYSTEM OPERATION

BluSkies deck fills and direct fuel tank mount fills Meet EPA and pending CARB Regulations , available in stainless steel and composite versions for use with both passive and diurnally managed systems

To build a compliant fuel system architecture, BluSkies offers required components that complete both passive purge and managed purge systems.

At BluSkies we also pride ourselves on being industry innovators in aftermarket fuel containment. From our award winning fuel primer to our stylish yet amazingly practical (patented) portable fuel tank series & our line of replacement â&#x20AC;&#x153;permanently installedâ&#x20AC;? fuel tanks. Available through distribution or direct to Original Equipment Boat Builders. Discover the basics of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliant fuel system. Review the performance requirements and choose a system that best suits your Original Equipment (OE) application.

SECTION C

VALIDATION SERVICES

BluSkies provides at no cost one of the marine industry's most comprehensive validation and compliant fuel capacity optimization services available.


WHAT IS A COMPLIANT FUEL SYSTEM? EPA Rule Summary TABLE 1 TO § 1060.1ÐP ART 1060 A PPLICABILITY a Equipment category or subcategory

Fuel line permeation

Tank permeation

Diurnal emissions

Marine SIÐportable marine fuel tanks. Marine SIÐpersonal watercraft. Marine SIÐother vessels with installed fuel tanks. Large SI .............................

January 1, 2009 b ..............

January 1, 2011 ................

January 1, 2010 ................

Not applicable.

January 1, 2009 ................

Model year 2011 ...............

Model year 2010 ...............

Not applicable.

Recreational vehicles ........ Small SIÐhandheld ........... Small SIÐClass I nonhandheld. Small SIÐClass II nonhandheld.

January 1, 2009 b ..............

Running loss emissions

Model year 2012 ...............

July 31, 2011 ....................

Not applicable.

Model year 2007 ...............

Not applicable ................... Model year 2008 ............... Model year 2010 d ............. Model year 2012 ...............

Model year 2007 (includes tank permeation). Not applicable ................... Not applicable ................... Not applicable e .................

Model year 2007.

Model year 2008 ............... Model year 2012 c ............. January 1, 2009 ................ January 1, 2009 ................

Model year 2011 ...............

Not applicable e .................

Model year 2011.

Not applicable. Not applicable. Model year 2012.

a Implementation is based on the date of manufacture of the equipment. Where we do not identify a specific date, the emission standards start to apply at the beginning of the model year. b January 1, 2011 for primer bulbs. Standards phase in for under-cowl fuel lines on outboard engines, by length: 30% in 2010, 60% in 2011, 90% in 2012±2014, 100% in 2015. c 2013 for small-volume emission families that do not include cold-weather fuel lines. d 2011 for structurally integrated nylon fuel tanks and 2013 for all small-volume emission families. e Manufacturers may optionally meet diurnal standards as specified in § 1060.105(e).

Part II

Environmental Protection Agency

1. EPA regulations require that all fuel system components (including fuel tanks) be low permeation rated. 2. EPA regulations require that fuel vapor (hydrocarbons) emissions (or venting) be captured or treated prior to release to atmosphere and that fuel in a system should not reach areas that on non-low permeation rated. 3. EPA regulations require that no spit-back or well-beck event occur during refueling and that the operator should be alerted when the fuel system is sealed.

40 CFR Parts 9, 60, 80 et al. Control of Emissions From Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines and Equipment; Final Rule

ABYC Standard Summary 1. ABYC created a new set of safety and sound boat building practices standards based upon CFR40 1060 2. These standards interpret and catagorize CFR40 into simple implement-able methods for boat builders to follow 3. These standards address fuel venting, refueling and fuel expansion management and protocols in a effort to assist boat builders meet CFR40 with minimal effort and expense.

The following sections explain in detail how BluSkies addresses all of the regulations and standards described herein and outlines some common sense cost effective approaches to meeting and exceeding all applicable mandates.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 PART 1060—CONTROL OF EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS FROM NEW AND IN—USE NONROAD AND STATIONARY EQUIPMENT


FUEL SYSTEMS (OVERVIEW) FUEL SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Although there are literally thousands of compliant fuel system architectures and configurations currently installed in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;US builtâ&#x20AC;? pleasure boat fleet, they can be broken down into 4 basic system categories as shown on these pages.

Passive purge (or Carbon Canister) using a Direct tank mounted deck-Fill Vertical Direct Fill (VDF) with ullage valve P-Trap

Carbon Canister

Passive purge (or Carbon Canister) using a Remotely mounted deck-Fill Carbon Canister

Ullage Fill Valve (UFV)

Thru-hull vent

Thru-hull vent P-Trap Ullage Vent Valve (UVV) Remote Fill

If the boat is produced to meet American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) standards, then the fuel tank & system must be designed so that venting will be able to occur when the boat is tilted or listing. In many cases additional components such as grade vent valves and multiple outlet vent ullage valves may be needed based upon the individual system requirements. Ullage Vent Valve (UVV)


Vapor Relief system using a Direct tank mounted deck-Fill

Vertical Direct Fill (VDF) with ullage valve

Ullage Fill Valve (UFV)

Remote Fill Ullage Vent Valve (UVV)

FUEL SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Vapor Relief system using a Remotely mounted deck-Fill

In most cases the simplest and most cost effective system is the vapor managed type. These tanks and systems hold back the vapors that can occur during peak temperature rises (<1PSIG) with strategically placed valves, usually in the cap. These systems are most beneficial when there is little or no room for carbon canister installation.


