Your tank gauge data at your finger tips
The remote access features of Veeder-Root automatic tank gauges deliver critical inventory and site data when and where it’s needed. Monitor alarm notifications and inventory levels in real-time so immediate action can be taken. Resolve issues remotely to reduce dispatching and maintenance costs.
With multiple ways to connect to your tank gauge, you have the tools needed to react faster and reduce site down time.
Remote Connections for Veeder-Root Tank Gauges
This Technical Service Notification (TSN) will inform the technician of various setup fields they should check after using the EMR4 PC Setup Tool. When the setup file is downloaded to the EMR these fields are improperly written by the PC setup Tool.
Panel experts warn that now is the time to start the long process of upgrading your pumps to EMV standards.
The EMV liability shift as it has come to be known as will take place on October 1, 2020. This deadline is when fuel retailers will have to install or upgrade their locations with the more secure chip card reader technology that uses cryptography to keep credit card information safe and prevent fraud.
This deadline will create a major liability shift from the card-issuing banks to pushing nearly all credit card fraud to retailers who do not upgrade their pumps to the new, more secure technology.
And for those not familiar with EMV, it’s an actual company, EMVCo. that stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa. It was formed by those credit card issuing banks; American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa to address fraud prevention within the industry with the result being the chip card that most consumers have already been using inside the c-store and other retail environments.
And while the deadline has been extended once already, for those retailers undecided about whether to upgrade or not, it looms just over a year away!
Session panelist and Folk Oil Vice President Jim Linton warned those reluctant retailers it’s later than they think, warning that lead times for upgrading current dispensers could take as much as six months! Linton should know as Folk Oil has updated 100% of its pumps at all 35 of its multi-branded locations. He’s seen many of the things that can go wrong and delay the process.
Linda Toth, director of standards for non-profit c-store and petroleum market technology advocate Conexxus, said a study by her group found that 58% of retailers who have yet to upgrade believe they won’t make the liability shift deadline. And 25% said they have no idea when they’ll upgrade.
If you haven’t upgraded yet, your biggest question is: Is it worth it to upgrade? We at the Kennedy Company agree with this panel’s findings; yes, it most certainly is! If you have the “wait and see” attitude, you will find it will be much tougher to get the necessary equipment and skilled technicians to perform the needed upgrades as we get closer to the deadline and AFTER the deadline, YOU – THE RETAILER will be responsible for pretty much all the fraud payback!
Also, the longer retailers wait, the more difficult and costly it will get to upgrade and if your reluctance to upgrade causes you to miss the deadline altogether, there is a very strong likelihood fraud payback charges will be far more costly than the upgrade itself!
If you haven’t upgraded your location(s) to EMV yet, looking to stay ahead in the game and would like to upgrade today, contact us at 1.800.451.4021.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!
Piusi’s upcoming webinar will be dealing with the transfer, upgrades, installation, configuration and trouble shooting of the Piusi MC Box 1.5. Their next webinar is September 19th at 10:00 AM EST. There is still time to register if you are interested. If you wish to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up.
The experts at Piusi put together monthly webinar training on different products or services to help you become more familiar with the Piusi brand. Keep an eye out each month to see if they’re discussing something you would like to learn more about.
And don’t forget that you can find Piusi products on the John W. Kennedy Company web store and if you can’t find what you are looking for, please give us a call at 1.800.238.1225! No matter what Piusi product you are looking for, if we don’t have it listed in our web store or on our shelves and Piusi has it in stock, they can ship it the same day directly to you for any order we receive by 1PM EST. And if we have it on our shelves, we can ship it the same day if we receive your order by 3PM EST!
The TLS-350 Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) has long set the standard for exceptional quality in fuel management systems. Today, the TLS-450PLUS ATG builds on that solid legacy to set a new bar for reliability and convenience.
Modify configuration & programming, including:
THE REMOTE VIEW
Provides continuous management data for in-store use, and includes:
THE PLUS VIEW
Provides periodic status updates from off-site, and includes:
Cloud based fuel management:
Print wet stock management and compliance reports.
Set up email notifications for alarms and reports.
Establish automatic events scheduled to your business needs.
App updates with ATG data as activity happens on site in real-time.
View Active Alarms with one touch.
Audible and on-screen notifications.
Station overview for an immediate status check on tank inventory.
Reports tab for quick access to Alarm, Inventory, and Last Delivery reports.
Map view to allow for easy navigation between sites.
Insite360 provides total control of your network with a team of analysts protecting your most valuable assets. Maximize your business with cutting-edge features including detecting dispenser flow reduction and meter drift by nozzle.
