Are You Ready?? The Cost of Non-Compliance: You Can’t Afford It

Are You Ready??

October 13 is a significant date for retail-fueling operators across the U.S. That’s when latest EPA regulations go into full effect regarding the testing and maintenance of UST equipment and systems. And if you’re not compliant, the penalties can be fierce.  Click on the above image to view the “Are You Ready?” video.  You will have to provide your name to view the video.

Check out OPW’s exclusive infographic for reality check on the “Cost of Non-Compliance” below.

Please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 with any questions about the October 13, 2018 EPA regulations, whether you are in compliance and how OPW products and the John W. Kennedy Company can ensure that you are!

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Vendor Spotlight: S. Bravo Systems – The Invention Of An Industry

Bravo LogoOver 30 years ago in an effort to protect the environment, S. Bravo Systems developed the first-ever underground containment monitoring system for leak detection, launching what has today become a billion dollar industry. We continue to protect our natural resources.

Check out the amazing story of this family-owned, woman-led American success story that helped revolutionize an industry.

S. Bravo Systems - Our Legacy, Our Future
We are one of Bravo’s largest U.S. East Coast distributors and  have access to their full line of products.  Bravo is very capable of customizing products and assemblies to meet just about any containment requirement you have.

Watch our web store for an upcoming comprehensive list of Bravo repair/retrofit sump entry fittings to deal with the upcoming federal regulations along with other, great products from the best name in the business when it comes to fiberglass containment!

If you would like to learn more about or would like to place an order for Bravo products, please contact us at 1.800.238.1225.

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NOV: FiberGlass Systems Red Thread IIA 50-yrs UL LISTED Video

Proven Over Time  – In A Class By Themselves!

You can find and buy many NOV FiberGlass Systems A.O.Smith and Ameron branded fiberglass piping products on our site by clicking here or if you need further assistance, call us at 1.800.238.1225.

 

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What you need to know to be EPA compliant by the Oct. 13, 2018 Deadline

OPW - EPA CompliantOPW’s Guide To 2018 EPA Regulations

Get compliant and avoid fierce penalties!

OPW has put together a quick reference guide for everything you need to know to be compliant with the new EPA testing requirements.

Download OPW’s EPA Regulations guide to gain access to information from brochures, videos and articles to help you prepare for the October 13, 2018 compliance deadline.  Please be sure to indicate the specific OPW EPA-Compliant testable products for which you would like to receive additional information.

7 Ways Your Underground Fueling System can Save You MoneyAside from getting some background on why the new regulation exists, who and what it affects, specifics about testing and what happens for non-compliance, it also includes 7 Ways Your Underground Fueling System Can Save You Money.

So download your copy of OPW’s EPA Regulations guide today!

Please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 with any questions about compliance, OPW’s guide or to order OPW products!

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OPW Introduces the FibreTite Tank Sump

OPW FibreTite Tank SumpFibreTite Tank SumpsFibreTite Tank Sumps

OPW will be phasing out the FlexWorks® TSMF/TSDF tank sump series at the end of August 2018 to make way for their latest line of tank sumps.

From the engineering labs of FLEXWORKS® and FIBRELITE, OPW has made the best even better. Meet the newest member of the FibreTite Family of sumps, the most watertight sumps on the market today.

Designed to meet all the new 2018 EPA UST regulations

OPW FibreTite tank sumps function as a liquid-tight isolation container providing secondary containment for tank fittings valves, pumps and FlexWorks® or Fiberglass pipe fittings.

FibreTite provides surface access to the tank itself, as well as a clean and dry environment for future service and maintenance. The height-adjustable top-hat accommodates different tank bury depths.

Dimensions:OPW RK-5000 Resin Kit

OPW FibreTite Tank Sump DimensionsAt this time, OPW offers 10 different configurations of the FibreTite tank sump.  You can get the FibreTite tank sump in either a 42″ or 48″ diameter with a 33″ or 37″ diameter lid and a height range of 33.5″ to 53″. The sump can be configured with either a solid bottom or collar mount design.

Additional RK-5000 resin kits (sold separately) are required to attach the top hat and collar ring.  The additional quantities needed will depend on the FibreTite tank sump configuration you purchase.

