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).

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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.


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


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


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


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.


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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


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


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!


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Lifetime Warranty

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


Made with PROTEX. Choose fitings designed to last.

Tested and Approved

Independently tested to exceed industry standards


Feel free to call us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us using the link below to

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


Behind the scenes of filling up: How do operators keep track of their fuel inventory?

This is Veeder-Root’s fifth article in their series on what actually happens when you fill up at a gas station. Read the others here:
Behind the Scenes of Filling Up:
1. How Does it Work?
2. Gaining Approval and Getting Started
3. How does the fuel actually get to the nozzle?
4. How do gas stations ensure fuel isn’t leaking?

Keeping track of all that fuel


When you fill up at a gas station, it’s likely that you’re one of many people getting gas at the same time.

At busy gas stations and c-stores there are multiple transactions happening at one time. In fact, the average c-store dispenses just over 4,000 gallons of fuel per day!

With all that fuel pumping out of the storage tank, how does the site operator maintain an understanding of the current inventory, how much has been sold that day, and the amount of inventory that they started with? This basic information is what they will need for inventory reconciliation, which is the process of making sure that they can account for all the fuel that has been dispensed.

If there is a difference between the amount of fuel that records say are in the storage tank and the actual amount of fuel in the tank, then there is a fuel variance. There are two likely scenarios for the loss, either there is an adjusted loss or an actual physical loss of the fuel.

Adjusted losses accrue when key records of fuel transfer don’t match up. It’s common when the bills of lading, delivery confirmations, automatic tank gauges, and point-of-sale equipment may all supply a different record of the transaction. Contributing to the issue are tank charting and equipment errors, which can mask any actual fuel losses.

Physical loss might happen if there was a leak that went undetected, a meter drift, theft or delivery discrepancy, or even a change in temperature that causes fuel contraction or expansion in the tank.

What Can We Do About it?

The first step is to confirm that the equipment at your gas station is maintained and operating correctly. You then want to ensure that you have accurate tank charts for your site. The next step is to implement a daily reconciliation and variance tracking method.  

C-Store owners should also take advantage of remote connectivity options that allow them to check on their inventory and site status from anywhere. 

Automating The Process

The most accurate way to generate a tank chart is to use AccuChart on your Veeder-Root TLS Automatic Tank Gauge. This application takes frequent measurements and reports back when there is a statistically significant data set for creating an accurate tank chart. 

Once you have an accurate tank chart, an application like Business Inventory Reconciliation (BIR) can automatically calculate fuel variance.

BIR tracks all the fuel that enters or exits each of your underground tanks, accounting for all delivery and dispensing activity. It automatically collects metered sales information from electronic and mechanical dispensers and generates accurate delivery and reconciliation reports.  

This is our final installment in our blog series on what actually happens when you fill up at a 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.

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

Behind the scenes of filling up: How do gas stations ensure fuel isn’t leaking?

This is Veeder-Root’s fourth article in their series on what actually happens when you fill up at a gas station. Read the others here:
Behind the Scenes of Filling Up:
1. How Does it Work?
2. Gaining Approval and Getting Started
3. How does the fuel actually get to the nozzle?


With so much fuel passing through a gas station’s fueling system, how do they ensure that fuel isn’t leaking?

For decades now, the Environmental Protection Agency has enforced regulations that require gas stations to prove they aren’t leaking fuel into the ground or the water supply, and there are a number of ways the gas station can meet the requirements. 

But beyond the regulations, fuel costs money – it’s the single most expensive inventory item for gas stations – and leaks or other fuel losses are costly! 

Managing Compliance

Once you’re done filling up, there is an entire monitoring system at the gas station that tests the fuel lines for any potential leaks and monitors important spaces around the site to ensure they’re dry. This system is called an automatic tank gauging system which includes a console, like the TLS-450PLUS ATG, series of sensors throughout the gas station, and probes in the underground fuel tanks. 

The automatic tank gauge system has many functions at a gas station, but at its core it provides the owner and store operator with reports that prove the site isn’t leaking fuel and provides the fuel inventory data needed to run the station. These reports are provided to EPA inspectors to ensure gas stations are complying with the regulations.

Fixing Issues Immediately

It’s important to have the appropriate reports, but leaks must be addressed in real time, and that is where the ATG console is also working like a security system for the fuel site.  

When an issue is detected in the fueling system, the TLS-450PLUS ATG records a condition result and generates an audible and visual alarm for the store operator. Employees at the site can then follow their protocol for addressing the issue.  

