Is Your Gas Station Prepared for the Storm Season?

The storm season is nearing. Is your gas station prepared?

From May 6 to May 12, 2018, the National Weather Service will be celebrating National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

It’s a weekly program held every year to educate people on how to better prepare themselves for a potential hurricane or land falling tropical storm.

So, is your gas station prepared for the upcoming storm season? Continue reading

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.

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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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.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Graco Safety Alert – Vented Air Ball Valve 110225

GracoSAFETY ALERT

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.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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JWK Online Exchange: Your Home for Rebuilt Replacement Components & Assemblies

PMPblue      The Kennedy Company has always prided itself on partnering with vendors who only offer top quality products they stand firmly behind and when it comes to rebuilt products and assemblies,  we scrutinize them even more.  While nobody can rebuild their own products like the original equipment manufacturer, we also partner with the top rebuilders in the industry such as PMP Corporation of Avon, CT.

Tokheim Pumping Unit      We have decades of experience rebuilding equipment ourselves and have learned where the best products for the task at hand come from.  The last thing anyone wants is to use rebuilt components that constantly fail or look of an inferior quality right out of their package.

PMP has proven to be one of the best rebuilders of petroleum equipment components from all the major manufacturers such as Bennett, Blackmer, Franklin Fueling, Gilbarco, Southwest/Schlumberger, Dresser-Wayne and Veeder-Root along with electronics components and printers from Citizen, Epson, IBM, Okidata and Star to name a few.  They are constantly refining and improving their techniques and offerings, even manufacturing some of their own new replacement components in place of the (usually much more expensive) OEM versions. Check out a fraction of what the Kennedy Company has to offer from this top quality rebuilder through our eCommerce site with more coming online and ready to buy every day!Valve

Board      We try to maintain on-hand inventory for the most in-demand rebuilt replacement components being used in the field today from hydraulic components such as pumping units, meters and valves to electronic components such as displays, CPU/Logic boards, power supplies, printers and other electronics found in pumps, dispensers, intercoms,  ATG, POS and FMS systems. And the Kennedy Company will ship all in-stock orders received by 3PM Eastern time the same day!

And if we don’t have it on our shelf?  Don’t worry, top rebuilders like PMP can ship 85% of their offerings the SAME DAY for orders they receive by 3PM Eastern Time as well while the remaining 15%  will ship the next business day! And for products that require the core up front? Most times, quality rebuilders like PMP will repair/rebuild and ship the same day they receive your core!

If you have already checked out some of the links above to our eCommerce pages, you will see we show you the EXCHANGE price.  This will be the final price you pay after we receive the Gilbarco DisplayTLSKeyboardrebuildable core of your old component.  When you order any exchange item, you will also receive a Core Return Kit with instructions on how your core should be prepared and packaged to return to us.  The kit includes return instructions, a UPS return label and for those cores that have product run directly through them, a plastic bag with absorbent pad square to seal your core in prior to packaging.  The bag and pad are a backup for any residual fuel that may seep during shipment back to the Kennedy Company but it is your responsibility to drain any remaining fuel from the core prior to packaging for return! We give you a maximum of 30 (thirty) days to return the core to receive your core credit unless otherwise noted.

When you click on  a particular product to view the detail on the Kennedy eCommerce site, you will see on all the exchange products we offer, the outright price you pay at time of checkout, what you will receive for a core credit upon the Kennedy Company’s receipt of your rebuildable core and what the final price you end up paying after receiving your core credit.   And unlike many online retailers, we do not take weeks to process returns and credits.  If there are no problems or questions, WE PROCESS RETURNS AND CREDITS UPON RECEIPT!

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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT:  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DRAIN ALL REMAINING FUEL FROM YOUR CORE PRIOR TO PACKAGING FOR RETURN!!!!

 

Service TechsAnd for you service techs and organizations, look for our coming Exchange Products section on our eCommerce site in the coming weeks that will cover all the exchange products we have to offer.  And our products offerings expands by the day!  If you can’t find what you are looking for or would like to speak with someone more in depth about our exchange product offerings, we invite you to contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us with your inquiry.

We appreciate your continued business and support!

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NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: Myers Tank Vacuum Test Components

Myers Vacuum Test Kit

We now offer the  Myers Tank vacuum test components. You can either purchase all the individual components in a kit or individually.  One of the featured components is the BJ Enterprises (Husky Corp.) Jarhead remote tank sensor that works as a standalone manual reading gauge or in conjunction with the 007 electronic tank gauge.

As with just about everything we stock that we offer online or that you can buy over the phone, your order ships the same day if received by 3PM Eastern TimeAnd if you see something on our site you can’t place in your shopping cart or doesn’t show any available quantity from our stock, please give us a call at 1.800.238-1225 as many products can be shipped same day, factory-direct to you!

 

 

Please do not hesitate to call us at 1.800.238.1225 if you would like to learn more about Myers Tank vacuum test components or any of the other products we offer!

We appreciate your continued business and support!

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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!

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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RENEW Island Restoration Spring Special!

Renew Island & Curbing Restoration

Fuel Island & Curbing Restoration

Spring into 2017 – RENEW  Your Image!

Okay, so it’s not quite spring yet but nothing like getting a jump on things.  The RENEW restoration process is a quick, efficient and resilient monolithic spray-on coating that can have your fuel islands and curbing looking like new in no time, backed by a 5-year warranty!

 

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    •  Coating at over 1/4 inch thickness
    • Dries to the touch in 10 seconds

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  • Impervious to salts and petrochemicals
  • UV stable (will not fade from sunlight)
  • Guaranteed to not rust, peel, warp or fade

 

 

If you are unfamiliar with  RENEW,  they will be one of the vendors at our 2017 Make Your Station Safe Again Trade Show on March 29 & 30, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI.  This is a free event featuring nearly 50 booths with over 60 manufacturers, 6 seminars with 5 offering product certifications!  Click here to register online.

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If you wish to learn more about RENEW and their Spring Special or the Kennedy Trade Show, call us at 1.800.451.4021.

We appreciate your continued support!

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