What to Look for In Your Petroleum Equipment Supplier

With your gas station business expanding, you’ll need an efficient, professional petroleum equipment supplier. Moreover, a partnership with a reliable supplier will ensure your business runs smoothly. However, finding the best supplier is easier said than done. This guide will discuss the top tips that can help you find a trustworthy petroleum equipment supplier.

Identify The Goals of Your Gas Station

The first step is to determine the requirements of your gas station because you can’t look for a supplier if you don’t know what you’re aiming to achieve with them. Enlist all your realistic goals to find a supplier who can make it easier to achieve them.

Some potential objectives you can have for your gas station include improving storage techniques and fuel management, keeping better track of fuel as well as other items sold at your gas station (convenience store), or upgrading equipment to the latest standards.  

Match Your Needs with the Offered Equipment

Once you determine your goals, you can focus on particular types of products you may need. For instance, if you’re planning to improve our sales and product management, consider getting a POS system or point of sale system installed.

If your pumps have slowed down and require excessive maintenance, you may need to purchase the latest pump models that come with faster refueling speeds and warranties.

Determine the Services You Want The Supplier to Offer

A solid fuel supplier can do a lot more than just offering fuel delivery. You can have your supplier handle additional services such as oil analysis surveys, product cross-references, and fuel filtration services.

Identify the business elements you’re struggling with before you hire a supplier. These professionals can help your business in multiple ways.

Pick a Supplier Who Offers Quick Delivery

Out-of-commission trucks and other equipment for your gas station can be very costly. However, a reliable fuel supplier on your side will get you back in the game. Look for a supplier that either automatically dispatches deliveries or electronically receives tank inventory deliveries.   

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It’s important to stay on top of the gas station and petroleum equipment to make sure you get more customers.

Buy quality gas pump equipment and petroleum equipment solutions in Providence at The John W. Kennedy Company for maximum efficiency. Our team also offers onsite repair and maintenance services in addition to logistics and material handling.

Get in touch with us for more details.

Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for C-Store Owners in 2022








Gilbarco Veeder-Root Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for C-Store Owners in 2022 We are almost one month into 2022… have you made a plan to achieve your goals?

If not, here’s a refresher on what you should be doing this year:


According to a study, 64% of us will apparently abandon our New Year’s resolutions within a month, so we thought we’d share some new ideas to replace the ones you didn’t quite keep up with. 

Here are some resolutions that fuel and convenience retailers need to add to their list for 2022. 

NEXT-LEVEL CX 

Take your customer experience to the next level this year. The modern customer experience demands a frictionless shopping experience from fill-up to checkout. Here are three ways to up your CX game: 

1. Whether you need help with staffing or long lines, Passport® Express Lane™ is one of the most cost-effective solutions to optimize your operations. Committing to a self-checkout strategy is the first step in creating next-level CX. Express Lane gives everyone, including managers, employees, and customers – more flexibility. 

2. Express Ordering is another smart solution that helps c-stores set themselves apart with fresh food options. By automating the ordering process, Express Ordering puts the consumer in control – driving increased loyalty and upsell opportunities. 

3. Every store’s customer data needs to be secure. Passport POS and Encore® 700 S fuel dispensers come EMV-ready and PCI-certified out of the box to ensure your customers’ private information stays secure.  

DEFinite ADVANTAGE

Demand for diesel exhaust fluid is rising. The percentage of DEF pumps in the overall automotive DEF supply mode increased from 14% in 2011 to 40% in 2019, according to market research firm Reportlinker.

This is due to more stringent environmental regulations and the manufacturing of new DEF-compatible vehicles that are replacing the old ones.

For retailers with Gilbarco’s Encore S fuel dispensers or later, the DEF equipment cabinet(s) can be added left or right oriented or on either side of the fueling position, allowing for even more convenience and create loyalty with your diesel customer base.

COMBAT CORROSION

Now is the perfect time to commit to quality fuel. Part of that commitment means protecting your underground storage tanks.

The Veeder-Root HydrX Fuel Conditioning System combats in-tank corrosion by providing continuous water removal within diesel underground storage tanks. The system’s unique design removes water from the lowest point in the tank, preventing water from stagnating on the tank bottom and breeding microbial contaminants. The integrated filtration removes entrained water, rust, sand, and microbial particulate from the fuel, polishing it before returning clean fuel back to the tank.

Learn how the HydrX Fuel Conditioning System prevents corrosion from eating away at the bottom line for Cumberland Farms.

LEVEL UP YOUR ATG

And finally, resolve to upgrade your automatic tank gauge to the industry’s latest, most reliable ATG equipment with the TLS-450PLUS and Central Device Management (CDM).

