PACIFIC, MO (June 6, 2019) – Husky Corporation’s 5885 Pressure/Vacuum (P/V) Vent has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for use in the storage of E-85, high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51 to 83 percent ethanol, which can be used in Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) as an alternative to gasoline.
The 5885 Pressure/Vacuum (P/V) Vent is now designated in CARB Executive Orders VR-101-R and VR-102-S as being E-85 compatible. The largest U.S. state by population and vehicle count has a growing number of fueling outlets which offer E-85.
The Husky 5885 P/V Vent addresses pressure/vacuum conditions that arise in underground and aboveground storage tanks.
It is constructed from materials that are 100 percent compatible for use with E-85. In a letter to Husky Corporation, CARB noted the 5885 P/V vent “has been tested to the latest UL 2583 standard which include E-85 compatibility and was also certified for use with E-85 fuels by the California State Fire Marshal.”
“This approval makes the Husky 5885 P/V vent an outstanding and cost-effective option for fuel dispensing outlets planning to make E-85 available to their customers,” said Tim Schroeder, Product Design Engineer at Husky Corporation.
A recent California news article reported the state has 1.5 million FFV on the road but only 190 fueling stations that dispense E-85. The fuel produces fewer harmful emissions than gasoline and is considerably less expensive per gallon than gasoline but does not deliver as much fuel efficiency per gallon. The article stated E-85 “is experiencing a resurgence in California, with sales volumes more than tripling in the last five years.”
More information about the Husky 5885 P/V vent, which incorporates three separate valves to control over-pressure and vacuum conditions that arise in storage tanks, can be located at https://www.husky.com/husky/pressurevacuum-vents/pv-vent-5885/ or by calling Husky Corporation at 800-325-3558.
About Husky: A Breed Apart® Husky® Corporation is a leading provider of fuel dispensing products and services. Founded in 1947 with headquarters and production facilities in the metro St. Louis area at Pacific, Missouri, Husky Corporation offers Husky General Fueling Products including a complete line of dispensing nozzles, swivels, Safe-T-Breaks®, hoses and related accessories for fuel delivery systems. Husky Corporation operating divisions include BJE® Oil and Lube Products and Hewitt® Aviation Fueling Products. Additionally, the company offers Enevo Logistics Optimization Systems, Roman Seliger® Liquid Loading Arms and S.U.R.&R. Fluid Line Repair Solutions.