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Evaluating Marine Fuel Systems with E20 Gasoline. Harold Haskew & Associates, Inc October 11, 2007 IBEX 2007. Ethanol in Gasoline?. Required by the 2005 Federal Energy Act Currently limited to 10% by volume Expanding Production Capability will soon exceed 10% 20% is being discussed

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evaluating marine fuel systems with e20 gasoline

Evaluating Marine Fuel Systems with E20 Gasoline

Harold Haskew & Associates, Inc

October 11, 2007

IBEX 2007

ethanol in gasoline
Ethanol in Gasoline?
  • Required by the 2005 Federal Energy Act
  • Currently limited to 10% by volume
  • Expanding Production Capability will soon exceed 10%
  • 20% is being discussed
  • How Might this Affect the Marine Industry?
petroleum use through 2006

Petroleum Use Through 2006

Source: Energy information Admin/Annual Energy Review 2007

chinese auto production
Chinese Auto Production

Sources: International Organization of Automobile Manufacturers, (OICA), World Production Statistics.

auto production in india
Auto Production in India

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Source: International Organization of Automobile Manufacturers, OICA Global Auto Production statistics.

overview
Overview
  • ABYC and NMMA are Sponsoring the Evaluation
  • A Quick Look at Impact of 20% ethanol in gasoline on New Marine Systems
  • Plastic and metal tanks included
  • Sterling Testing Services in Milford, Michigan
test hardware
Test Hardware
  • Six Tanks on Test
    • Three Aluminum (Florida Marine Tanks)
    • Three Cross-linked Poly Ethylene (INCA)
  • Delphi Marine Carbon Canisters
  • Trident Hoses
  • Perko Cap Hardware
  • Racor LG50 Liquid/Air Separators
fuel system content
Fuel System Content

Each fuel system contains

  • Tank w/level sender
  • Hoses
  • Vent with Separator
  • Carbon Canister
  • Cap
fuel tank description
Fuel Tank Description
  • Florida Marine Aluminum Tanks
    • 23 gallon
    • 24 gallon
    • 25 gallon
  • INCA Plastic Tanks
    • 11 gallon
    • 15 gallon
    • 28 gallon
test procedure
Test Procedure
  • 50% fill with E20 fuel
  • Daily temperature cycle - 72 and 105°F
  • Weekly drain half the fuel – Check Gauge – Return Fuel to Tank
  • Monthly Fuel Change
  • Three Month Exposure
  • (Additional Exposure Option)
summary
Summary
  • ABYC and NMMA are sponsoring the E20 evaluation
  • Tests underway at Sterling Testing Services, Milford, MI
  • Initial results expected early 2008.
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