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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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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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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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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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.

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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

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