Franklin Fueling Systems Introduces The New EVO Family of ATG’s

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Franklin Fueling bids farewell to INCON

The EVOTM Series ATG

In the next step of their evolution, Franklin Fueling Systems bids farewell to the INCON brand to welcome their brandy-EVO Websitespanking new, EVO TM Series of automatic tank gauges with the launch of the EVOTM 200 and 400 to their existing lineup of world class ATG’s.

Checkout the EVO website to learn much more about the full lineup of EVO ATG’s. Offering datasheets, product brochures and presentations and much more on each system and which one best fits your needs.

You can also check out these videos on the EVO:

EVOTM Overview:

EVOTM User Interface Overview:

FFS PROTM Connect Overview:

FFS PROTM Site Building with EVOTM Overview :

EVOTM Technical Tools:

To learn more about the EVOTM Series, please contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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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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New UPP Installation from Franklin Fueling

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FFS Pro Electrofusion WeldingCheck out this new installation guide video from Franklin’s FFS Pro University, focusing on electrofusion welding for UPP piping, going through the entire process, including measuring, cutting, scraping, cleaning, marking, clamping, welding, and cooling:

 

 

 

Members of the FFS Pro University service can also become certified at installing UPP piping through their Forecourt Specialist: Pipework (UPP® Brand) course.

 

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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 Defender Series Spills Containers Now Available from Franklin Fueling

 

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Franklin Fueling Systems has announced the launch of a new group of below grade spill containers to their Defender Series line of overfill prevention and spill containment products.  These containers offer double wall protection and come with a gasketed lock-down lid inside an 18″ steel manway, and are available to order immediately.  For additional information, check out the official release from FFS PRO University, and for more information on the full Defender Series line including product information, datasheets, and other useful resources, head over to the official page on Franklin’s site.

For additional information or questions about Franklin products, be sure to call us at 1-800-451-4021.

 

 

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JWK Trade Show – March 29 & 30, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!!

Yes, it is that time once again when the John W. Kennedy Company presents our biennial trade show featuring over 40 manufacturers and representatives displaying the latest and greatest products and service to

Make Your Station Safe Again!

 

Show starts Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9AM until 4:30PM with 6 different certification and informational seminars provided by 6 different vendors. We invite you to join us for our cocktail reception immediately following the show’s conclusion on March 29th with entertainment provided by The Bianco Martinis.

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And if you can’t make it on March 29th, we invite you to attend our half day on March 30th from 9AM to Noon!

Here is a complete list of seminars being held on March 29th:

 

8:00AM – 9:00AM:

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OPW FlexWorks Piping Certification Training Seminar
OPW Best Practices and Contractor Installation Training teaches how to properly install OPW FlexWorks Piping and covers the following topics in depth:

  • FlexWorks Component and System Overview
  • Safety Requirements and Protocol
  • Proper Handling and Storage of Materials
  • Double Wall Delivery Piping
  • Double Wall Pipe Fittings
  • Pipe and Sump Entry Fittings
  • Testing and Maintenance Criteria
  • Contractor Training Requirements
  • Successful Completion of Training Carries 2-Year Certification

 

9:15AM – 10:15AM:

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Bravo Repair Fitting Certification
Entry Fitting Certification with cover:

  • How new regulations affect secondary containment
  • Bravo FRP retrofit certification training
  • Compliance with double wall monitored sumps.

 

10:30AM – 11:30AM:

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APT Piping Certification Seminar
Piping Certification seminar.
VERY IMPORTANT!! In order to receive your certification for this seminar, you will be required to take an online test with Franklin Fueling. If you do not already have one, you MUST create an FFS PRO University account with Franklin Fueling PRIOR to the show using a unique email address for each tech attending. To do so, please follow the guidelines in this document, CREATE AN FFS PRO UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT

 

11:45AM – 12:45PM:

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Diversified Products Repair Fitting Certification
Repair fitting certification.

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM:

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CSI Tank Installation Re-Certification Seminar
Tank Installation Re-Certification

 

2:30PM – 3:30PM:

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Gilbarco EMV
Gilbarco EMV informational seminar

Registration for the show and seminars IS REQUIRED!

We plan to open online registration in the coming days. Please watch this space for further notice!

 

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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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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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