The TLS-450PLUS console provides an expanded, advanced feature set at a lower price point than the TLS-350 console without needing to replace your probes or sensors. It also unlocks compatibility with other solutions like HydrX.

CDM is a server-based software package to manage your entire network of sites, ensuring your ATG consoles are always up to date with the latest features and security updates.

THE BOTTOM LINE

For 2022 and beyond, focus on solutions that make your operations more frictionless, efficient, secure, and connected.

Whether it’s on the forecourt, underneath it, or in the cloud, Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the only solutions provider that covers every area of your fuel and convenience business. As your partner for what’s next, let’s see if we can help you beat the stats and keep your new year’s resolution.


If you have any questions or would like to receive a quote for any of the systems and equipment mentioned above, please contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or Email Us.


Looking for Gilbarco or Veeder-Root equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.


Click here to findVeeder-Root logosystems and parts in our web store


Feel free to contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or Email Us with any further questions or to place an order!


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Veeder Root: HYDRX Fuel Conditioning System









LOOKING FOR VEEDER-ROOT SYSTEMS & 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!
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If you have any questions about HydrX or would like to receive a quote for HydrX or any other Veeder-Root system and/or parts , please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.


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Mag Plus In-Tank Probe Installation Kits EOL Notification








Mag Plus In-Tank Probe Installation Kits EOLMag Plus In-Tank Probe Installation Kits EOL

VeederRoot is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers. As the world leader in the development of fueling system technology, we view product End of Life (EOL) as part of the natural cycle that drives technology evolution.
Therefore, effective immediately we are obsoleting:
All 3” float kits
2” float kits with cable lengths 10’ and 20’
4” float kits with cable lengths 10’ and 20’
If a 10’ or 20’ probe cable is required, the cable may be purchased as a spare part.
Due to lower demand of these installation kits, it is no longer feasible to support these going forward.


CLICK HERE to read the full Mag Plus In-Tank Probe Installation Kit EOL Notification


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Transition Details

For customers currently using a 3” float kit, we recommend transitioning to a 2” float kit which is compatible with the Mag Plus Probe. Mag Plus Installation Kits will come standard with a 5’ cable. If a longer cable is required, it must be purchased separately.


CLICK HERE to read the full Mag Plus In-Tank Probe Installation Kit EOL Notification


LOOKING FOR VEEDER-ROOT SYSTEMS & 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!
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If you have any questions about this EOL notification or would like to receive a quote for Veeder-Root systems and/or parts , please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.


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Leak Issues? Icon Has Your Solution!








Discover the world’s leading secondary containment repair solutions at Icon Containment Solutions

Icon’s SplitRepair Fittings are designed to be the most simple approach to any configuration of equipment for faster installations, and we have solutions for any combination of sump type, entry/test fittings, and piping (offset or angled pipe).

Icon SPlitRepair Fittings

Sump leak repair vs equipment replacement provides obvious financial and operational advantages to the UST system owner and can be very profitable for the installing contractor. Icon’s entire mission is to help the installer be profitable and still provide significant savings to the owner.

Without a doubt, the conditions for sump repair can be challenging as access is often very limiting. When the sump is repairable, it can be completed successfully and efficiently with the correct applications and support.

GO WITH THE EXPERTS

Icon is exclusively focused on Sump Leak Repair Solutions. Icon’s expertise and range of solutions for any configuration of equipment is unmatched. Use Icon as a resource to develop a more profitable repair business.

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SIMPLE

Less installation time in the sump with more reasonable workmanship requirements, and the lowest net cost to completion

PROVEN

Icon direct replacement fitting designs and materials conform to EPA recognized Repair Standard (NLPA/KWA Standard 823) compatibility requirements

PERMANENT

Solutions backed by the Lifetime Warranty on all fittings installed by an Icon Certified Installer

SERVICE

Icon’s #1 priority with Icon direct and ongoing training and technical support for the installer – from initial site survey through testing after successful installation. Most fitting orders are shipped the same or next day from receipt of the order!

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Icon PROTEX Flexible Compression-Seal Repair Fittings have never shown any degradation of material through all independent testing and field application. And remember, PROTEX repair fittings can be installed in any ambient conditions and wet environments.


BECOME A SUMP SURVEY PRO

Icon Sump Survey Pro

Icon provides excellent support and training for any individual responsible for answering the questions above. From training those tasked with doing sump surveys, providing parts specifications for repair projects, to training repair product installers, and supporting any personnel involved in the project from start to finish. Contact us about how we can support you and your organization in this opportunity.

Additionally, there is a new Nationally Recognized Standard (EPA recognized) for sump repair and maintenance available to the industry in NLPA/KWA 823.