The guiding principle is ensuring that the gas station is safe for customers and meeting regulations. 

What’s Next?

Next week, we’re discussing how the TLS-450PLUS ATG gives C-Store owners and operators the business data they need to correctly manage their inventory. 

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.

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

Tips for Keeping Your Site Sanitized During COVID-19

Convenience Stores Stay Vigilant on Gas Pump Sanitation

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I am sure by now you have all been hammered with emails and posts in regards to COVID-19.  It doesn’t matter where you are on the planet, there is something posted or being said about it and for good reason!

Gilbarco has shared this blog post in regards to sanitizing your site against COVID-19 with information from the CDC and Consumer Reports. CDC - Centers For Disease Control and Prevention I would say the CDC is the best source of general information seeing that is where it all flows from.  The Gilbarco blog past also contains more specific and relevant cleaning information for specific equipment and components found in fuel retailing locations.  It also includes other links to posts and articles as to how we can all help one another deal with this global crisis.

And here are the highlights from the Gilbarco blog post:

Advice for Retailers:

There are many recommendations on solutions for cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, but some chemicals are too harsh and can damage fuel dispensers. Ammonia-based cleaners weaken and damage bezel doors, screens, and other vital dispenser components.

Consumer Reports also advises against using ammonia-based solutions.

We suggest using a diluted household bleach solution, as recommended by the CDC.

  • Clean the dispenser with soap and water, then disinfect with the bleach solution
    • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
      • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
      • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Other cleaning considerations for retailers:

  • Do not use fuels or acetone
  • Do not use any cleaner or polish with a citrus element
  • Do not use cleaners containing ammonia, sodium hydroxide or acids. Things like glass cleaner contain ammonia and will cause damage to dispensers
  • Do not use strong solvents
  • Do not spray any cleaner or water into the card reader, receipt printer, cash acceptor or displays

Advice for Consumer:

Using a gas pump is no different than opening a freezer door at the grocery store. Businesses are taking unprecedented steps to make their businesses safe for consumers. Still, people operating gas pumps should exercise caution, giving them similar treatment to a grocery store shopping cart.

  • If possible, wipe the nozzle handle, buttons and keypads with a sanitizing cloth.
  • During the pandemic, wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If this isn’t possible, use hand sanitizer after operating a gas pump.

I highly recommend you check out the full Gilbarco blog post as well as the information from the CDC and Consumer Reports websites.

We WILL get through this together!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!



COVID-19 Updates From Around the Industry Along With Helpful POS Cleaning Tips


Due to the ongoing risks from the corona-virus, in an effort to keep both our employees and customers as safe as possible, we are asking that all orders be phoned in or those with online accounts can place orders at jwkri.com.  We will put your order together and bring it out to your vehicle.  

Call in Your Pickup Orders to:
RI: 1.800.451.4021          FL: 1.877.835.8885          ME: 1.888.667.0667
NJ: 1.888.786.7077          VT: 1.800.754.2413


Previously Posted:

This will be a synopsis of what we’ve heard from around our industry in regards to how the virus is impacting day-to-day business.

First and foremost, we wish everyone the best as they deal with getting through this crisis and we WILL get through it because the human spirit is strong in the worst of situations!  And while many of us may feel we fall outside the high risk category, we all have someone near and dear to us who is at risk and we just need to keep that in perspective.

CDC - Center For Disease Control and PreventionWhile this doesn’t have anything to do with petroleum, it sure does on a human level and it is helpful information regardless. This link for the CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the best information with what is going on with the virus and how to protect yourself on a personal and business level.  You should also check with local and state authorities as well.


Gilbarco Veeder-RootGilbarco has released a video with instructions on how to clean your Passport screen of COVID-19, the coronavirus:


All  Kennedy locations are still operating under normal business hours and as we get word in from around the industry, many of the manufacturers are as well.  We have not heard from anyone who has shut down at this point.  The biggest impact is on the various representatives who travel, with many businesses adhering to the restrictions on travel.  There may also be some lead times impacted for large orders and special order items. 

As we all know, this is an extremely fluid situation with changes occurring throughout the day, every day.  If situations change, we will do our best to get word to you as quickly as we can.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

We wish you all the best at getting through this global crisis.

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



Universal Valve: Which Is Really Better – Cross-linked or Linear Polyethylene?

Are you providing your customer with the safest and best long term performance spill container?




