New OPW 3D Free Product App

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OPW Retail Fueling App Screenshots

Sample Screens from OPW Retail Fueling App

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!

OPW 71SO/71SO-T OPV Upper Drop Tube Calculator

Sample screenshots of OPW 71SO/71SO-T OPV Upper Drop Tube Calculator

Throw away those bulky books and catalogs (well, not really) and download the OPW 3D Product App today from Google Play for Android or the Apple store for iPhones!

 

You can find many great OPW products in the John W. Kennedy Company online store and if you don’t find what you are looking for, call us at 1.800.238.1225

OPW Retail Fueling Components OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Engineered Systems

 

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Tag PEI During OSHA Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 12-18

Safe and SoundPEI wants members to tag PEI in their safety-related social media posts Aug. 12-18 during Safe + Sound Week. That week, the U.S. Department of Labor, workers and job creators nationwide will raise awareness about workplace safety.

The goal is to get all U.S. employers to implement workplace safety initiatives and highlight how workers improve safety.

Companies that want to participate in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week may download OSHA suggestions for activities here. The OSHA multimedia toolkit includes downloadable logos, decals, a participant badge and banner and certificate templates.

PEI encourages member companies to share their Safe + Sound Week activities on social media using the following hashtags and handles:
• #SafeAndSoundAtWork
• @PEInewsfeed
• @petroleumequipmentinstitute
• #petroleumequipmentinstitute

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for working U.S. adults by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Click here to view the full August 2019 PEI Safe Practices document

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HEALY 800 SERIES ORVR NOZZLES DISCONTINUED IN THE U.S. MARKET

FFS Healy 800 ORVR NozzleEffective July 3, 2019, Franklin Fueling Systems is discontinuing the sale of HEALY™ 800 Series Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) nozzles in the United States.

The HEALY™ 800 Series ORVR nozzle was designed and primarily sold in Texas to support the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s requirement for Stage II vapor recovery (VR) with ORVR capability. Texas has ended the requirement for Stage II Vapor Recovery, and the deadline for replacing Stage II hanging hardware with conventional industry standard hanging hardware was August 8, 2018.

Please contact us at 1.800.451.4021 if you need assistance with transitioning to another vapor recovery nozzle option from the HEALY™ 800 Series ORVR Nozzle.

Additionally, Franklin Fueling Systems will be discontinuing the 800 Core Return Program at this time.

Click here to see the Franklin Fueling official bulletin.

 

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Verifone – VASC Field Service Bulletin: Secure Pump Pay & Smart Pump Access

VASC Field Service Bulletin

Verifone MX760 & MX700 Secure Pump PayOVERVIEW

Verifone announced in August 2014 that they entered an agreement with Gilbarco such that Gilbarco would become the integrator, distributor and service provider for all Verifone’s forecourt payment systems. Any pre-partnership commitments and agreements would continue to be honored in respect to Verifone’s Paymedia (Secure Pump Pay program).Verifone Smart Pump Access

During this time, Verifone’s new strategy with Gilbarco would be to continue to collaborate and engineer products sold under the Gilbarco sales channel. The current product is known as Flexpay IV and is exclusively available from Gilbarco for use with their model dispensers and retrofit kits.

Verifone stopped producing its Secure Pump Pay product line in July 2016 and existing inventory on- hand was used to fulfill existing contractual commitments. Beginning September 30th, 2019 only clients who are under existing contracts will receive support and repair from Verifone for their SPP devices. This includes the
Secure Pump Access (SPA) device.

Verifone’s mission is to deliver high-quality payment solutions based on powerful new technologies that lower your cost of ownership and enhance the efficiency of your operations. Verifone looks forward to helping you meet outdoor EMV and other increasingly complex regulatory, compliance and security requirements.

COMPLIANCE INFORMATION

Visa’s U.S. deadline for EMV for dispensers is currently set at October 1, 2020. Additionally, the Verifone SPP is certified either to the PCI 1.x or 2.x standard and both have now been succeeded by versions 3, 4, and 5. SPP PCI 1.x devices should be replaced as soon as feasible because of possible vulnerability based on the age of the device. These are primary reasons Verifone has been forced to phase out repair services for the SPP.

