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

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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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FFS PRO Tech Update: Nucleus-to-Passport Conversion and Fuel Management Certification

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Franklin Fueling’s FFS Pro service has published a tech update explaining the procedure of converting Wayne Nucleus systems to Gilbarco Passport systems.  Click here for a detailed description of the required part, documentation, and procedure.

 

 

 

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FFS Pro also gives you the opportunity to become certified on fuel management systems programming, including preparation, direct connection, network interface, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  Click here to get certified today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Set High and High High Alarms Without Using a Tank Chart

EVO™ Series software allows you to set the High and High High alarms without using tank charts to calculate percentages.  Click here to learn more.

 

 

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Get Certified on Fuel Management Software

Get certified on fuel management systems programming including preparation, direct connection, network interface, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

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New Overfill Prevention Guides from Franklin Fueling!

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Check out the latest installation guide from Franklin Fueling for their Defender Series overfill prevention valves:

In addition, members of the FFS PRO University service can become certified through their overfill prevention course.

If you have any questions about Franklin products, give us a call at 1-800-451-4021.

 

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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.

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  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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FFS PRO: University Tech Updates – Rigid Entry Boot Installation

 

 

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Franklin Fueling has released an update on the installation of APT rigid entry boots through FFS PRO: University.  Specifically, the Shared Learning resource reminds installers that there is no need to use any sealants on the APT boots during installation, and contains several other useful reminders and warnings.  In addition, the full installation guide for the rigid entry boots has been made available.

 

 

 

 

 

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Veeder-Root Releases Notice about TLS-450PLUS and TLS4 Series Consoles

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Veeder-Root has put out a marketing sales release pertaining to their TLS-450Plus and TLS4 Series automatic tank gauges.  The release details how certain TLS450Plus and TLS4 products are potentially at risk for a memory overrun condition, how it can effect the operation of the gauges, how to know which gauges are at risk, and how to prevent the condition.  Click here to view the official release from Veeder-Root.

 

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Stiction: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

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The Campus, the online technical news resource from Franklin Fueling’s FFS PRO University, has published an article detailing “stiction”, a term for static friction, between probes and floats and its effects on them.  When stiction occurs, it can cause the float to remain in its current position regardless of whether the product level rises or falls, thus leading to inaccurate readings and leak detection from the probe.  Stiction can occur when a probe is placed improperly or if the tank is tilted at an angle.  It can also be identified when tank levels remain constant for long periods followed by a sudden rapid increase or decrease in levels over a short period.

One of the easiest ways to prevent stiction is to ensure proper, plumb installation of probes, as well as keeping the probe and floats clean regularly.  Another solution, offered by Franklin themselves, is their new brand of INCON digital probes, which feature a vibration motor in the probe head which periodically activates to stave off stiction and mitigate its effects.

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You can read the full article here, and you can find out more about FFS PRO University by visiting the official site.

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Introducing Gilbarco FlexPay IV Hands-On Tech Training Course

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Chris Bedard, Kennedy Co. Technical Trainer, is now offering a one day Gilbarco FlexPay IV hands-on technician course.  Scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, the course will take place from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Mark A. Ring Memorial Training Facility.

 

 

Covered in this course will be an overview of the FlexPay IV system, as well as startup and configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  Cost of attendance is $300.00, and a few seats are still available.  Be sure to act fast, because these courses fill up quickly!  For a list of prerequisite certifications, required materials, and directions to the facility as well as a list of local hotels, visit the page for the course on our site.

 

 

 

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Careless Backfilling from The Campus of FFS PRO University

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Reproduced from FFS PRO Campus article: https://ffsprocampus.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/common-installer-issues-careless-backfill/

 

Careless Backfill

In the images seen here, professional contractors carefully followed all of the guidelines to ensure a high quality UPP™ pipework system installation. However, when the time came to add backfill beneath the tank chambers the contractor was less careful. The backfilling  knocked the pipe out of position, dislodged spacers and contaminated open entry seals and other fittings with backfill material.To ensure a top-quality installation, UPP® pipework systems should be installed according to the guidelines below and the installation documents referenced at the end of this article:

  • Important: Do not use mechanical compactors such as vibrating plates or road rollers around tank chambers and dispenser sumps. Use a manual compactor to compact the backfill around the base of the sump. Do not compact the backfill above the tank chamber base. To prevent the riser from deforming, make sure the tank lid is closed and secured before you back fill the area from the top of the tank chamber base to the top of the riser.
  • Acceptable backfill materials for UPP® pipe systems are:
    • Well-rounded pea gravel from 3 mm (0.12 inches) to 20 mm (0.79 inches).
    • Crushed rock from 3 mm (0.12 inches) to 16 mm (0.63 inches).
    • Clean washed sand.
  • Acceptable backfill materials for tank chambers are the following Class I and II materials, per ASTM d-2321:
    • Class IA materials include angular, open-graded, clean, manufactured aggregate that contain little or no fines such as crushed stone or crushed cinders or shells.
    • Class IB materials include angular, dense-graded, clean, processed aggregate such as Class IA materials mixed with sand and gravel to minimize migration.
    • Class II materials include clean, coarse-grained soils that contain little or no fines such as gravel, gravel-sand mixtures, and well and poorly graded sands.
  • Shovel slicing (cutting the backfill with a shovel) is the recommended way to compact Class I and II materials. To improve compaction, slightly wet the backfill, but do not saturate the material or flood the trench.
  • Before an installation, add a 15 cm (6 inch) bed of backfill under the pipes. Make sure the backfill is not contaminated and that there are no voids under or around the pipe.
  • If the tank chamber overhangs the tank containment collar, add enough backfill around the underside of the chamber so that it is fully supported.
  • If the UPP® pipe exceeds 12 m (39 ft), lay it in a series of large curves not straight lines. (Uncoiled pipe will settle into a natural curve.)
  • Make sure pipes are separated from each other by at least the diameter of the largest pipe.
  • If pipes cross each other, make sure they are separated by at least as much backfill material as the diameter of the largest pipe or are protected by at least 25 mm (1 inch) of expanded polystyrene.

contaminated open entry sealsWithout following the correct procedures the backfill material would then need to be removed from sumps, chambers and open fittings and the pipework levels would need to be reset, with all spacers replaced. This would take a considerable amount of time and delay the installation, with all the associated financial costs that implies. It is important that all parties involved understand the care and attention to detail that go into a smooth and problem-free installation. A simple but careless mistake can have big implications.

Resources:

Technical Bulletin: Backfill Requirements and Specifications: http://www.franklinfueling.com/media/671398/tb0616-03-backfill-requirements-and-specifications.pdf
UPP® Piping Installation Guide Overview, Franklin Fueling Systems http://www.franklinfueling.com/media/381133/408001016-r5-upp-piping-install.pdf
Polyethylene Tank Chamber / Sump Installation, Franklin Fueling Systems http://www.franklinfueling.com/media/344841/408001028-r3-upp-tank-sump-install.pdf

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