Universal Valve 69RT and 71CD spill containers are equipped with a Cross-Link Polyethylene Bellow. Research shows that Cross-Link Polyethylene is far superior to Linear Polyethylene.
An Environmental stress test (ASTM method D-1693 for polyethylene plastics) shows that Cross-Link Polyethylene can hold up for thousands of hours with 0 failures as opposed to linear polyethylene’s only, hundreds of hours.Universal 69RT & 71CD Interchangeable Covers

  • Cross-Link Polyethylene Bellows
  • Bolted bellows to ring and base – no band clamps to slip off.
  • Available with or without a drain
  • SP version easily retrofitted from a rain-tight lid to a water-tight lid (69RT)
  • Equipped standard with grounding screw. Important when using a fiberglass riser pipe!
  • Easily Hydro or vacuum testable to meet all new EPA testing regulations
  • Built and tested in the U.S.A. !



And don’t forget to check out the hottest web specials offered by Universal Valve on our website!Universal Valve's Hot Savings

Be Safe, Be Sure, Be Universal!


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

Latest “Let’s Be Frank” Podcasts from Franklin Fueling

Let's Be Frank with Kali Kinziger

Here are the latest episodes from 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.




Here are 4 more episodes from Kali and Let’s Be Frank:


FFS PRO with Loren SwalheimWith over a decade of experience on jobsites all over the world, Loren Swalheim (Director, Technical Services) has pretty much seen it all. In this episode, we explore the FFS PRO® suite of services that are powered by Franklin Fueling Systems’ technical expertise and break down how distributors and installers can utilize the tools to make their jobs easier.

UL 2447 with Anna OgurekWhat is UL 2447? How does it affect your business? Anna Ogurek and I talk about what this UL certification means, the products it effects, and how Franklin Fueling Systems provides the widest offering of UL 2447 listed products in the industry.

Carbon Series with Anna OgurekThis week I sit down with Anna Ogurek to talk about our new Carbon Series(TM) single and double wall fiberglass dispenser sumps. Hear how the new manufacturing techniques and interstitial monitoring options are making them the most versatile dispenser sumps in the industry.

NOTE:  The Carbon Series Dispenser Sumps will be featured in the Franklin Fueling booth at the John W. Kennedy Company’s Forging Relationships Trade Show on March 27th & 28th.

You can also find Franklin’s Carbon Series dispenser sumps and accessories on the Kennedy eCommerce website here.

Regulation Navigation with Gary SaltzThis week’s theme is Regulation Navigation! The Underground Storage Tank Federal regulations by the EPA went into effect on October 13th, 2018. Are you complying? Gary Saltz and I navigate through these regulations to help you understand what your options are and how to stay in compliance.




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

Responding to a Leak in an Underground Storage Tank

In our previous blogs, we discussed in detail how to prevent and detect UST leaks at gas stations and other UST facilities.

But what should you do if a leak happens?

What immediate actions should you take? Who should you contact? How should you proceed to managing and controlling the leak? Continue reading

OPW New England UST EVR Certification Class – Official Invitation ( December 12, 2018 )


OPW UST EVR Training Certification

OPW invites you to attend their UST EVR Training Certification class.

Description: The OPW EVR live certification course provides attendees a hand’s on opportunity to install and service all of the OPW UST EVR Phase One System Components listed on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order. Attendees will use the tools provided in class while performing basic installation and routine maintenance of phase one components. There is no experience necessary and the class is free. There will be an open book test at the conclusion of the class and with a passing grade you will receive a 2 year certification.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Where: Hilton Garden Inn  – 800 Hall of Fame Ave. – Springfield, MA 01105


IMPORTANT:  Please contact us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us here ASAP to reserve a spot with the attendee name, company name & email address. Please note: all (3) bits of information are needed in order to officially register the attendee for the training class.

Enrollment will be on a first come first serve basis. If registration is low there is a possibility that training sessions may be cancelled.


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


3 Things Every Retailer Needs to Know about the 2018 EPA Regulations

Our friends at OPW would just like to kindly remind everyone that the EPA’s new Environmental Testing Regulations go into full effect on October 13, 2018, and OPW has a full line of products that are compatible with the 4 major regulatory requirements for new and existing Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems.

Watch the video below and learn more at opwglobal.com/epa-regulations!


Check out our blog post from August 2018, Are You Ready?? The Cost of Non-Compliance: You Can’t Afford It, containing OPW’s infographic that covers the history of UST Regulations.

You can find many of OPW’s great products in our web store and if you don’t find what you are looking for there or have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1.800.238.1225. 

Click on the logos below to explore OPW products online:






OPW Retail Fueling Components




OPW Fuel Management Systems





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