The Kennedy Company’s most popular selling TSMF/TSDF series tank sump at this time is the TSMF-4536 medium burial version and will be directly replaced with the FibreTite FTSM-4233CR medium burial fiberglass tank sump with  collar ring mount, which can be found by clicking here.

View the OPW FibreTite Tank Sump catalog page.

 

If you would like to learn more about the OPW FibreTite fiberglass tank sumps, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021!

 

 

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Vendor Spotlight – Gilbarco

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John W Kennedy - Charles Street, Providence, RI

Edwin “Brud” Cheetham & John W. Kennedy
John W. Kennedy Company, Charles St., Providence, RI

Over 150 Years of Innovative Fueling Technology

Around the time the Kennedy Company opened our doors in 1930, we also became a Gilbarco distributor.  Gilbarco is and has been one of our anchor lines since we first partnered with them. Today, we are their oldest distributor in the nation! Gilbarco History

 

In the decades since, the John W. Kennedy Company has gone on to become one of the largest stocking Gilbarco and petroleum equipment distributors in the nation.  Not only do we have thousands of Gilbarco parts on hand with many decades of knowledge, we are home to what Gilbarco has called the premier Gilbarco training facility nationwide, training those who want to become authorized Gilbarco service technicians. We also provide road service to many of our Gilbarco customers located in the New England area.

 

 

And while the Kennedy Company has had its share of firsts with them, Gilbarco has also had their share of firsts since they opened shop with some of the highlights being:

  • the first to introduce a measuring gasoline pump in 1911
  • the first electric meter pump in 1930
  • the first to introduce the multi-product dispenser in the mid 1970’s.

Gilbarco continues to be innovators in fuel technology, offering the best solutions:

(click on the images and/or product categories below to view more product details on our web store)Gilbarco Passport

Fuel Dispensing – Pumps and dispensers for standard unleaded Gilbarco Fuel Dispensersgrades to multi-flex fuel blending options, diesel, DEF and high flow units.  There are also plenty of options available to make your dispensers more secure and to help your in-store marketing efforts.


C-store Point of Sale Systems
–  As the technology leader in the retail fueling business, Gilbarco’s range of POS Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale Systemsterminals offer intuitive and user-friendly technology. With over 30,000 systems across the United States, Gilbarco’s state-of-the-art convenience store Passport® POS systems support the most third party loyalty systems, backed by powerful fuel discounting and merchandising systems.

 

Forecourt Payment Options – Gilbarco’s FlexPay™ Flexible Payment Systems protect your customers and your business. They make your EMV upgrade easy, with a range of options that protect your investment like Forecourt Payment Dispenser Optionsno one else with a range of payment system options to help you offer a seamless, hassle-free transaction experience.
Your forecourt payment hardware must have certifications that confirm their capability to accept and process EMV transactions in order to meet regulations. Software must also be certified to accept and process EMV transactions. Your store’s entire payment ecosystem must be certified to work together before accepting transactions in the field.
Let us help you meet the requirements and take your business to the next level at the same time. See why it pays to work with Gilbarco, the payment security experts.  Be sure to check out Gilbarco’s Fundamentals of C-Store & Gas Station EMV page if you want to learn more about EMV and what you should be doing to prepare. Gilbarco Encore 700 S Flex Fuel

 

Forecourt Merchandising Options – While fuel drives profits, it’s getting the customers in your store to really drive those high-octanGilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Optionse sales.  Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising creates the shortest distance from getting the customer from your forecourt into your c-store!  Gilbarco has partnered with GSTV, a leading digital content provider, to deliver a wide array of dynamic audio/video content via Gilbarco’s Applause™ TV.  Rounding out the forecourt merchandising options are Applause™ Media System and Play at the Pump to offer real-time on demand coupons and lottery ticket sales at the pump.

 

Insite360 Encore & Passport Solutions – Gilbarco offers Insite360 cloud-based solutions for Encore dispensers and the Passport POS Gilbarco Insite360system.  With an easy to use dashboard, you can effectively manage your business while increasing profits.
Insite360 Encore allows you to resolve up to 30% of the most common issues in minutes remotely! You can also monitor performance, manage assets and along with enhanced security measures, receive alerts when unauthorized entry is attempted with the ability to automate a dispenser shutdown.
Insite360 Passport allows you to monitor, configure and control your Passport from the cloud!  Access reports with the ability to upload and download.  If you have multiple sites you can configure groups with common characteristics all at once, saving you tons of time.  Adjust fuel pricing, update receipt text and more with a few clicks of the mouse. Insite360 Passport works with version 10 and higher and is compatible with all PC’s, tablets and phones.

