UPDATED: URGENT SAFETY RECALL: OPW SWIVEL CONNECTORS!!!

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The previous recall affecting the 241TPS series swivel has now been extended to the 20S 3/4 and 1 inch swivels!! 

This pertains only to the specific swivels and hose kits identified in the latest OPW Recall Alert and does not pertain to other OPW swivel models or products.

Below is the JWK Blog post dated March 24, 2017 from the previous recall posted about the OPW 241TPS Series and 36S swivel models.

An issue has been identified at an OPW supplier which has led to the immediate stoppage of sales of OPW swivel connector models 241 TPS Series and 36S with stamped manufacture dates between January 2013 and March 2017. This applies to 3/4 and 1 inch swivels. The specific models and date codes are listed on the Recall Alert as well as a list of the specific parts numbers affected.

OPW has identified a concern with a retaining rod used in the affected swivel connectors. In certain rare cases, the retaining rod may not perform as expected, resulting in unintended separation at the swivel connections, presenting a risk of fuel spillage. Additionally, while regulations and warnings prohibit the presence of ignition sources at the pump, there is a potential fire hazard if an ignition source is nevertheless present. Because the quality and safety of OPW products is paramount, they are stopping sales and recalling of all potentially affected swivels, effective immediately.

This communication pertains only to the specific swivels and hose kits identified on the Recall Alert and does not pertain to other OPW swivel models or products.

Here is an excerpt from the recall alert stressing the need to take immediate action on this recall notification:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:

  • Inspect your gas pumps and identify any OPW swivel connectors with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • Remove or replace all swivels with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • If the swivel was installed as part of a hose kit, only the swivel needs to be replaced, not the entire hose kit.
  • Register for the recall using the https://OpwSwivelRecall.expertinquiry.com website or by calling 1-866-562-5931 between 9am and 5pm EST Monday through Friday. You must provide contact information and certain information to identify the affected swivels to be replaced.
  • OPW will directly ship new, alternative swivels to replace your recalled swivels.
  • Tag and dispose of the recalled swivels per the instructions provided with your
    new swivels.
  • REMOVE OR REPLACE AND DO NOT REUSE RECALLED SWIVELS. THERE IS A RISK OF FIRE, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY, AND DEATH + Add New Category .

OPW regrets this inconvenience to you and your business and appreciates your patience as we work to ensure the safety and quality of our products.

If you have any further questions, please contact us immediately at 1.800.451.4021

We appreciate your continued business and support. We hope to see you next Wednesday, March 29th at our Make Your Station Safe Again Trade Show!

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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!

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

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FFSPRO Tech Update: Reuse Setup Files to Speed Up ATG Programming

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Work Smarter, Not Harder – Reuse Setup Files To Save Time

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Did you know when you are installing a new automatic tank gauge, or reprogramming an existing system, you can save time by copying the setup files from an existing, similar fuel management system?

Click here to find out how to leverage off of existing setup files to program new or reprogram existing T-5/550/5000 or TS-550/5000 evo systems.

 
FFSPRO FMS Training
Not an FFSPRO Certified Fuel Management Systems Technician yet? Well look no further an get certified online today! Click here to get your FFSPRO FMS certification!

 

 
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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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URGENT SAFETY RECALL: OPW SWIVEL CONNECTORS!!!

OPW Corporate LogoRECALLAn issue has been identified at an OPW supplier which has led to the immediate stoppage of sales of OPW swivel connector models 241 TPS Series and 36S with stamped manufacture dates between January 2013 and March 2017. This applies to 3/4 and 1 inch swivels. The specific models and date codes are listed on the Recall Alert as well as a list of the specific parts numbers affected.

OPW has identified a concern with a retaining rod used in the affected swivel connectors. In certain rare cases, the retaining rod may not perform as expected, resulting in unintended separation at the swivel connections, presenting a risk of fuel spillage. Additionally, while regulations and warnings prohibit the presence of ignition sources at the pump, there is a potential fire hazard if an ignition source is nevertheless present. Because the quality and safety of OPW products is paramount, they are stopping sales and recalling of all potentially affected swivels, effective immediately.

This communication pertains only to the specific swivels and hose kits identified on the Recall Alert and does not pertain to other OPW swivel models or products.

