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:
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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.

 

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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.

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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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FFS Pro Tech Update

FFS Pro Tech Update

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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.

 

 

FFS Pro Fuel Management Software

 

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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APT Rigid Entry Boot

 

 

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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