5 Reasons Fuel-Site Water Intrusion Is Increasing

It is a pretty well known fact that most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water so to say it permeates our existence is an understatement.

While this liquid is essential to our existence, it also wreaks havoc on many man-made systems it comes in contact with and in our world of petroleum, it would be classified as a super villain!

And while our industry has been reacting to the havoc water causes for more than a century to develop better ways to keep it out of refueling systems, water intrusion has INCREASED in refueling systems!

Ed KammererThe following is an excerpt, written by Ed Kammerer that appeared in the September, 2018 edition of the Fuel Market News.  Ed is the Director of Global Product Management for OPW, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA. He can be reached at ed.kammerer@opwglobal.com. OPW is leading the way in fueling solutions and innovations worldwide. OPW delivers product excellence and the most comprehensive line of fueling equipment and services to retail and commercial fueling operations around the globe. For more information on OPW, please go to OPWGlobal.com.

Below are some of the highlights pulled from Ed’s article.

OPW War on Water Intrusion

Why the increase??

Here are some explanations:

  • Changes In Fuel Chemistry
  • Changes In The Fuel Distribution Infrastructure
  • Installation Procedures

OPW is Waging War on Water Intrusion

By offering:

  • Composite Multiports with Watertight Lids and Covers
  • Composite Manhole Covers
  • Sealable Cover Spill Containers
  • No-Drill Dispenser Loop Sumps
  • No-Drill Tank Sumps

You can read Ed’s full article by clicking here.

 

JWK Shop By ImageIn our ongoing efforts to simplify finding and buying retail petroleum refueling equipment and replacement parts, nothing quite does it like image driven content to help guide your selections. If you are on a desktop or laptop, use your mouse to scroll around the image below to discover the links to many of OPW’s watertight and other line of products found in our online store.
JWK Blog Editor’s Note: OPW is constantly adding products to their line and we are always adding and removing products from our web store.  While the below image is tied to hundreds of OPW products in our webstore, we are still linking products to the various categories represented in the below graphic and have not linked any OPW Fuel Management Products as of this writing. Product offerings linked to this grpahic will continue to expand over time. Thank you.

If you have any further questions about water intrusion, OPW ‘s line of watertight products or would like to place an order, do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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Here are Key Takeaways from Gas Buddy’s Latest Foot Traffic Report

Gas Buddy $$Every year, GasBuddy performs quarterly foot-traffic analyses related to the fuel retail industry, providing retailers with valuable insights so they can optimize their business for increased sales and growth.

In its latest study, the company examined more than 20 million consumer trips to gas stations between July 1st, 2018 and September 30th, 2018. Continue reading

TMS4000 – Pneumercator’s Latest Addition to the TMS Family of Tank Management Systems

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TMS4000 Tank Management Systems

The TMS4000 is the first touchscreen-based system in the industry available for both indoor and outdoor installation that does not require any type of secondary enclosure or supplemental heating or cooling.

 

 

The 10.4″ large, color SVGA display provides and easy-to-use graphical interface, providing real-time tank data in three distinct formats:

  1. Easy-to-read meters
  2. Detailed spreadsheet
  3. Quick-view bar graphs

Each format is user-configurable and the spreadsheet display prioritizes active or alarming tanks to the top of the window. Leak sensor statuses and alarm acknowledgement are just one touch away.  Simply put, the easiest to navigate in the industry!

And don’t worry if you are an existing TMS2000 or TMS3000 user; Pneumercator thought of you too!  The TMS4000 was designed to work with all your existing probes and sensors, and even your plug-in option cards!

The TMS4000, next generation ATG from Pneumercator designed and built to the same high performance and reliability Pneumercator TMS4000 USBstandards Pneumercator has been manufacturing for over 100 years.

  • Support for up to 48 precision, dual-float magnetostrictive  probes or varying combination of level probes and leak sensors
  • Plug-In I/O Cards provide up to 64 input/output options
  • Standard communications Intefaces:
    • Ethernet TCP/IP
    • USB host and client
    • RS232 (2 standard – expandable to 6)
    • RS485TMS4000 Printer
    • Single, dual or quad ModBus
    • 4-20ma
    • With support for other industrial protocols
  • Full glass touchscreen display
    • Chemically treated
    • 7H hardness
    • high durability and extreme clarity
    • outdoor installation
    • glove-touchable
    • guaranteed not to fog
  • Dedicated LED’s:
    • POWER
    • NORMALPneumercator TMSmobile App for Android
    • ALARM
  • Touch Buttons:
    • ALARM ACKNOWLEDGE
    • Display Brightness
  • TMSmodible app for Android smartphones
  • Email and SMS message alerts
  • … And checkout the many other features if you click here to view the TMS4000 product brochure ( TMS4000 product brochure in Espanol)

