Veeder-Root Wireless Pressurized Line Leak Detection EOL Notification

Wireless Pressurized Line Leak Detection (WPLLD)Wireless Pressurized Line Leak Detection (WPLLD) EOL

Back on may 10, 2021, Veeder-Root first announced the end of life for WPLLD systems and have just announced the same for WPLLD spare parts that will affect the global market.

Veeder-Root is recommending customers transition to the Digital Pressurized Line Leak Detection (DPLLD) system for those with or looking at the TLS4 series consoles and standard Pressurized Line Leak Detection (PLLD) for those with TLS-350 systems.Click on the link below to read the full notification and all systems and components that will be impacted.

CLICK HERE to read the full WPLLD EOL Notification!
Veeder-Root Global Markett

About DPLLD:

Digital Pressurized Line Leak Detection (DPLLD) provides 3.0 GPH hourly and optional 0.2 GPH and 0.1 GPH precision
line leak detection for the TLS-450PLUS.Veeder-Root Digital Pressurized Line Leak Detection (DPLLD)
Note: Reference End of Sale (EOS) – TLS-350 Series ATG Systems (5706047-391) for additional details on the TLS-350 Consoles and Spare Parts.


Well look no further – click on the Veeder-Root logo below to visit our web store, where we have hundreds of the most popular Veeder-Root items ready to buy in our webstore and if you can’t find it there, please contact us!
Veeder-Root logo

CLICK HERE to read the full WPLLD EOL Notification!

If you have any questions about this EOL notification or would like to receive a quote for DPLLD or PLLD , please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.

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


Veeder-Root: Combating Corrosion with Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms EG Group


Water ingress and corrosion of fueling equipment is a systemic problem that is becoming increasingly more complex with Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), the adoption of biofuels, and new engine technology that demands strict fuel quality. Most site owners are aware of this problem and are looking to take corrective and preventive steps against corrosion. When issues necessitate more-than-regular maintenance, it is time for action.

Cumberland Farms was actively seeking a solution to their corrosion challenges and were interested in trying out HydrX. Drawn to the product feature-set and comprehensive support of Veeder-Root, HydrX seemed like a no-brainer. The simplicity and support proved essential, as the HydrX test results spoke for themselves; especially during the unprecedented environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download the PDF of this case study: “Combating Corrosion with Cumberland Farms”
Also check out Is Water Hiding in Your Fueling System?

“The HydrX Fuel Conditioning System’s ability to remove standing water from the lowest point of a fuel tank coupled with our unique fuel filtering technology helps site owners avoid costly equipment failures and downtime caused by excessive corrosion.” 

         – Stephen Coppola, Global Product Manager, Veeder-Root


The systemic issues Cumberland Farms experienced at their initial HydrX installation site are not unique to the industry. When fuel, microbes, and water combine, the result is a corrosive environment.

Advancements in diesel fuel, particularly Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel and Biodiesel, create an environment where microbial growth can flourish. Water entry into the diesel storage environment is inherent in the process as it enters through leaky seals, flooded spill buckets, atmospheric moisture, and deliveries. Water entrained in a warmer fuel load may fall out of suspension when it enters the tank and cools down. It is the fuel-water interface that is central to microbial growth because the water provides a suitable environment for microbes to thrive within the underground storage tank.

For Cumberland Farms, that meant frequently troubleshooting emergency line leak test failures by replacing check valves, replacing dispenser filters due to slow flow, and even performing full STP replacement within 1.5 – 2 years from the date of installation.

Flooded Spill Buckets


Bung Corrosion

Jim Scholes, Senior Project Manager of Construction, and his team at Cumberland Farms, knew that HydrX could help optimize the health of their diesel tanks by reducing water contamination and the Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) that comes with it.

To fix these problems at the source, the Veeder-Root team began with a preliminary site inspection and evaluation. This included obtaining baseline fuel samples from the tank and nozzle, analyzing samples for baseline acidity and moisture content, and taking site measurements for the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System.

Site measurements were critical to understand how the tank was tilting. The Water Intake Device (WID) of HydrX is designed to extract water from the lowest point in the tank and is customized to work with the unique conditions at any site.

The fuel samples from the tank showed the expected symptoms for any site being affected by long-term water issues. There was visible corrosion on components exposed to the storage environment, and evidence of water and microbial growth in fuel samples obtained from the tank bottom.


HydrXSolving the water issues discovered during the site evaluation began with a tank cleaning prior to the installation of HydrX, in order to reset the tank to a healthy baseline and to ensure optimum performance of the system. A tank that is clean to start results in a lower cost of ownership due to less frequent filter replacements, component services, and/or fueling system maintenance.

Next, the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System was installed to provide continuous water removal within the diesel underground storage tank. This particular tank was tilted away from the STP sump, which put the stagnant water 22 feet away from the point of entry into the tank. The WID was sized to reach this lowest point of the tank, ensuring the stagnant water would be eliminated.

I definitely want to use HydrX going forward, I think it has value in the new construction environment. Even with a new site, new tanks…we’re still seeing issues with ULSD. In my opinion, we should be installing this in new construction rather than just use it in a retrofit application at the trouble sites.

– Jim Scholes, Senior Project Manager of Construction, Cumberland Farms, EG Group

HYDRX WATER REMOVALHydrX Water Removal Graph

Since the installation of the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System, the results have spoken for themselves. Within the first 24 hours, HydrX removed just over a half-gallon of water that had entered the tank since the tank was cleaned. Over the next 30 days, the extracted water volume continued to increase incrementally to nearly 1 gallon. The quality of the tank bottom fuel samples was visually evident. The samples were clean and bright with no signs of water present in the fuel.

