How Does it Work? Behind the Scenes of Filling Up

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For most people, getting gas for their vehicle is an unavoidable, routine part of life. We do it because we have to do it.  

And while we all know how to operate a gas pump, most don’t realize that there’s a symphony of sensors and probes working together to keep the fuel flowing safely and efficiently. 

Today, we’re tackling the first piece of the fueling process, activating the dispenser.

Car Fill Up

Gas Pump vs. Fuel Dispenser 

Yes, there is a big difference between gas pumps and fuel dispensers, even though people use the words interchangeably. 

Some countries use gas pumps, which use a pumping device inside the unit to create suction. The pump pulls fuel out of the storage tank and dispenses it through the product lines and nozzles. 

In North America, we use fuel dispensers. These units work on a pressurized system using a submersible turbine pump immersed in the underground storage tanks to deliver fuel to the dispenser. 

Activating the Dispenser 

So what really happens? The customer pulls up to the dispenser, starts a transaction using a Point-of-Sale system like Passport®, removes the nozzle, and selects a grade.  

A signal is sent to the Red Jacket® ISOTROL™ 1-8 Control Box. The control box isolates signals from the dispensers, and protects against wiring shorts and phasing issues.  

The ISOTROL notifies the TLS-450PLUS Automatic Tank Gauge to activate the  Red Jacket® IQ Smart Control Box and submersible turbine pump

Now What? 

Next week, we’re breaking down the authorization process and how Veeder-Root’s integrated site solutions work together to provide a safe and seamless consumer experience at the gas station. 

You can find more information on every step of the process here.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase Veeder-Root and Red Jacket Products, visit us online at www.johnwkennedyco.com or call us at 1.800.451.4021.

 
 

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Omntec Proteus-K4 Basics HT OWS Monitor System

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Introducing the Omntec® Proteus-K4 Basics Oil/Water Separator Monitor System.

The Proteus-K4 Basics OWS has been specifically configured to deal with oil/water separator tank environments, featuring Highland Tank OWS tanks. The various components that can be configured into the system allows the monitoring of:

  • Oil and water levels
  • Interstitial space on double wall tanks
  • Add wired or wireless displays for remote monitoring
  • Add up to 8 probes and 16 Bright Eye sensors
  • And more!

Clicking on the image below will bring you to the Omntec Proteus-K4 Basics Shop By Image (SBI)* page on our eCommerce site that allows you to add products to your shopping cart right from the Proteus-K4 Basics image!

Omntec Proteus-K4 OWS Basics Monitor System
*Our Shop By Image (SBI) feature works best on any device with a mouse to give you access to all the features of SBI. Even though you do not get the hover effects with non-mouse devices, you can still add components directly to your shopping cart from the image using a smartphone or tablet!

You can also find many other great Omntec products on our site.
And if you can’t find what you are looking for contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us.

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Vendor Spotlight: Introducing Freedom Electronics

Freedom ElectronicsThe Kennedy Company Proudly Adds Freedom Electronics To Our Webstore

These days, retail gas stations are almost forced to run on low margins and keep expenses down to stay profitable due to the highly competitive nature of the business. It’s always nice to have affordable options when needed repairs come down the pike to the equipment that provides your bread and butter.  This is also true for those small service companies and independent service technicians that don’t have big operating budgets as well.

 Freedom Electronics provides re-manufactured, repaired, and re-engineered parts & products for the fuel dispenser, tank monitoring and point of sale (POS) systems that are used in C-Stores across the US and Canada at very reasonable prices.

Freedom Electronic PrintersFreedom Electronics provides over 2,300 SKUs* to 600+ customers. If we don’t have it in stock or you can’t find it on the John W. Kennedy website, it is likely that Freedom Electronics has it in stock and we can get it for you!

Matter of fact, if we don’t have it in stock and you order directly through our site or call us at 1.800.238.1225 by 1:30PM Eastern Time, Freedom Electronics ships 80% of all orders the same day!

Freedom Electronics Re-Manufacturing Process

 

 

Total Quality Program – Systemized Re-manufacturing process has been engineered for the highest quality levels, with standardized repair processes, computerized testing equipment and cross-checking process by a Quality Control Technician before it is shipped or put into stock.