Station Overview: Immediate status check on tank inventory.
Report Tab: Access to Alarm, Inventory and Last Delivery Reports.
Map View: Easy navigation between map pin points.
Real-Time Updates: Continuous connectivity and updates.
One Touch Alarms: Quickly view alarms.
Notifications: Real-time audible / visual alarms.
Disconnect: Audible / Visual notification for lost connectivity.
In-Store Format: For optimal experience for site personnel.
Greater connectivity needs greater protection
Whether a security breach comes from inside or outside an organization, older technology lacks modern security features needed to combat cyber intruders, who can wreak havoc on your business. Rest assured with the comprehensive security features of the TLS-450PLUS.
Features such as strong encryption, configurable user access, and segmented network ports help ensure your network is safe at every level. No matter your network’s size, security comes standard with the TLS-450PLUS.
Separation of insecure data from secure data.
Encrypted Web Access:
Using secure HTTPS connectivity with username/password.
Encrypted Serial Access:
Serial commands can run over a secure interface with SSH.
User access to console functionality is controlled with roles.
Front Panel Access:
Control access to the console by user log in.
Fully control data routing with the network including dropping data.
Total Cost of Ownership
Protect your investment & extend your warranty
Upgrading to the TLS-450PLUS automatically extends the warranty of your probes and sensors for the duration of the warranty on your new console. Significant labor savings can be gained with the TLS-450PLUS in comparison with the TLS-350, from the use of features like remote configuration, remote connectivity, automatic event notifications and more. The TLS-450PLUS helps reduce downtime by ensuring you have real-time access to everything you need to keep your station in top condition.
Save money by upgrading to the TLS-450PLUS
COST SAVINGS CATEGORY
Equipment cost savings
Remote troubleshooting and configuration
Probe and sensor warranty extension
Remote software download
Free monthly software upgrades
Reduced downtime due to real time access to data
Designed to be a platform for the future.
Features improved on the TLS-450PLUS include:
Digital Pressurized Line Leak Detection (DPLLD)
The line volume expansion of DPLLD for the TLS-450PLUS provides advanced line leak detection to meet the capacity of growing fuel sites, now certified up to 1,178 gallons of capacity. The DPLLD equipment performs a 3.0 gph line leak test following each dispense. With the proper software enhancement feature installed, the DPLLD equipment will also perform 0.2 and/or 0.1 gph line tests to meet your regulatory needs, eliminating the need for separate annual line leak testing.
Our third generation AccuChart™ utilizes enhanced geometric tank chart modeling for the TLS-450PLUS with optional restricted calibration range to perform calibration. Chart volumes are calculated using adjustable geometry parameters: diameter, capacity, end shape, tilt and probe offset. Completed charts are established more quickly and with higher accuracy from a limited amount of data.
Business Inventory Reconciliation (BIR)
BIR on the TLS-450PLUS has been enhanced for your custom reconciliation needs and meets federal, state, or local requirements. It includes automated reporting on:
Additional Features include:
DEF Recirculation | Intelligent Pump Control | Enhanced Encryption Methods | Free Software Upgrades | Email Notifications | Custom Alarms | Three Ethernet Ports Standard | Centralized Device Management | Built-in Datalogger | Data Backup and Storage | Timed Sudden Loss
Okay, I put this in the “too cool for school category” as OPW announces their 3D Product App for Android and iOS. This mobile app gives you the ability to review and manipulate OPW Retail Fueling equipment in a virtual 3D environment.
Not only do you get realistic product models, you can also obtain product description, specifications, installation videos and manuals, replacement part numbers and more! There is even a nifty calculator to help determine the upper drop tube length for a 71SO/71SO-T overfill prevention valve without having to solve complex equations!
Sample screenshots of OPW 71SO/71SO-T OPV Upper Drop Tube Calculator
The OPW UST EVR live certification course provides attendees a hand’s on opportunity to install and service all of the OPW UST EVR Phase One System Components listed on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order. Attendees will use the tools provided in class while performing basic installation and routine maintenance of phase one components. There is no experience necessary and the class is free. There will be a test at the conclusion of the class and with a passing grade you will receive a 2 year certification.
There are 2 training session dates open to all OPW distributors, contractors and end users.
8:30 AMEastern Standard Time Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (4 hour session)
While we can not definitively say how or when we originally happened upon this, we do know that it came from the National Group On Leak Detection Evaluations and a great guide for general reference in order to identify various types of nonmetallic piping commonly found in UST systems. They seem to be quite the dedicated independent group of state and federal employees whose full time job is to regulate storage tanks for their agency’s regulatory program.