Learn more about Gilbarco’s FlexPay IV by click here or on the image below.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

You can contact us at 1.800.238.1225 to obtain a compatible solution to replace SPP equipment and choose a compatible EMV-enabled product. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or equipment needs to meet EMV requirements as well as any of your other refueling equipment needs. 

And please visit our online store where we have thousands of products ready to ship the same day (for orders received prior to 3PM Eastern Time) and what you can’t find, please call us at 1.800.238.1225 as we have access tens of thousands of products from hundreds of vendors.
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REVISED!! MassDEP fact sheet – Frequently Asked Questions: Stage I Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Systems.

MassDEP

From the desk of: Jeff Gifford, MassDEP, Bureau of Air & Waste, Stage I Vapor Recovery Program, 1 Winter St., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02108, Phone: 617-556-1144

Attention: Stage I Facility Owners & Operators:

The MassDEP Stage I Fact Sheet, Frequently Asked Questions: Stage I Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Systems has been revised and is now posted on the MassDEP Stage I Program website at the following link: https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-stage-i-ii-vapor-recovery-program

The revised fact sheet is located near the top of the website under the “News & Updates” and “Additional Resources” section.

A number of the questions / answers on the fact sheet were revised.

 

 

Please note: For Question 5, “What is the deadline to upgrade my Stage I Pre-EVR system to a Stage I EVR System?”, the answer to this question has been revised as follows:

 

5. What is the deadline to upgrade my Stage I Pre-EVR system to a Stage I EVR system?

GDFs that are exempt from installing Stage I EVR until the tanks are replaced
GDFs with existing gasoline tanks with “coaxial” Stage I systems are not required to upgrade to a Stage I EVR system until the existing gasoline tanks are removed and replaced with new gasoline tanks.

GDFs that must install Stage I EVR at installation
GDFs that install new gasoline tanks or a new Stage I system after January 2, 2015 must install a Stage I EVR system.

GDFs that must upgrade to Stage I EVR by January 2, 2022
GDFs with existing gasoline tanks with “dual-point” Stage I, and pre-EVR “screw-on” spill and vapor buckets,must install a Stage I EVR system by January 2, 2022.

GDFs that are not required to upgrade to Stage I EVR until after January 2, 2022
GDFs with existing gasoline tanks with “dual-point” Stage I, and Pre-EVR “slip-on” spill and vapor buckets, are not required to upgrade to a Stage I EVR system until the “Slip-on” spill or vapor buckets must be repaired or replaced, at which time StageI EVR spill and vapor buckets must be installed.

 

If you have any questions regarding the revised Stage I EVR fact sheet or the Stage I Vapor Recovery program please contact Jeff Gifford at jeffrey.gifford@mass.gov.

 

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ATTENTION!! – JWK Orlando, FL Branch MOVING To A New Location on March 11, 2019!

New JWK FL Branch Location: 501 Persimmon Ave, Sanford FL 32771

New JWK Florida branch location at 501 Persimmon Ave, Sanford FL 32771

We are moving from our current location of 3320 Vineland Road, Suite C, ORLANDO, FL to a new location at 501 Persimmon Ave, Sanford FL.

UPDATE 3/6/2019 –  Operations at 3320 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL will be severely limited on Friday, 3/8/2019.  Please make arrangements with our Florida location ASAP at 1.877.835.8885 if you need anything over the next week as both locations will be in a state of flux for a bit.

Our last day of operation at 3320 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL will be on Friday, March 8, 2019 and we will re-open on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 501 Persimmon Ave,  Sanford FL 32771.

During the move, phone calls will be rerouted to our main office in East Providence, RI.  Phone and Internet services are expected to be operational by the end of business on Monday, March 11, 2019.  If you have any questions about picking up orders and equipment during the move, please contact our Florida branch at 1.877.835.8885 or call us in Rhode Island at 1.800.451.4021.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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UPDATED 3/19: How to Properly Clean Gilbarco Dispensers

Gilbarco Encore 700

JUST ADDED 3/18/2019: Gilbarco has just released a new document on how to properly clean your diuspensers. Download it here!

Every so often we get asked, “what’s the proper way to clean a dispenser?”  Like anything exposed to the elements, it is going to get dirty and using the improper cleaning techniques or cleaning agents could lead to further damage.    Just like washing your car will extend the luster and life of your vehicle, so will periodically cleaning your dispensers!