TMS4000 Sample ReportClick on the Pneumercator logo to view all Pneumercator currently on our site.  You will find a portion of Pneumercator’s currently offerings, with more being added to the site every day.  If you can’t find it on our site, by all means call us at 1.800.238.1225 or send us an email because if Pneumercator sells it, we can get it!  Click any of the above TMS4000 system images to see the TMS4000 in our web store.

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Husky Corporation’s Recommendations for Hanging Hardware Inspection After a Flood

Husky LogoFuel dispensing equipment that is submerged during a flood can become damaged. After the water has receded, it is important to thoroughly inspect the equipment to make sure it will operate safely. Husky Corporation would like to offer Flooded Pumpsome recommendations.

A fueling site that has equipment that has been partially or entirely submerged should inspect and evaluate their equipment.

Hoses (whip and curb) should be cleaned and inspected. Replace the hose if there is corrosion on the fittings. Replace the hose if there are cracks, delamination, kinks, tears or punctures.

Breakaways and combos should be cleaned and inspected. Replace the breakaway if there is corrosion around where the male is inserted into the sleeve. Mag-Breaks® should be separated and inspected for any corrosion or debris and then reconnected.

Swivels should be cleaned and inspected. Replace the swivel if there is corrosion in or around any of the joints. Replace if the swivel doesn’t rotate freely or the rotation feels gritty.

Nozzles should be replaced if they have been partially or completely submerged. Any that have not been underwater should be cleaned and inspected. If there is debris or damage inside the spout or vent tube opening, the nozzle should be replaced.

Flooded Pump 2-When checking the equipment by flowing fuel, if it is apparent there has been water inside the hose or nozzle, replace all the hanging hardware.

For any equipment that wasn’t replaced, it is recommended to re-evaluate the equipment every month to inspect for any flood related damage or corrosion that may have grown over time.

If you have any further questions or would like to order replacement hanging hardware, call us at 1.800.238.1225 .  You can find many of Husky’s great products along with thousands of others ready to purchase through our online store today!

 

 

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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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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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Morrison Brothers Announces the Launch of the 1518 & 1618 Mechanical Tank Gauges

In October of 2017, Morrison Brothers introduced 2 new mechanical tank gauges at the NACS-PEI Show and is currently building up production levels with an initial supply of units ready to ship for any of your April projects.

Morrison Brothers 1518 Mechanical Tank Gauge1518 Mechanical Tank Gauge

Click here to view the 1518 PDF Spec Sheet
1518-2500AG List Price: $608.00
Application

The 1518 mechanical tank gauge is designed to mount on top of horizontal and vertical tanks up to 25’ in height and provides a readout in feet and inches.
Features and Details
• Viewable up to 25’ in tank height
• Easy to read from wide viewing angle
• Easy to install and calibrate
• Installs through 2” schedule 40 pipe or 2” tank bung
• Vapor is contained to prevent lens fogging
Materials of Construction
• Body… Cast aluminum
• Gears and gear cogs… Acetal
• Hardware (including captive screws on front cover)… Stainless
• Float… Stainless
• Cable… Stainless

*Model 1519 single point alarm option will be available in Fall 2018. It will be compatible with 918 battery and AC powered tank alarm boxes.

 

1618 Mechanical Vertical Tank GaugesMorrison Brothers 1618 Mechanical Vertical Tank Gauge

Click here to view the 1618 PDF Spec Sheet
1618 Models List Price Range: $1,198.00 – $1,598.00.
The 1618-0167AB Tank Mount Bracket List Price: $63.00
Application

The 1618 mechanical tank gauge is designed for vertical tanks up to 50’ in height and provides a readout in feet and inches at ground level.
Features and Details
• 30’+ line of sight viewing distance
• Easy to read from wide viewing angle
• Easy to install with single vertical pipe connection
• Easy to calibrate
• Installs through 2” schedule 40 pipe or 2” tank bung
• Vapor is contained to prevent lens fogging
• Mounting options
° Foot base
° Tank mount bracket for easy attachment to Uni-Strut Channel or
other tank brackets
Materials of Construction
• Body… Cast aluminum
• Gears and gear cogs… Acetal
• Hardware (including captive screws on front cover)… Stainless
• Float… Stainless
• Cable… Stainless
• Pulleys… Cast aluminum

*Model 1619 single point alarm option will be available in Fall 2018. It will be compatible with 918 battery and AC powered tank alarm boxes.