Here is an excerpt from the recall alert stressing the need to take immediate action on this recall notification:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:

  • Inspect your gas pumps and identify any OPW swivel connectors with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • Remove or replace all swivels with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • If the swivel was installed as part of a hose kit, only the swivel needs to be replaced, not the entire hose kit.
  • Register for the recall using the https://OpwSwivelRecall.expertinquiry.com website or by calling 1-866-562-5931 between 9am and 5pm EST Monday through Friday. You must provide contact information and certain information to identify the affected swivels to be replaced.
  • OPW will directly ship new, alternative swivels to replace your recalled swivels.
  • Tag and dispose of the recalled swivels per the instructions provided with your
    new swivels.
  • REMOVE OR REPLACE AND DO NOT REUSE RECALLED SWIVELS. THERE IS A RISK OF FIRE, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY, AND DEATH.

OPW regrets this inconvenience to you and your business and appreciates your patience as we work to ensure the safety and quality of our products.

If you have any further questions, please contact us immediately at 1.800.451.4021

We appreciate your continued business and support.  We hope to see you next Wednesday, March 29th at our Make Your Station Safe Again Trade Show!

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Red Jacket – MAXXUM ‘PIGTAIL’ PART NUMBER & COLOR CHANGE

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The Red Jacket Maxxum ‘Pigtail’ connector will transition to a new UL approved connector with a black grommet. This connector change will phase in over the summer. No other characteristics of this part are changing and either connector can be used with confidence on any 6” Maxxum/Big Flo/High Capacity job site.

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Please refer to Manual part nos. 577014-089 or D051-301 for full details concerning installation, operation and maintenance requirements.
As part of our continued roll out of Maxxum improvements in 2014 and 2015, the following part number changes apply. Customer Service will work with you to provide uninterrupted access to parts as we complete the transition from the old to the new part numbers.

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As always, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 with any questions.


We appreciate your business and thank you for your continued support!

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Passport Product Alert: Okidata Laser Printer – Troubleshooting Tip

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Are you experiencing excessive paper jams with the Okidata Laser Report Printer? If so, this may be caused by the use of recycled printer paper – Use of this type of paper will cause excessive jams that may damage the printer. Many recycled papers are not designed for laser printers and do not meet the minimum specifications for laser printer paper.

Recommendation:
If you are using recycled paper, the TRAY 1 MEDIA TYPE in the MEDIA MENU should be set to RECYCLE. Use only recycled paper specific for laser printers that does not exceed 50% post-consumer content.

Feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 with any questions.


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FFS TB0415: Shared Learning – Electrofusion Entry Seal installation

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Sealing Electrofusion Entry Seals

The Electrofusion Entry Seal welds the pipe and chamber together. When the welding is done correctly, the parts become one homogeneous piece. There is no need and it is NOT recommended to add any sealant to the welded joints after the weld is completed. Sealant will only make it more difficult to repair if there is an issue with the weld. Any sealant is temporary and could possibly mask a problem with the weld. Franklin Fueling Systems does not support using sealant of any kind on the electrofusion weld seals or fittings.

Sealant Guide

General Rules

  • Electrofusion Entry Seals must follow the welding steps as outlined in Franklin Fueling Systems manual 408001007 for Electrofusion Welding Instructions. Failure to follow our install instructions puts you at risk of a faulty unreliable weld.
  •  Electrofusion fittings can be re-welded: The fitting must be fully cool and continuity must remain in the heating coil wires. Contact Franklin Fueling System Technical Support for re-welding instructions.
  • ALL entries into sumps and chambers must be perpendicular to entry face.
  • Sealants should never be used to do repairs on electrofusion welded joints.
  • Screws, rivets or other mechanical fasteners should never be used on these fittings.
  • If there is a leak after the fitting is installed, contact Franklin Fueling Systems Technical Support.

You can also download the PDF document:  http://www.franklinfueling.com/media/586462/TB0415-03-Shared-Learning_EF-Entry-Boot.pdf

Franklin Fueling Systems • 3760 Marsh Rd. • Madison, WI 53718 USA Tel: +1 608 838 8786 • 800 225 9787 • Fax: +1 608 838 6433 • www.franklinfueling.com

We appreciate your business and thank you for your continued support!  

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