 

*Please contact our sales staff at 1.800.238.1225 to receive a quote or learn more about Gilbarco’s complete line of fuel dispensers, POS systems, options and services!  We can also help you with financing through our partnership with Patriot Capital as well.

If you have any questions about Gilbarco replacement parts, can’t find what  you are looking for online or the part(s) are in a “Call To Order” status and you wish to place an order, please call us at 1.800.238.1225 and ask for Keith Hardy.

*NOTE: Per our Gilbarco distributor agreement, we are not authorized to sell equipment or kit sides beyond our PMA (Primary Marketing Area).  We can sell replacement boards and parts nationwide.

 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Hannay Reels Current Factory Lead Times

Hannay ReelsHannay Reels feels blessed and is extremely grateful with the nearly 20% rise in volume this year compared to the same 5-month period in 2017.  The only downside to this successful surge in orders has been the short term affect on product lead times.  Hannay is in the process of additional hiring, more overtime and larger material purchases.  And even then, some of Hannay’s vendors have struggled to keep up with the increased demand.

While adjustments are being made to address the issues, please note that generally speaking, lead times on catalog reels are running on average  of 3 to 5 business days longer than was typical at the start of 2018.  For reels that run through Hannay’s large reel custom shop (such as the spoked-disc aviation and heavy-duty jetter reels), lead times are now running at least a full week longer.

If you have any questions about current expected lead times specific to your own reel model(s), do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 1.800.451.4021!

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Morrison Brothers Introduces New 1218 Accessories and FuelCloud Integration

Morrison Brothers LogoMorrison Brothers Company continues to expand its offering of 1218 accessories with the release of four new options:

Morrison Brothers Cellular Gateway

 

The 1218 Cellular Gateway provides a private cellular internet connection with a single Ethernet port that can be used to connect directly to a single device or multiple devices through an Ethernet switch. Click the image to learn more.

 

 

 

Morrison Brothers 1218 External Input/Output Expansion Module

 

 

The 1218 External Input/Output Expansion Module provides an additional six digital input (ordinary Location) and six relay outputs to the 1218 Electronic Tank Gauge that can be configured via the 1218 web interface. Click the image to learn more.

 

 

Morrison Brothers 1218Outdoor Ethernet Switch Assemblies

 

The 1218 Outdoor Ethernet Switch Assemblies connect multiple Ethernet devices together to a network via a single Ethernet connection.  Available in 5-port and 8-port configurations. Click the image to learn more.

 

 

 

Morrison Brothers 1218C FuelCloud Integration

 

 

1218/FuelCloud Integration. Morrison’s 1218 Electronic Tank Gauge is now integrated with FuelCloud’s fuel management system platform. This integration allows FuelCloud account to collect tank inventory information from any Morrison 1218 tank gauge console with internet service vial FuelCloud’s web portal. Click the image to learn more.

 

 

If you would like to learn more or to place an order for any of these 1218 accessories, please contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

 

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The Red Armor STP for Corrosive Environments

Red Jacket Red Armor STP for Corrosive EnvironmentsBuilt To Survive!

The use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and an increase in availability of ethanol blends are contributing to the corrosion of in-sump and in-tank equipment. With a special coating and stainless steel parts the Red Armor series of Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) combats corrosive environments ensuring easy maintenance for the life of the pump.

 

LEARN ABOUT COMBATING CORROSIONRed Jacket Red Armor STP

 

 

 

THE RED ARMOR STP: The ultimate survivor in your fueling infrastructure.

 

    • Specialty coating on all cast surfaces that withstands acetic acid exposure to prevent pitting and deterioration over time
    • Stainless Steel construction on all exposed surfaces in the tank & sump space ensures easy maintenance for the life of the pump
    • Built upon the same field proven Red Jacket STP platform with identical sizes. Fully compatible with fielded “The Red Jacket” STP models for easy upgrade.

