Reproduced from Morrison Brothers’ June Newsletter provided by Jerry Schollmeyer
NEW Adjustable level Sensors
Morrison Brothers is kicking off summer with the release of their new 924/924S adjustable level sensors! These float-activated simple switch devices are compatible with our 918S/D/Q Alarm Boxes and Morrison’s 918AC System Interface. Read the full Model 924 new product announcement here.
The Electrofusion Entry Seal welds the pipe and chamber together. When the welding is done correctly, the parts become one homogeneous piece. There is no need and it is NOT recommended to add any sealant to the welded joints after the weld is completed. Sealant will only make it more difficult to repair if there is an issue with the weld. Any sealant is temporary and could possibly mask a problem with the weld. Franklin Fueling Systems does not support using sealant of any kind on the electrofusion weld seals or fittings.
Electrofusion Entry Seals must follow the welding steps as outlined in Franklin Fueling Systems manual 408001007 for Electrofusion Welding Instructions. Failure to follow our install instructions puts you at risk of a faulty unreliable weld.
Electrofusion fittings can be re-welded: The fitting must be fully cool and continuity must remain in the heating coil wires. Contact Franklin Fueling System Technical Support for re-welding instructions.
ALL entries into sumps and chambers must be perpendicular to entry face.
Sealants should never be used to do repairs on electrofusion welded joints.
Screws, rivets or other mechanical fasteners should never be used on these fittings.
If there is a leak after the fitting is installed, contact Franklin Fueling Systems Technical Support.
New Hampshire. Underground storage tank owners in the state have until December 22, 2015, to replace their single-walled UST systems with double-walled equipment to comply with a Department of Environmental Services (DES) rule passed nearly two decades ago. According to a story in The Union Leader, DES reports that 148 single-walled USTs remain in operation while another 597 systems either need to install under-dispenser containment or double-walled piping, or be closed. Another 134 heating oil tank systems either need to be upgraded or removed by December 22, 2015, as well.
Call 800.451.4021with any questions or to place your tank order today!
We appreciate your business and thank you for your continued support!
Mobile payment technology and going paperless will impact point-of-sale (POS) and back office trends in 2015. But, the big focus this year for convenience stores is the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline to become compliant with EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip technology.
U.S. retailers are expected to spend more than $8 billion on POS devices, ATMs and credit/debit cards to convert to the EMV standard, according to a study by Javelin Strategy and Research.
The cost to retailers is staggering, but convenience store stakeholders have expressed their commitment to maintaining security standards and are among the leading industries to adopt new POS technology.
Flash Foods Inc., which has 172 stores in Georgia and Florida, has used scanning, POS and back office technology since 1997.
“With scanning at our locations, we also utilize a business intelligence software that allows our marketing, operations, financial and loss prevention departments to get alerts and do reporting on all POS transactions and events,” said Jenny Bullard, chief information officer for Flash Foods.
Flash Foods launched its ‘Rewards in a Flash’ loyalty program in 2005, and in 2008 introduced an Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment card called ‘Go Blue.’
“That allows us to process payment outside of the credit card processors, eliminating credit card interchange fees. In 2014, we launched our Flash Foods Mobile App that enables mobile payment with Go Blue,” she said.
More convenience stores are offering mobile payment options through their own cards as well as outside mobile systems, like ApplePay. “Mobile is the future of payments,” said Stephen Orfei, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council. “It’s exciting to see its potential being realized securely with recent advancements in the space and use of technologies like tokenization.”
Orfei said EMV chip migration is a great opportunity for convenience stores to look at overall POS terminal security and technology.
“The PCI PIN Transaction Security standard provides robust security protections and a secure foundation for businesses to accept new payment technologies—such as mobile—and take advantage of additional security layers like point-to-point encryption and tokenization,” Orfei said.
Flash Foods is among the many convenience store companies already in the throes of EMV migration.
“To meet the October EMV deadline we are installing EMV capable pin pads in all our locations. There will need to be updates to our POS and our credit card processor software to make EMV work,” Bullard said. “As for the October 2017 deadline for fuel pumps, we are still in the planning stages to meet that deadline. Because of older pumps at some our locations that will have to be replaced, the cost for meeting that deadline is concerning.”
Security will continue to be a factor in all POS and back office decisions within the convenience store industry.
“With rules and regulations from PCI changing every year as we have seen with PCI 3.0 updates, software and segregation of the credit card environment will continue to challenge the software solutions companies as well as retailers that use their product,” Bullard said.