Site Survey Tips for Repair Evaluation and Parts Specification Support

Format

Icon does not require any specific format for information to be submitted for a parts specification service from our technical support team.  We have supplied downloadable versions of the Sump Survey for your convenience. The form will assist you in organizing the details needed to provide the service. As always, if you need help or have any questions regarding the Sump Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Site Survey Suggestions & Tips Site Survey Form

Sending to JWK

Simply email this completed form (or send the same information otherwise) via email to RoyO@jwkemail.com or Fax to 401.434.0630.

Leave the rest to us

Above all, we seek your satisfaction. We’ll respond shortly with a list of the exact recommended parts, materials, and supporting documentation for your specific sump leak repair project.

*PREVIEW OF SUMP SURVEYIcon Sump Survey Worksheet


Protex

Icon PROTEX Flexible Compression-Seal Repair Fittings have never shown any degradation of material through all independent testing and field application. Discover all of the advantages of PROTEX today!

WHY PROTEX?


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Lifetime Warranty

Every Icon fitting is backed by the Life of Sump Warranty.

PROTEX

Made with PROTEX. Choose fitings designed to last.

Tested and Approved

Independently tested to exceed industry standards

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Gilbarco Latest Product End Of Life Notifications








Product End of Life Notification

Encore® S Ultra-Hi Models with e-CRIND for the US

This End of Life notification applies to the product known as the Encore® S Ultra-Hi models with e-CRIND for the US. These models are being declared obsolete and future retailer orders should be transitioned over to the Encore 700S to meet EMV requirements.

This notification is to inform you that the models defined above are being discontinued in 2021 and Gilbarco will accept Last Time Buy (LTB) orders by a deadline of December 31st, 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 February 25th, 2022. 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 contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or Email Us.


Encore® Rectangular Sheathing

This End of Life notification applies to the product known as the Encore® rectangular sheathing. This sheathing is being declared obsolete and future retailer orders should be transitioned over to the standard tuxedo sheathing.

This notification is to inform you the rectangular sheathing will be discontinued in 2021 and Gilbarco will accept Last Time Buy (LTB) orders by a deadline of December 31st, 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 February 25th, 2022. 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 contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or Email Us.


Removal of Paper Manuals

As Gilbarco continues to reduce the environmental impact our products have, Gilbarco will eliminate paper manuals (MDE’s) from all products except for CRIND Retrofit Kits.  VOC from the field indicates the paper manuals are rarely being utilized and ASC’s are using electronic copies stored on electronic devices for reference. Please see table below for effective dates for specific product lines.

Gilbarco will continue to host manuals (MDE’s) at www.gilbarco.com/manuals.

Product Effective Date
Encore Dispensers November 2020
Legacy Dispenser February 2021
Gasboy/Atlas Dispensers & Products February 2021
Canopy November 2021
DEF Kits November 2021
Passport Products November 2021
Spare Parts Kits November 2021
CRIND Retrofit Kits (EPK Kits) Not Impacted

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or Email Us.


Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.


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Franklin Fueling Systems EVO Electronic Line Leak Detection








PRECISION LINE LEAK DETECTION

Electronic Line Leak Detection (ELLD) is a pressure-based system that uses line information to monitor changes in pressure. It determines if a line is tight or if there is a leak and will provide 3.0 gph hourly, 0.2 gph monthly, and 0.1 gph annual precision line leak detection.

AUTO-LEARN® Technology

AUTO-LEARN® technology automatically learns the pressure characteristics of each pipeline, eliminating the need to manually enter pipe lengths and diameters and removing the potential for human error.

Statistical Line Leak Detection

For high-throuhput sites, Statistical Line Leak Detection (SLLD) allows busy sites with high fuel sales volume and very few quiet periods of no dispensing to achieve 0.2 gph leak testing.

High Throughput Capacity

ELLD is capable of monitoring up to approximately 312 gallons of rigid piping capacity in addition to up to 95 gallons of flexible piping capacity, allowing larger sites to achieve precision leak detection.


HOW IT WORKS

Electronic Line Leak Detection (ELLD) is an optional software feature available on EVO™ 550, EVO™ 5000, EVO™ 600, and EVO™ 6000, that allows you to connect your fuel management system with your pipework system to detect leaks through a transducer device installed in the submersible pump.

GET THE PRODUCTS

Franklin Fueling Systems EVO TS-LS500 Line Leak Transducer Kit
Transducer Kits

A TS-LS500 transducer kit which plugs into the submersible. These are available in 2-, 3- or 4-line kits with cables included.

Franklin Fueling Systems EVO Automatic Tank Gauging SystemEVO™ Series ATG

EVO™ 550, EVO™ 5000, EVO™ 600, and EVO™ 6000, with the TS-ELLD software option, a TS-420 input module, a TS-ACI input module, and a TS-RLY Relay module or Turbine Pump Interface (TPI).