 

 

 

Freedom Electronics -Kennesaw, GA

 

Freedom Electronics was founded in 1998, has grown to offer a 21,000 square foot facility equipped with state-of-the art re-manufacturing, testing, and fulfillment systems and processes. To support their continued growth, they recently added an additional 6,000 square feet.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to their proven expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust Freedom Electronics to supply and support new and expertly re-manufactured parts that ensure uninterrupted revenue generation while minimizing costly downtime.

 

* Editor’s Note: We have only recently begun populating both our system and eCommerce site with Freedom Electronics products, beginning with their most popular choices.  Do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.238.1225 if you can not find what you are looking!

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ELEVATE YOUR FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The TLS-350 Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) has long set the standard for exceptional quality in fuel management systems. Today, the TLS-450PLUS ATG builds on that solid legacy to set a new bar for reliability and convenience.

VR Vonnectivity

Connectivity

VR Web VR REmote VR Plus View VR Managed Services
Web-Enabled Interface

Modify configuration & programming, including:

THE REMOTE VIEW

Provides continuous management data for in-store use, and includes:

THE PLUS VIEW

Provides periodic status updates from off-site, and includes:

Managed Services

Cloud based fuel management:

  • Print wet stock management and compliance reports.
  • Set up email notifications for alarms and reports.
  • Establish automatic events scheduled to your business needs.
  • App updates with ATG data as activity happens on site in real-time.
  • View Active Alarms with one touch.
  • Audible and on-screen notifications.
  • Station overview for an immediate status check on tank inventory.
  • Reports tab for quick access to Alarm, Inventory, and Last Delivery reports.
  • Map view to allow for easy navigation between sites.
Insite360 provides total control of your network with a team of analysts protecting your most valuable assets. Maximize your business with cutting-edge features including detecting dispenser flow reduction and meter drift by nozzle.
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APP FEATURES THE PLUS VIEW THE REMOTE VIEW
Station Overview: Immediate status check on tank inventory.
Report Tab: Access to Alarm, Inventory and Last Delivery Reports.
Map View: Easy navigation between map pin points.
Real-Time Updates: Continuous connectivity and updates.
One Touch Alarms: Quickly view alarms.
Notifications: Real-time audible / visual alarms.
Disconnect: Audible / Visual notification for lost connectivity.
In-Store Format: For optimal experience for site personnel.
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TLS Enhanced Security

Enhanced Security

Greater connectivity needs greater protection

Whether a security breach comes from inside or outside an organization, older technology lacks modern security features needed to combat cyber intruders, who can wreak havoc on your business. Rest assured with the comprehensive security features of the TLS-450PLUS.

Features such as strong encryption, configurable user access, and segmented network ports help ensure your network is safe at every level. No matter your network’s size, security comes standard with the TLS-450PLUS.

Dangers of an Insecure Network

TLS Password
Veeder-Root TLS-350PLUS Veeder-Root TLS-450PLUS

ENHANCED SECURITY FEATURES

TLS-350PLUS

TLS-450PLUS

Isolated Networks:
Separation of insecure data from secure data.
Encrypted Web Access:
Using secure HTTPS connectivity with username/password.
Encrypted Serial Access:
Serial commands can run over a secure interface with SSH.
Role-Based Access:
User access to console functionality is controlled with roles.
Front Panel Access:
Control access to the console by user log in.
Network Routing:
Fully control data routing with the network including dropping data.
Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership

350Plus Maintenance

Protect your investment & extend your warranty

Upgrading to the TLS-450PLUS automatically extends the warranty of your probes and sensors for the duration of the warranty on your new console. Significant labor savings can be gained with the TLS-450PLUS in comparison with the TLS-350, from the use of features like remote configuration, remote connectivity, automatic event notifications and more. The TLS-450PLUS helps reduce downtime by ensuring you have real-time access to everything you need to keep your station in top condition.

Save money by upgrading to the TLS-450PLUS

COST SAVINGS CATEGORY SAVINGS LEVEL
Equipment cost savings $
Remote troubleshooting and configuration $
Probe and sensor warranty extension $$
Remote software download $$
Free monthly software upgrades $$$
Reduced downtime due to real time access to data $$$$
Expanded Capabilities

Expanded Capabilites

Designed to be a platform for the future.