 

At this time, we do not stock the 1518 or the 1618 or have them listed on our website yet because they are so new but we can order and ship it direct to you from the factory if you need it need it quickly!   If you have any further questions or would like to place an order for the Morrison Brothers 1518 or 1618, please call us at 1.800.451.4021!

 

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JWK Overstock Online Specials Update!

Black Knight Mechanical Tank GaugeOver 100 Products from Dozens of Manufacturers2018 First Quarter Overstock Specials

We have added a number of products to our online OVERSTOCK SPECIALS at drastically reduced prices, ranging from 30% to 75% off manufacturer’s suggested list price, more than a few well below our cost!

Save big on anything from overfill prevention valves, lighting products, dispensers, pumps, meters,  containment products, repair kits, graphics, replacement electronic boards and more from brands such as, APT, Bravo, Fill-Rite, Gasoline Advertising Products, Gilbarco, Husky, Evertite,, LSI Lighting, NOV (Ameron & A.O.Smith), OPW, Scully, Veeder Root and others.

The BJ Enterprises 99″ Black Knight liquid level tank gauge w/ horizontal float with a list price of $233.17 that we typically sell online for $163.20, ONLINE NOW FOR ONLY $136.00*!

Check back constantly as we are always adding to our overstock specials and reducing prices throughout the year.

And here are just a handful of the current special deals you’ll find on our
OVERSTOCK SPECIALS Page:
Item List
Price
Regular
Online
Price
Now
Only
Discount
381 Nation Spencer Barrel Pump 381 National Spencer Barrel Pump $47.70 $33.71
$11.93*
75% Off
List Price!
346DI Morrison Brothers External Emergency Valve 346DI-0600AV
Morrison Brothers 3″ Ductile Iron External Emergency Valve
$604.05 $463.91
$145.20*
75% Off
List Price!
LSI Lixington Decorative Pedestrian Area Light 580207 Crossover Lexington Decorative Pedestrain and Area LED Light Fixture $1,600.00 $1,280.00 $800.00* 50% Off
List Price!
CWSVH45BL CWS Service Station Vacuum 15' x 2" Hose CWSVH45BL CWS Service Station Vacuum 15′ x 2″ Hose $66.20 $22.07 $16.55* 75% Off
List Price!
M01047A007 Gilbarco Right Nozzle Boot Assembly w/ Lift To Start Lever M01047A007 Gilbarco Right Nozzle Boot Assembly w/ Lift To Start Lever $189.32 $143.88 $94.66* 50% Off
List Price!
*While supplies last

If you have any questions about any of the products you find on our overstock specials page, feel free to call us at 1.800.238.1225!

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Franklin Fueling Systems Launches Cable Tight Wire Management System

FFS Cable Tight Wire Management System

FFS Cable TightTM Product Launch

Franklin Fueling Systems is on  a tear at the moment as they launch new products and now a line of products under the Cable TightTM brand.  The Cable TightTM wire management system boasts the ability to provide a true watertight end-to-end solution for electrical, sensor, and data wire management. Like Franklin’s UPP products, it is an electrofusion welding installation process that creates one seamless system from the HDPE-constructed electrical conduit, entry seals to sumps.

Highly Flexible Cable Tight

Highly Flexible, Highly Durable

Available in 3/4″ and 1″ in rolls of 1000′ and 1500′ coils,  Cable TightTM ‘s  highly durable and corrosion resistant materials won’t crack if bent, shatter if hit with a tool or stepped on in cold weather installations after it’s been laid out on a busy job site.FFS Cable Tight Website

Along with a plethora of configurations, options, tools and information, you’ll find everything you need to get the job done in nearly the same time it takes to install PVC conduit.  Franklin has not only created a Cable Tight System website that includes videos and downloads but you can also find Cable Tight under the new Wire Management section of the Franklin Fueling website.

 

Check out the Cable TightTM overview and installation videos:

Real Contractors, Real Reactions:

Polyethylene Sump System Overview:

Fiberglass Sump System Overview:

Polyethylene Sump Installation:

Fiberglass Sump Installation:

Dispenser Sump Installation:

Cable TightTM technical tools:

If you are interested in learning more or to place an order for the Cable TightTM System, please contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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