Technicians are not responsible to clean dispensers on service calls as this is typically a task that is performed by the station owner/manager.  But it is important that a technician recognize when improper cleaning agents and procedures being implemented by the station show the signs of chemical attack or damage so they can then inform the customer that their methods are doing more harm than good..

 

Gilbarco has put together a document, Proper Cleaning of Dispensers that you can view and download here.

View the full maintenance instructions from MDE-3893 Encore and Eclipse Owner’s Manual here.

It is always extremely important you follow the manufacturer’s recommended procedures, replacement parts and cleaning agents to properly maintain your dispensers to keep them in the most optimal working condition and looking good!  Not only will it cut down on your repair expenses but proper maintenance and cleaning will in crease traffic to your location when it’s looking good and working like a charm.

You can also find and buy replacement parts for your Gilbarco Dispensers in our web store.

Whether you are looking to maintain your station or build one from the ground up, we carry a complete line of products from the top manufacturers in our industry. Thousands of products can be found online at johnwkennedyco.com and if you don’t find what you are looking for there, call us at 1.800.238.1225.

 

 

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URGENT: ALL current GVR Safety Certifications will expire December 31, 2018 – Take Action Now To Stay Certified!!

JWK Technical Training ClassesURGENT: ALL current GVR Safety Certifications will expire December 31, 2018, regardless of when the certification was taken!!

As of January 1, 2019, technicians will be required to have the API Safety Certification in the USA and the POST Safety Certification in Canada.

 

You can read the updated Gilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification Sequence document here to learn about the latest changes to the GVR requirements.

You can also see the updated API/POST document here that includes link to the:
USA Safety Requirement API WorkSafe site: https://worksafe.api.org/DesktopDefault.aspx
Canada Safety Requirement POST Training site: https://learn.posttraining.ca/login/index.php

View our updated our 2019 Tech Training Class Schedule here.

Download the updated 2019 JWK Tech Training Enrollment form here.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact Chris Bedard, our GVR Certified Trainer at ceb@jwkemail.com or call Chris at 1.855-978-6737.

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OPW Introduces the ElectroTite Tank Sump – No Drill DRY Sump Technology

OPW ElectroTite - Is your site underwater? OPW is proud to introduce their newest Watertight Wonder, the ElectroTite Tank Sump

Developed in the collaborative engineering labs of FlexWorks and Fibrelite, OPW’s latest tank sump innovation is the most watertight system on the planet and features no drill dry sump technology. The ElectroTite ships factory-installed with conduit ports and an electrical wiring box, which eliminates tank sump leak points at site installation.

By becoming conduit-entry-fitting-free, the market’s most watertight tank sump is now the most innovative. Extremely versatile, the ElectroTite is available in a wide variety of models to accommodate virtually any tank sump application.

A few of the many innovative features and benefits include:

  • Sealed conduit threads on outside of sump – enter above water table.
  • UL-Listed, explosion-proof junction box allows space to reroute. communication wires and loop additional sensors without entering sump. Junction box is also used for wiring seal off.
  • The “Kwik Wire” junction box is partitioned and allows for high voltage and sensor wires in same box.
  • Reduces the number of entry and leak points into sump.

In the meantime, check out the ElectroTite resources below:

 

ElectroTite Data Sheet

 

The sump will be on display at the PEI-NACS show in Las Vegas, October 7-10. Stop by the OPW booth (7021) at the show and see the sump in person and talk with the OPW team about this exciting new innovation!

Please feel free to contact us as well with any questions about the ElectroTite tank sump or any other OPW product at 1.800.451.4021.

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3 Things Every Retailer Needs to Know about the 2018 EPA Regulations

Our friends at OPW would just like to kindly remind everyone that the EPA’s new Environmental Testing Regulations go into full effect on October 13, 2018, and OPW has a full line of products that are compatible with the 4 major regulatory requirements for new and existing Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems.

Watch the video below and learn more at opwglobal.com/epa-regulations!

 

Check out our blog post from August 2018, Are You Ready?? The Cost of Non-Compliance: You Can’t Afford It, containing OPW’s infographic that covers the history of UST Regulations.

You can find many of OPW’s great products in our web store and if you don’t find what you are looking for there or have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1.800.238.1225. 

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