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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FFSPRO Tech Update – Free Online EVO Training & FMP-LL3 Digital Probe Backward Compatibility

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Franklin Fueling System has one of the best online resources for documentation, videos and online training.

FMP-LL3 DIGITAL PROBE BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY

Did you know Franklin Fueling Systems’ new FMP-LL3 Series probes are backwards compatible with most of their existing ATGs? If you did, you are pretty well informed and must be utilizing those online resources Franklin Fueling has to offer already.  If not, head on over to The Campus for details on the proper wiring methods and learn more by clicking here!

 

FREE ONLINE EVO™ 200/400 TRAINING

As the saying goes, “If it’s for free, it’s for me!”  That means you should really check out Franklin Fueling Systems’ new EVO™ 200 and EVO™ 400 automatic tank gauge model training in wiring, installation and programming. Learn more by clicking here!

Be sure to explore both of the above links provided to see what other technical offerings Franklin has to offer.  Great resources to have on hand when you have questions in the field.

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Graco Safety Alert – Vented Air Ball Valve 110225

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Between January 1, 2017 and January 10, 2018, Graco 110225 ball valves were not manufactured correctly  by Graco’s supplier! 

The incorrect valves do not have a vent hole, and as a result will not vent pressure when turned to the closed position. Air pressure can then become trapped downstream of the valve potentially causing serious injury due to unexpected movement of equipment. 

Here is a a list of affected products:

Part Number Description Part Number Description
110225 VALVE, VENTED, TWO-WAY, ½ 246669 SYSTEM, WASTE OIL PUMP TRENCH
 244680  SYSTEM, BULK ANTIFREEZE/WWS  244648  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE 
 244847  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  246672  SYSTEM, WWS PUMP
 244628  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  244679 SYSTEM, BULK ANTI-FREEZE/WWS  
 244846  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  246657  SYSTEM, AIR DROP
 246659  SYSTEM, AIR DROP & TIRE CHANGER  244646  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE 
 244641  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE    

Your safety is Graco’s and our highest priority. All incorrect valves in inventory and in use must be removed, quarantined and replaced.

 

Graco 110225 Ball Valve AlertThe correct valve has a vent hole and is marked with a directional arrow and the number 250.
The incorrect valve does not have a vent hole and the markings are different.

If you have identified that you purchased any of the affected valves and/or equipment packages between 1/1/2017 to 1/10/2018, here are the required actions to follow:

  1. Inspect the valves and packages for the incorrect valve
  2. You must REMOVE or QUARANTINE the incorrect valve
  3. If you can not remove the valve from use immediately, it is extremely critical that you find a method to relieve trapped air pressure before cleaning, inspecting or servicing the equipment
  4. Contact  us at 1.800.451-4021 to replace the incorrect valves
    1. A warranty claim will be created
    2. the incorrect valves must be returned to Graco to receive credit for the incorrect valves
    3. UPDATE as of 2/8/2018 – Graco WILL reimburse for labor on a case by case basis!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any further questions or require assistance, please call us at 1.800.451.4021.

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Gilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification

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Kennedy’s own Christopher Bedard, GVR Certified Technical Trainer / Assistant Service Manager has put together a document that outlines the required sequence of events that must be followed for anyone seeking to become a Gilbarco / Veeder-Root certified technician.  Click here to read the full document that outlines course by course what is required and how to go about meeting each requirement.

The GVR Pathway document can can also be found on the JWK Tech Training Home Page along with:

If you have any questions about the Gilbarco/Veeder-Root Pathway document or technical training offered at by the John W. Kennedy Company at the Mark A. Ring Memorial Training Facility, please contact Christopher Bedard at 1.855.978.6737 or fill out the form found on our Contact-Us web page.

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NJDEP Outlines UST Training Requirements for Class A & B Operators

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NJDEP UST Training for Class A & B Operators

The EPA has established new minimum training requirements for designated Class A, Class B, and Class C operators to ensure that those who own and operate regulated underground storage tanks understand how to operate and maintain their UST systems properly. The federal regulations dictate that all operators must be trained by October 13, 2018.

How can you become a Class A or Class B Operator?

 In order to become a Class A or Class B operator you will need to attend a class at Rutgers  that will be administered by the NJDEP and pass an ICC examination.  Click here to see view the NJ State’s document for details and links for the Rutgers’ classes and ICC examination.

 

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Passport PX52 (PX51) Hardware: Support ending for upcoming release in March 2018

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End-Of-Life Announcement:
Passport PX52 (PX51) Hardware

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is committed to maintaining service and support for all their solutions for the full extent of their hardware lifecycles. This support continues until they can no longer provide spare parts, or when significant technological advances dictate otherwise.PX52 End Of Support

The Passport PX52 (PX51) hardware set was released in 2005 and has served thousands of  Gilbarco Veeder-Root customers with fourteen major Passport releases and millions of hours of store operation. The PX60 Passport All-In-One hardware was introduced as the next evolution in April 2014 and sold across all petroleum/convenience networks and markets over the past three years.

Support for the PX52 (PX51) hardware set will be discontinued starting with Version 11.02 (Release 4) and all subsequent releases. This release is currently scheduled for production release starting March 2018.

PX52 End Of Life AnnouncementTo further help with key dates that pertain to the PX52 (PX51) hardware End-Of-Life support, please view the End-Of-Life Announcement: Passport PX52 (PX51) Hardware Gilbarco Veeder-Root has published.  The announcement includes a chart of milestones along with links to embed the key dates into your calendar as reminders.