Features improved on the TLS-450PLUS include:

Leak CertificationDigital Pressurized Line Leak Detection (DPLLD)

The line volume expansion of DPLLD for the TLS-450PLUS provides advanced line leak detection to meet the capacity of growing fuel sites, now certified up to 1,178 gallons of capacity. The DPLLD equipment performs a 3.0 gph line leak test following each dispense. With the proper software enhancement feature installed, the DPLLD equipment will also perform 0.2 and/or 0.1 gph line tests to meet your regulatory needs, eliminating the need for separate annual line leak testing.

AccuchartAccuChart™

Our third generation AccuChart™ utilizes enhanced geometric tank chart modeling for the TLS-450PLUS with optional restricted calibration range to perform calibration. Chart volumes are calculated using adjustable geometry parameters: diameter, capacity, end shape, tilt and probe offset. Completed charts are established more quickly and with higher accuracy from a limited amount of data.

Business Inventory ReconciliationBusiness Inventory Reconciliation (BIR)

BIR on the TLS-450PLUS has been enhanced for your custom reconciliation needs and meets federal, state, or local requirements. It includes automated reporting on:

  • Throughput thresholds
  • Delivery thresholds
  • Capacity thresholds
  • Custom thresholds
Additional Features include:

DEF Recirculation   |   Intelligent Pump Control   |   Enhanced Encryption Methods   |   Free Software Upgrades   |   Email Notifications   |   Custom Alarms   |   Three Ethernet Ports Standard   |   Centralized Device Management   |   Built-in Datalogger   |   Data Backup and Storage   |   Timed Sudden Loss

Ready to Upgrade?

Give us a call today at 1.800.451.4021!

 

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Franklin Fueling “Let’s Be Frank” Episode 9 Podcast: Acronyms with Tom Yager and Erik Willkomm

Let's Be Frank with Kali Kinziger

Welcome to the latest episode of
Franklin Fueling’s
Let’s Be Frank
podcasts hosted by
Kali Kinziger.

Let’s Be Frank podcasts are perfect to introduce newbies to the petroleum equipment industry; from the latest products, new technology, install and maintenance tips and tricks to brushing up on the latest industry trends.

 


Let's Be Frank Episode 9 with Tom Yager & Eric WillkommIn this episode Kali chats with Applications Engineer, Eric Yager, and Technical Services Supervisor, Eric Willkomm to elaborate on the fueling industry’s most common acronyms. Listen in to learn more about what terms you should know on your first day, and what all these acronyms mean to you.

 

 

 

Let's Be Frank - How To Listen
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Be sure to check out our ever-expanding product offerings and great deals from Franklin Fueling’s many brands found in our webstore.

FFS APT FFS CableTight FFS EBW
FFS EVO FFS FE Petro FFS Flex-Ing
FFS Healy FFS Incon FFS UPP

 

 

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Franklin Fueling “Let’s Be Frank” Episode 8 Podcast: EVO Series Training with Ben Thomas

Let's Be Frank with Kali Kinziger

Welcome to the latest episode of
Franklin Fueling’s
Let’s Be Frank
podcasts hosted by
Kali Kinziger.

Let’s Be Frank podcasts are perfect to introduce newbies to the petroleum equipment industry; from the latest products, new technology, install and maintenance tips and tricks to brushing up on the latest industry trends.

 


Let's Be Frank Episode 8: EVO Series Training with Ben ThomasIn this episode Kali chats with the founder of UST Training, Ben Thomas, who has been helping UST operators stay in compliance since 1987 and training Class A/B and C UST operators for the last 17 years. Ben shares the perspective of how c-store operators interact with EVO™ Series Automatic Tank Gauges.

 

 

 

Check out the EVO Series of products on our website.

Let's Be Frank - How To Listen
Listen on Let's Be FrankRead Kali’s blog and listen
to her podcasts directly on
befrank.ffspro.com
Listen on Apple PodcastsSearch: “Franklin
Fueling Systems” on
Apple Podcasts
Listen on SpotifySearch: “Let’s Be Frank” or
“Franklin Fueling Systems” on
Spotify
FranklinFueling.com
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Franklin Fueling “Let’s Be Frank” Episode 7 Podcast: EVO Series with Jason Grant

Let's Be Frank with Kali Kinziger

Welcome to the latest episode of
Franklin Fueling’s
Let’s Be Frank
podcasts hosted by
Kali Kinziger.

