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New Wayne NAMOS Point-of-Sale (POS) System Video Available on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZA_C8FZ0gY

July 9th, 2015  - The evolution of the #POS system has arrived. Today's Petroleum & convenience industry is dynamic & ever-changing. In order to stay ahead of constantly shifting trends, fuel retailers need comprehensive & innovative solutions to move their business forward. The #Wayne #NAMOS #POS system is the answer for keeping up with today's fast-paced retail fuel environment. Wayne Fueling Systems has aligned with #retail #industry #expert #Wincor #Nixdorf to develop our most advanced retail management system yet. The #NAMOS #POS system delivers easy-to-use, yet advanced features specifically designed for fuel retailers 

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Members of SECO

Hands on #experience at @SECO_USA is essential for maintaining & building our #craftsmanship. There is nothing that can compare to what they do for our partners #nationwide. Each team member of @SECO_USA complements the other. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. http://buff.ly/1NLui12 

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Graco Industrial Lubrication Equipment: Dyna-Star

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Graco Industrial Lubrication Equipment: Dyna-Star

May 07, 2014
Exxaro Grootegeluk Coal Mine is situated 25 km from Lephalale in South Africa’s
Limpopo province, this openpit mine employs 1 800 people and produces
18,6Mtpa of thermal and semisoft coking coal using a conventional truck and
shovel operation. Grootegeluk has the world’s largest beneficiation complex
where 7 600 tonnes per hour of run of mine coal is upgraded in six different
plants.

Longer life & increased reliability
The Grootegeluk fleet of dump trucks operating on the mine is fitted with the latest technology to ensure continuous operation and reliability of their fleet. Flosolve (Pty) Ltd. recently supplied and installed the new Graco DynaStar 10:1 hydraulic pump on one of the Euclid EH3500 diesel electric dump trucks, the Graco DynaStar pump is a premier Graco
hydraulic pump and is a new industry standard for industrial and vehicle lubrication. The DynaStar supplies lubricant (grease) to the adjustable injectors lubricating the bearings on the Euclid dump truck. The pump uses the existing low pressure hydraulic power source on the Euclid to lubricate itself delivering longer life and increased reliability. The
versatile Graco DynaStar pump system is designed for both injector and progressive divider block systems.

Innovative design
During normal operation of the fleet the Euclid dump trucks are subjected to excessive vibration as a result of their harsh operating environment, this vibration has in the past caused competing pump systems to fail. The Graco DynaStar hydraulic piston pump has an innovative design and is vertically orientated in order to eliminate the design “flaw” observed
in old pump systems; this vertical orientation ensures continuous operation of the pump and the greasing system on the
vehicle.

The Graco DynaStar reservoir is manufactured out of a thick 12 gauge steel and is powder coated ensuring better durability. The DynaStar reservoir has a 50% greater capacity which means less refill cycles and longer machine availability.


“After 1000 hours we are very happy with the overall performance of the Graco Dynastar,
the system has an excellent design; where previous systems have leaked oil the Dynastar
is still clean. The service and backup we have received from Flosolve has been very good, their open door philosophy is great, we really feel like family when we contact them. If the Graco Dynastar continues to perform as expected the Dynastar
will definitely be the hydraulic pump of choice on all our dump trucks.” Buks Swanepoel Exxaro Grootegeluk Coal Mine.

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The Ascentium Capital Difference

Ascentium Capital, one of the United States' largest private-independent finance companies, is a national direct lender providing customized business financing programs in the retail petroleum & C-store segment. The company's program benefit equipment manufacturers, jobbers, & retailers. 

Ascentium provides extreme financing flexibility on state-of-the-art solutions. Additionally, financing may also cover new locations & expansion projects, LED lighting, & other equipment including tanks, canopies, etc. Jobbers can also position themselves as a true partner with retailers. Ascentium enables jobbers to finance new equipment to place at retail locations. This allows start-up retailers or retailer who are re-establishing credit, to grow their business! 

