The National Training Center has evaluated several commercial manufacturers of above-ground liquid storage tanks. The results of our evaluation in California is that there appears to be only one manufacturer, Bryant Fuel Systems, that according to the information available to me, complies with all California safety and environmental regulations. Here, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), an agency of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA), is the senior governing body concerning above-ground tanks. CARB certification/approval has been granted to Bryant Fuel Systems, LLC for the manufacture of their above-ground tanks. No other company can legitimately say they have this approval, because they do not manufacture their tanks at a factory facility, as does Bryant Fuel Systems, LLC. Others assemble their tanks on-site.
The Defense Fuel Supply Center is responsible for acquisition, storage and distribution of all fuel used by the Department of Defense (DOD) worldwide. We are quite familiar with Bryant Fuel Systems and consider them an excellent alternative to construction of fixed tanks for smaller applications. In particular, tanks of the type you manufacture are being considered as an alternative to the construction of permanent tanks at multiple Air National Guard Installations in the Continental United States.
We have been using the Bryant Model 22, Serial Number DFS0992G03019M for the past 24 months. The system is set to run approximately fourteen days out of the month, 24 hours a day. We pump from 3,000 to 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel during this time. The system has operated flawlessly and is very capable of supplying all our fuel needs.
Analytical Systems Engineering Corporation had just completed the construction of a Radar Site in a very harsh environment in Columbia, South America. One of the major components of that site is a special-built, 8,000 Gallon Fuel Tank made by Bryant Fuel Systems, LLC. Unfortunately, the unit suffered some damage in shipment, and our on-site civil engineer could not make the system work as it was designed. With no time to spare, we called upon your company to help with this difficulty and you sent Shannon Lowe out immediately. At this point I might add that while there may be repair trips located in enjoyable locations…this one was in the hot, steamy jungles of Columbia, South America, which is surrounded by hostile forces. Shannon arrived undeterred, and according to our on-site manager, applied his expert talents and quickly brought the system up and functioning like new. Furthermore, he did the job professionally and without any complaints about his surroundings.
I would like to take this time to thank Bryant Fuel Systems for their diligence in the furnishing of the two 12,000 Gallon Bulk Fuel Dispensing Units that were part of the Morrison Knudsen Corp. Delivery Order #22 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The schedule for these tanks required a considerable amount of advanced planning to minimize the impact to the Air Force facility at which these tanks were installed and the end result was right on the mark. The units were placed and put on line without any problems which attests to the quality of Bryant Fuel’s turn-key Systems. Morrison Knudsen Corp. will look forward to working with Bryant Fuel Systems on future projects.
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