Let’s Be Frank podcasts are perfect to introduce newbies to the petroleum equipment industry; from the latest products, new technology, install and maintenance tips and tricks to brushing up on the latest industry trends.

 


Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs) provide so much more information than just telling us how much fuel is in a storage tank. In this episode Franklin Fueling Systems Senior Product Manager for Fuel Management Systems, Jason Grant, calls in to speak with Kali about the capabilities of EVO™ Series ATG’s.

Check out the EVO Series of products on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TMS4000 – Pneumercator’s Latest Addition to the TMS Family of Tank Management Systems

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TMS4000 Tank Management Systems

The TMS4000 is the first touchscreen-based system in the industry available for both indoor and outdoor installation that does not require any type of secondary enclosure or supplemental heating or cooling.

 

 

The 10.4″ large, color SVGA display provides and easy-to-use graphical interface, providing real-time tank data in three distinct formats:

  1. Easy-to-read meters
  2. Detailed spreadsheet
  3. Quick-view bar graphs

Each format is user-configurable and the spreadsheet display prioritizes active or alarming tanks to the top of the window. Leak sensor statuses and alarm acknowledgement are just one touch away.  Simply put, the easiest to navigate in the industry!

And don’t worry if you are an existing TMS2000 or TMS3000 user; Pneumercator thought of you too!  The TMS4000 was designed to work with all your existing probes and sensors, and even your plug-in option cards!

The TMS4000, next generation ATG from Pneumercator designed and built to the same high performance and reliability Pneumercator TMS4000 USBstandards Pneumercator has been manufacturing for over 100 years.

  • Support for up to 48 precision, dual-float magnetostrictive  probes or varying combination of level probes and leak sensors
  • Plug-In I/O Cards provide up to 64 input/output options
  • Standard communications Intefaces:
    • Ethernet TCP/IP
    • USB host and client
    • RS232 (2 standard – expandable to 6)
    • RS485TMS4000 Printer
    • Single, dual or quad ModBus
    • 4-20ma
    • With support for other industrial protocols
  • Full glass touchscreen display
    • Chemically treated
    • 7H hardness
    • high durability and extreme clarity
    • outdoor installation
    • glove-touchable
    • guaranteed not to fog
  • Dedicated LED’s:
    • POWER
    • NORMALPneumercator TMSmobile App for Android
    • ALARM
  • Touch Buttons:
    • ALARM ACKNOWLEDGE
    • Display Brightness
  • TMSmodible app for Android smartphones
  • Email and SMS message alerts
  • … And checkout the many other features if you click here to view the TMS4000 product brochure ( TMS4000 product brochure in Espanol)

TMS4000 Sample ReportClick on the Pneumercator logo to view all Pneumercator currently on our site.  You will find a portion of Pneumercator’s currently offerings, with more being added to the site every day.  If you can’t find it on our site, by all means call us at 1.800.238.1225 or send us an email because if Pneumercator sells it, we can get it!  Click any of the above TMS4000 system images to see the TMS4000 in our web store.

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Patriot Capital: Is Equipment Financing Right For Your Business?

Patriot Captial - Is Equipment Financing Right For Your Business?You have options in how you finance your fueling and convenience store equipment. Adding new EMV gas pumps, POS, LED’s, storage tanks or EMV upgrades? View the short video below to learn how business equipment financing and leasing for your convenience store compares with other loan and borrowing options.

Feel free to give us a call at 1.800.451.4021 if you would like to finance your next equipment purchase or visit Patriot Captial’s Equipment Financing Learning Center to learn more.

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Available Tax Incentives – Accelerated Depreciation

2018 Tax ChangesGilbarco Encore, Passport PX60 & Veeder-Root TLS450 PlusPatriot Capital

Our good friends at Patriot Capital have asked us to share one of the benefits of the new tax laws; expansion of Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation!

As Richard Browne, Patriot Capital Vice-President and Marketing puts it, “Bottom line, most dealers and jobbers will be able to deduct 100% of their equipment purchases in the first year, rather than over the traditional seven years.  This has some significant tax benefits for them.”

Click here to see the document that explains accelerated depreciation on page 1, summarizes the changes on page 2 and gives an example of how it works on page 3.

If you are looking to purchase new equipment and would like to take advantage of these expanded tax benefits, give us a call at 1.800.451.4021 today!  We can also work with Patriot Capital to help with your financing.

 

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