In October, I spent six days in Las Vegas at the NACS Show. In the weeks that followed, I felt a little disoriented with, as always, a soundtrack playing over and over in my head:

First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect
Your sensibilities are shaken by the slightest defect
You live your life like a canary in a coalmine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line

Sting’s rapid singing in this classic Police song accurately describes how I felt after the Show – spending nearly a week in the city of sin with around 25,000 of my closest friends and pushing the envelope from early morning til late at night can take its toll. But it was so worth it. (If you have not attended the NACS Show before, I encourage you to put it on your calendar for 2019. You will not regret it.)

But the Police lyrics reflect more than just my disorientation. There was a consistent theme resonating with the meetings I had during the Show – those who operate petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs) need to pay more attention to their systems in order to head off problems associated with water intrusion and corrosion. …

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Source: Fuels Institute