Franklin Fueling Systems Submerged Turbine PumpsSubmersible Pump

A submersible pump designed to obtain and hold a minimum static pressure of 15 psi for gross leak testing, 18 psi for precision testing, and 20 psi for learning the lines.


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Be sure to check out Franklin Fueling Systems Complete Line-up Of Products in Our Web Store!

And if you can’t find it, call us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us and we will be happy to help!!

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FFS Healy FFS Power Integrity FFS UPP

Don’t hesitate to contact us If you have any questions about Franklin Fueling Systems products  or would like to receive a quote. Contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.


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Jump-Start Your C-Store Self-Checkout with Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport Express Lane Financing Deal








0% Financing For 12 Months!

Gilbarco Passport Self CheckoutIt’s been two weeks since the 2021 NACS Show and we’re still feeling the excitement around Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Express Lane Self-Checkout System.
With the overwhelmingly positive response seen at NACS, an incredible deal has been put together to help more of you start your self-checkout strategy.

With the support of Patriot Capital and Gilbarco Veeder-Root, take advantage of limited-time 0% financing for 12 months to qualifying business owners who purchase Express Lane.

DO THE MATH

Self-checkout has been proven to combat labor shortages and mitigate labor cost savings when implemented for just two hours a day.

Express Lane is a solution that pays for itself. Here’s a quick rundown:
Savings

GET STARTED

With this limited financing deal, you no longer have to worry about the upfront financial investment, so you can start focusing on the exciting part – implementation plans.

Want to take your C-Store to the next level?

Here’s a quick best practices guide for new users.

While you’re at it, watch how these retailers are using Express Lane Self-Checkout to raise the bar on customer experience AND employee engagement.


Gilbarco Passport Nationwide | John W Kennedy Company


Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.


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Gasboy Islander / ICR PRIME® with EMV Payment








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Islander PRIME: Fleet Fuel Management System

Gasboy Islander PRIME
Meet the newest addition to the Gasboy family – The Islander PRIME

Islander™ PRIME fleet fuel management system combines the functionality of a sophisticated island fleet card reader in a single package hardened for the fuel island. PRIME Integrates seamlessly with other system components including EKOS and Fleet Head Office management software, also with unattended, remote and automated fueling systems. Create the most reliable, comprehensive turnkey fleet fuel management system on the market. Let Gasboy show you the most advanced fleet control technology — just contact your Gasboy distributor for more information.

• Interfaces seamlessly with Fleet Head Office / Precise cost tracking Supports multiple access technologies, including web-based and contactless systems /
• Easily integrated, enhanced data collection
• Lighted terminals / Secure 24/7/365 availability for unattended sites


ICR PRIME: Island Card Reader

Gasboy Islander PRIME
Gasboy’s ICR PRIME island card reader works in tandem with CFN PLUS or the Islander PRIME to provide a cost-effective way to manage access to fuel at multiple islands and unattended sites. Flexible. Efficient. It’s part of your Gasboy complete, turnkey solution backed by the world’s largest network of fleet product distributors and authorized service contractors.

• Compatible with a variety of different driver and vehicle access methods
• Cost-effective solution for multiple fuel islands
• Hardened for the tough fleet environment


Islander EMV PRIME: Payment System For Islander and ICR PRIME® Fleet Fuel Management System

Gasboy EMV Payment for Islander and ICR PRIME
• Insert style Hybrid Card Reader (HCR) reads both chip and magnetic stripe cards
• 16 key pin pad with graphic display and anti-tamper features
• The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant
• Certified for EMV credit transactions on all major card brands including Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover
• Accepts fleet cards including WEX, Voyager, Fuelman
• Accepts proprietary magnetic stripe cards
• Approved on the National Bankcard Services (NBS) Payment Network

Available for new Gasboy systems and field retrofits

• New Islander and Island Card Reader (ICR) PRIME available with the factory-installed EMV option, including hybrid card reader and pin pad
• EMV retrofits for currently installed Islander/ICR PRIME systems


INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

Gasboy Islander PRIME /ICR EMV Brochure
Gasboy
Islander PRIME
& ICR EMV Brochure
Gasboy Homebase Station Brochure
Gasboy
Homebase Station
Brochure
Gasyboy P-2576 Islander PRIME Product Info Sheet
Gasyboy P-2576
Islander PRIME
Product Info Sheet
Gasboy Islander PRIME FAQ
Gasboy
Islander PRIME
FAQ
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Gasboy Fleet and
Fuel Management
Bid Specification

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We Are Now Authorized TO Sell Gilbarco Passport Point Of Sale Systems NATIONWIDE!








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The John W. Kennedy Company is happy to announce that we can now sell the Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale System nationwide, along with the add-on Self Checkout and Food Service solutions.


Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.


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