After just 90 days, extracted water volume nearly doubled, fuel quality within the tank was restored, and fuel samples from the bottom of the tank were indistinguishable from those at the nozzle, indicating that the conditions in the tank have stabilized and microbial growth is being mitigated.


Looking at key leading indicators to corrosion, water content (PPM) in the samples from the bottom of the tank have shown a downward (favorable) trend. After 120 days, the values have stabilized at a low level and are now equivalent to the samples from the nozzle. The pH of the samples from the bottom of the tank started in a corrosive range. Since the HydrX installation, pH has also continued to improve, approaching 6.5 which is on the very edge of a passive oxide surface with no ongoing corrosion.
Water Content Graphs


Use of the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System lowers the water content within the diesel fuel and restores pH to non-corrosive levels.


Conditioned Fuel Samples
To further prove system efficacy, HydrX was turned off for a period of time. It did not take long for there to be visible signs that the quality of the fuel was degrading and the eventual corrosive conditions would return.

After 30 days, there was evidence of standing water and dark particulate in the fuel. The fuel itself was losing clarity and turning to a dark amber color. When HydrX was restarted, there were immediate signs that the system was correcting the conditions inside the tank – standing water was eliminated and the clarity of the fuel returned.

The Proof Is In The Petrol

From the samples pulled at 120 days after installation, the evidence is clear that the system is working. Prior to the installation of HydrX, emergency service calls to correct corrosion related issues were frequent and started to show up not long after tank cleaning.

These issues consumed resources and caused downtime at the site. Post installation, corrosion-related service calls were eliminated and there are no leading indicators that they will be returning anytime soon. HydrX is protecting the conditions inside the tank from water and microbial growth.


It is working so well, in fact, that after just a few months with HydrX in place, Cumberland Farms is planning a roll-out of the system at their new construction properties to prevent issues before they happen, not only as a reactive measure at existing sites.

Diesel Tank Maintenance

“The return on investment? It pays for itself.”
– Chris Desaulniers, FSS Project Manager, Cumberland Farms, EG Group


Other systems work to remove water from only the immediate area around the submersible turbine pump — HydrX is different.

HydrX uses suction tubes that extend along the Water Intake Device, removing water all along the tank bottom. Its unique vacuum mechanism is powered by the STP, continuously circulating tank bottom fluids through a filter and water containment vessel in the sump.

If you have any questions or would like to receive a quote for HydrX , please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.

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


Gilbarco Cash Acceptor EOL Notification

Gilbarco Encore CIM

Encore S and 700S
Cash Acceptor EOL

This End of Life notification applies to the product known as the Encore Cash Acceptor option. This applies to the Encore S and 700S variants. This option is being declared end of life due to low order rates.

This notification is to inform you the Cash Acceptor option is being discontinued in 2021 and Gilbarco will accept Last Time Buy (LTB) orders by a deadline of August 20th, 2021. After this date no further purchase orders will be accepted for this product.

Ship dates against Last Time Buy (LTB) orders may be scheduled between now and October 29th, 2021. Orders are non-cancellable and cannot be rescheduled beyond this date. All other Gilbarco Standard Terms and Conditions apply to the LTB order.

If you have any questions regarding this notice , please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.

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


Planning to Skip the Chip? Think Again!

The deadline to become EMV-compliance has passed, with many merchants failing to comply. If you’re planning to skip the chip because your statement doesn’t show any chargebacks, you might want to reconsider. These chargebacks can take more than a month to reflect on your statement. Therefore, you may want to review your network reconciliation statement to check if you have any counterfeit fraud chargebacks in your account.

Continue reading

Emerging Trends Shaping the Gas Station Industry

Gas stations operate in a competitive business environment, where revenues fluctuate due to movements in the macro-environment. It’s essential to keep up with the gas station industry’s latest trends to grab the new opportunities for your fuel station and c-store operations. Here are some emerging trends shaping the gas station industry that you should know to maximize profitability.

Continue reading

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a POS System

A cashier scanning a card in a modern POS system

Are you looking for a new POS system for your gas station? Excellent choice. You must keep your fuel pump and c-store updated to stay on top of the competition. However, you must pick the right POS for your business to reap the maximum benefits. The last thing you want is to shell out your hard-earning business money in the wrong solution. Here are some mistakes to avoid when choosing a POS system to ensure the best results.

Continue reading


Flex-Ing Tech UpdateFranklin Fueling Systems has identified a potential issue with weeping fittings of certain FLEX-ING™ 1½” Flexible Connectors with NPT Male Swivel End Fittings manufactured between January 18, 2021 (work week 4 of 2021) and May 28, 2021 (work week 22 of 2021).

Due to the possibility of a weeping fitting leading to potential delays on job sites during commissioning, Franklin Fueling Systems suggests that affected Flexible Connectors not yet installed should be returned for a no-charge replacement. To determine the date code of flexible connectors, please see the following instructions.
Flex-Ing Affected Product Date Code Identification

Identifying Flexible Connectors by Date Code

To confirm fitting date codes, note the image. The nut on the swivel is inscribed with the work week number and year of manufacture.

Only those with 1½” swivel fittings bearing the work week mark of 4 through 22 and year of 21 should be returned.

Any FLEX-ING™ 1½” Flexible Connectors bearing an inscribed work week prior to 4 of 21, or 23 of 21 and after should not be returned.
FLEX-ING™ 1½” Flexible Connectors with NPT Male Swivel End Fittings with date codes bearing work week 4 to work week 21 are the extent of the fittings referenced.

Returning & Requesting a Replacement Flexible Connector

1. Check your inventory for referenced Flexible Connectors.
2. Contact us at 1-800-451-4021 (7:30am-5:00pm EST)
or email us at with the quantity of Flexible Connectors meeting the defective return criteria.

Feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions!

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