Visit The Product Page                       Download The Data Sheet

 

 

Red Jacket Sump-Dri Dessicant System

Corrosion Protection for Submersible Turbine Pump Sump Space

The new Sump-Dri Desiccant System is an instant in-sump solution for reducing the corrosive effects of moisture in sumps. Designed to maintain moisture- and acetic acid-free conditions in a sump space, preventing deterioration of metal surfaces, including contractor’s boxes, pumps, and conduit.

Key Features:

  • Ensures the safety and serviceability of your sump-space equipment
  • Specifically formulated to protect equipment in the STP sump from corrosive conditions
    •     Reduces relative humidity
      •     Neutralizes corrosive acetic acid vapors
  • Use alone or in conjunction with protective coatings for added insurance

Part Number: Sump-Dri Kit 330020-843
Collection Capacity: 1 gallon
Operating Temperature: -4° to 150°F [-20° to 65°C]
Size: 15.5″ x 15.5″ x 3.25″
Unsaturated Weight: 5.5 lbs
Saturated Weight: 14 lb
Desiccant: Formulated specifically to protect against corrosive acetic acid produced by biodegradation
Brine:

  • Absorbed moisture & neutralized acetic acid vapors create a brine solution
  • Brine solution is collected & trapped in the reservoir to limit re-evaporation

Disposal:

  • Made from non-toxic and recyclable materials
  • Remove end cap and pour brine solution into sump liquid waste stream

Installation/Mounting:

  • Included mounting hardware allows Sump-Dri to be hung from STP, or other existing equipment in sump
  • Carabiner can be used to clip Sump-Dri to STP eyelet other sturdy equipment in the sump. Strap can also be unclipped from Sump-Dri, looped around equipment, then re-attached to the unit
  • Sump-Dri should be positioned as high as possible in the sump. Height can be adjusted using plastic slide on strap

Sump Requirements: For maximum effectiveness, sump should be tight and free from standing water
Desiccant Life/Change Interval:

  • Sump-Dri expected to last 3-6 months under typical conditions
  • Sump-Dri will absorb differently based on humidity and temperature conditions and should be changed when desiccant in upper chamber has completely depleted

Shelf Life: 3 years under typical conditions when left in sealed barrier bag

Visit The Product Page               Download the Sump-Dri Desiccant System Data Sheet

If you would like to learn more or get a quote for the Red Armor STP and/or the Sump-Dri Desiccant System, call us at 1.800.451.4021.

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FFS PRO TECH UPDATE – OPV Drop Tube Calculation

NEW FFS PRO E-Forms Available for Download!

FFS OPV Interactive Calculation Form

OPV Drop Tube Calculation

Franklin Fueling Systems has a new interactive and electronic version of the Defender Series® Overfill Prevention Valve Installation Worksheet that you can download here.  This worksheet can be downloaded and completed by typing values and calculations directly into the form. It does not automatically perform the calculations but does provide typical values in some of the fields that can be adjusted in accordance with local regulations.  You can then save the completed worksheet as a digital file or print it out for a clean and legible worksheet.

 

 

 

Defender Overfill Prevention Valve Inspection Guide & Checklist

STEP-BY-STEP INSPECTION GUIDE AND CHECKLIST

There is also a step-by-step inspection guide and checklist. The Defender Series® Overfill Prevention Valve allows inspection without removal from the tank as explained in the Tech Update you can download here.  Like the calculation worksheet, you can enter all the information directly into the form on the screen then print or save the file digitally.  Again, it will not automatically perform the required calculations necessary to complete the form.

 

 

You can find the Defender Series Overfill Prevention Valve, OPV Remote Testing & Roll Crimping Tools directly on our site:
Defender Series Overfill Prevention Valve

 

Defender Series® Overfill Prevention Valve : You will find the most common configuration on our site with others available. You can see a complete list of the current available choices here.

 

Defender OPV Remote Testing Tool

 

 

708-534-901 OPV Remote Testing Tool

Defender OPV Roll Crimping Tool

 

 

708-535-901 OPV Roll Crimping Tool

 

 

 

Franklin Fueling Systems provides you with the technical information you need to be efficient and accurate in the office or out in the field.  Be sure to visit the FFS PRO Univeristy Campus online today for more technical news, tips and tricks!

 

Please feel free to contact us  at 1.800.238.1225 with any further questions about the Defender Series® overfill protection valves, Franklin Fueling System products or any other refueling equipment questions or needs you currently have.

 

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