FUEL SYSTEM OPERATION Which Type Of System Should You Use?

FUEL SYSTEM OPERATION

Emissions and Vapor Management

VAPOR RELIEF Based upon the location and time of year, the sun, during its orbital path around the USA subsequently causes the ambient temperature to rise and fall. This is referred to as the diurnal temperature cycle. If this diurnal temperature cycle creates sufficient heat to cause the temperature of gasoline in a gasoline tank to rise, then the gasoline will expand up to a maximum rate of ~5%. Additionally this event causes fuel vapors (or hydrocarbons) to vent off to atmosphere.

PASSIVE PURGE Fresh air in

Vapors from tank > 1.0 PSIG

FIG.2.

Hydrocarbons trapped in Charcoal

Vapors from tank

Treated Vapor out to atmosphere

Hydrocarbons carried back into tank

Vapors into tank

Fresh air in

FIG.1.

For marine fuel tanks/systems to be compliant to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws, fuel vapors (emissions) from boats must not be allowed to evaporate unfettered through a fuel system vent during the heat of a diurnal cycle. To manage these emissions boat builders have two basic options, they can passively purge (FIG.1.) the vapors by installing a series of charcoal filled canisters that treat/capture vapor (hydrocarbons) during diurnal venting. Or they can manage these vapors via a vapor relief (FIG.2.) system that allows vapors to be released ~1PSIG (~2inHg). Both options create a small pressure (or back pressure) build up at diurnal peak temperatures and both options must carry a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certificate Of Complianceâ&#x20AC;? issued by the EPA.


How do I manage fueling spit-back and vapor space Another fuel system necessity to remain EPA complaint it is to keep elevated temperature gasoline from expanding into fuel system areas that are not low permeation rated or otherwise sensitive to raw fuel. A vapor (or ullage) space must be produced at the completion of the filling or refueling operation to ensure systems remain EPA compliant during the diurnal cycle. To effectively manage this system function, BluSkies has created a series of valves that can mount to any marine fuel tank to achieve the appropriate fill level while maintaining ullage space of ~5%. Additionally these valves eliminate the propensity for refueling “spit-back” or tank “wellback”, which is another requirement of the EPA regulation. BluSkies primary ullage valves replace the existing fill and vent locations, while additional grade or tip level valves can be added to any tank to meet American Boat And yacht Council standards (H-24) which allows vapor venting for boats slanting or sloping when stored, moored, parked or trailered.

FUEL SYSTEM OPERATION

Ullage and refueling management

Relief port (always open) allows vapor out to alleviate back pressure caused by fueling event.

This ball valve eliminates the propensity for spit-back

Ullage Space

Fuel In Fuel level in tank

Vapor Out

Float Valves Closed

Ullage achieved, fuel shut off engaged

Vapor Space

Float Valves Open Fuel level in tank

Dynamic fueling in progress

The final decision on which system type and ullage valve type and placement that is best for your application should be based on application specific factors such as type and configuration of fuel tank, how much room there on board is for added components, how are the boats likely to be used and stored etc. and of course cost. Choose individual components to create a compliant system from the following pages or you can turn to our specialists for sound guidance and direction as you go through the process to choosing the appropriate system for your particular vessel application.


VALIDATION SERVICES

Included at no cost to the boat builder...

As a single source for both fuel tanks and fuel systems, BluSkies is able to provide one of the marine industry's most comprehensive validation and compliant fuel capacity optimization services. BluSkies comprehensive evaluations include the following value added services:

VALIDATION SERVICES

Calculation of tank and system capacity, identification and indication of optimum fuel ullage component placement to maximize capacity with minimal or zero deck/tool modification or vessel structural intrusion.

Computer simulation modeling validation to ensure that each fuel systems operational design criteria meets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CFR40 Parts 1060 design intent. Including but not limited to refueling, fuel intrusion to system non-low permeation areas, water intrusion that could potentially defeat compliance of system components, etc.


...without contractual obligations nor vessel fleet commitment to qualify.

BluSkies will provide you full report to keep on file, which includes a certificate of compliance for each fuel system (family) needed for boatbuilders to comply with CFR 40 (EPA regulation)

BluSkies provides copies of all required EPA certificates of compliance for filing purposes.

VALIDATION SERVICES

Validation that each system meets American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) H-24 tilt study and venting protocols including system safety and functional design standards.


BluSkies International LLC 3491 Swenson Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 tel:(800) 675-2076. www.bluskies.us


Bluskies Catalog 2015