PX60-Tradeup discounts are still available if you wish to upgrade from your existing PX52. Call us at 1.800.451.4021 to upgrade your system today!

 
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MassDEP Stage I Enforcement Discretion Directive: OPW 723V PV Vent Approval

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The following is reproduced from an OPW newsletter.

 

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is proposing to amend 310 CMR 7.24(3) Distribution of Motor Vehicle Fuel, to update the tables of Stage I systems certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) since January 2, 2015, the date the current Stage I regulation was last revised.

The existing regulations at 310 CMR 7.24(3) is part of the Massachusetts Ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the regulatory amendments will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval into the SIP.  A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the proposed amendments on:

August 1, 2017
10am – 12pm
Conference Room A
MassDEP Boston Office
1 Winter Street, Boston 02108

Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the hearing. MassDEP will accept written comments until 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017.  Written comments must be submitted by email to: DEP.Talks@state.ma.us or by mail to: Tom DeNormandie, MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108.  A copy of the proposed amendments and technical support document is available on MassDEP’s website at mass.gov/dep/public/publiche.htm.

Stage I Vapor Recovery Enforcement Discretion Directive
for Owners/Operators of Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Facilities Subject to
310 CMR 7.24(3)

OPW 723VAttached is an Enforcement Discretion Directive, effective immediately, allowing the installation of Stage I enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) systems and components that are contained in California Air Resources Board (CARB) Orders issued since January 2, 2015 prior to the effective date of revisions to 310 CMR 7.24(3).

 If you have any questions concerning the proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.24(3), or the conditions of the above directive, please call the MassDEP Stage I hotline at 617-556-1035, ext. 1, or Jeff Gifford at 617-556-1144; jeffrey.gifford@state.ma.us.

 

To learn more about the 723V pressure vacuum vent, Download the 723V Data Sheet/Flyer.  Or call us at 1-800-451-4021.

 

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Morrison Brothers CO. – California Proposition 65 Notice

Morrison-Bros_logoCAUTIONThe following has been reproduced from a Morrison Brothers email blast from the desk of Rick Zillig, Manager QCCS
June 6, 2017:

Subject: California Proposition 65 Notice

Morrison Bros. Co. (MBC) has recently been made aware of several MBC products being made available “online” and/or through retail outlets in the state of California. California’s Proposition 65 requires formal, public notice through proper warning labels for individual items, such as the one shown below, and MBC will immediately begin including warning labels for products that contain brass.

MBC California Proposition P65

Click above warning image to read full notice from Morrison Brothers

MBC  products  are  not  intended  for  applications  involving  potable  water  or  any  form  of  human  or  animal consumption. They are designed and manufactured exclusively for use in fuel and chemical handling. The Morrison catalog and product specification sheets include the materials of construction. Please take necessary precautions when designing systems, specifying products, and selling these products. If you have any questions on an application, contact MBC immediately.

MBC products are sold exclusively through authorized distributors. Distributors are trained and kept aware of product specifications, applications, and regulatory status. MBC cannot control the retail sales and end use of the products, but will immediately send notice, such as this, to distributors when the company is made aware of any situation in the field. It is important to read and understand the notice, comply with the warnings, and take corrective action when necessary in cases involving noncompliance.

Thank you for your attention.

If you have any questions in regards to any of these Morrison products, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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Phase Separation and What it Means for You

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Detect_Phase_SeparationWith over 90% of U.S. gas stations blending gasoline with ethanol, an important thing to consider when maintaining fuel tanks at your station is Phase Separation.  Phase Separation occurs when ethanol absorbs water and separates from the gasoline , sinking to the bottom of the tank.  Due to its lighter density, it can remain undetected by a traditional water float and may end up being pumped directly into customers’ vehicles, which can lead to damages you will be held liable for.  If left unaddressed for too long, the costs and consequences of Phase Separation could lead to serious damage to your reputation and business.

The best way to prevent these issues from arising is constant, diligent tank monitoring which will allow for early detection.  Veeder-Root offers the Phase-Two Separation Float, which replaces a traditional gasoline float kit and detects both water and phase separation in your tanks.

For more information on Phase Separation, read this article on Veeder-Root’s Fueling Solutions blog here.

 

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NEW FLEX-ING™ Hose Fittings Now Shipping!

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FLEX-ING Hose Fittings

Franklin Fueling is pleased to announce the release of their new swivel and fixed fittings for their popular Flex-Ing™ brand fueling hose.  These completely re-designed fittings come standard on all Hardwall, Softwall, Marina, and Cold-Weather hoses.

FFS_FlexIngFtgs2New Swivel Fitting Construction

  1. Insert (Nickel plated steel with chrome flash finish)
  2. Nut & fixed fitting (AL chrome conversion coated)
  3. Front bushing (injection modeled Acetal)
  4. Rear bushing (injection molded Acetal)
  5. Conductive spring (302 tempered stainless steel)
  6. O-rings (Viton™)

 

The new nickel-plated steel fittings now include a chrome flash finish. This additional layer of provides further protection against rust and accelerated wear.

 

Added AssuranceFkex-Ing Fittings: Added Assurance

With the new design, the swivel fitting insert (1)  features a lip (2) that sits outside of the swivel nut (3). This keeps the fitting body (4) securely in place, resisting pull-out from the hose ferrule (5).

These new fittings have already begun shipping on new Hardwall, Softwall, Marina, and Cold-Weather hoses. Please note there are no changes in pricing with these enhanced new standard fittings.

Read and download the Tech Bulletin here.

Read and download the updated Installation Guide here.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

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