SECO & jobbers can effectively use financing & incorporate it into 'Fueling Your Future'. 

  • Increase profits
  • Flexible terms & deferred payment options
  • Simple process

SECO & Ascentium want to provide you with the best experience when improving existing & building your new filling / C-Store locations. 

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EPA's Updated UST Rules are final & will be published in the Federal Register

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) updated underground storage tank (UST) rules (the regulation) are final and will be published soon in the Federal Register. You can access the regulation through EPA’s website where you will find:

  • Links to a pre-publication version of the signed regulation (472 pages), a regulatory impact analysis (167 pages) and a Response to Comments document (181 pages);
  • A summary-level comparison of the 1988 regulation to the final 2015 UST regulation;
  • A redline strikeout version showing the final 2015 regulation imbedded into the existing regulation;
  • Additional resources, including an updated edition of EPA’s popular Musts for USTs booklet; and
  • Once published, a link to the Federal Register version of the regulation.

The regulation adds periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems; addresses UST systems deferred in the 1988 regulations; adds new release prevention and detection technologies; updates codes of practices; makes editorial corrections and technical amendments; adds secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks in Indian country; adds operator training requirements in Indian country; and updates state program approval (SPA) requirements to incorporate these changes.

It is important to keep in mind that many states (38) and territories (2) have SPA from EPA. In these cases, the state’s UST regulation is followed in lieu of the federal UST regulation. States (12) and territories (3) without state program approval must follow the new federal regulation. You can access a list of states and territories with/without state program approval here.

 

The regulation addresses 25 specific UST-related areas. We don’t have the space to cover all of them here. Furthermore, we have not compared the final UST regulations with those proposed in 2011.  And to keep this as simple as possible, we have not added EPA’s rationale as to why it did or didn’t include certain requirements in its regulation. You can read the 181-page Response to Comments document for that information. What follows are the changes to EPA’s regulations that we believe impact PEI members and their customers the most.

Implementation schedule. With few exceptions (USTs in Indian country), EPA aligns the implementation time frames in the regulation to begin either on the effective date (90 days after publication in the Federal Register) of the regulation or three years after the effective date of the regulation. The requirements implemented on the effective date of the regulation are those that either do not require significant education and outreach or apply to new installations, repairs or releases. EPA allows up to three years for owners and operators to implement the requirements that require significant outreach, equipment to be upgraded or installed (such as for previously deferred UST systems), or scheduling or testing.

Periodic walkthrough inspections. The regulation requires owners and operators to conduct walkthrough inspections as follows:

·         Every 30 days check spill prevention equipment for damage and remove liquid or debris; check for and remove obstructions in the fill pipe; check the fill cap to ensure it is securely on the fill pipe; and for double-walled spill buckets with interstitial monitoring, check for a leak in the interstitial area (exception: owners and operators of spill prevention equipment at UST systems receiving deliveries at intervals greater than 30 days may check that equipment prior to each delivery). Also check release detection equipment to ensure it is operating with no alarms or unusual operating conditions present and ensure release detection records are reviewed and current.

·         Annually check containment sumps for damage and leaks to the containment area or releases into the environment; remove liquid or debris in contained sumps; and for double-walled containment sumps with interstitial monitoring, check for a leak in the interstitial area. Also check hand-held release detection equipment, such as gauge sticks and bailers, for operability and serviceability.

The regulation allows owners and operators to conduct operation and maintenance walkthrough inspections according to a standard code of practice developed by a nationally recognized association or independent testing laboratory, or according to requirements developed by the implementing agency. The inspections must check equipment in a manner comparable to the walkthrough inspection requirements described above. EPA included PEI’s Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems (PEI/RP900) as a code of practice that may be used to meet the walkthrough inspection requirement. Owners and operators who use the code of practice option for meeting UST requirements must use the entire code of practice. For example, owners and operators would not meet the walkthrough inspection requirement if they chose to follow only some of the walkthrough inspection areas in the code of practice while ignoring others.

Other requirements concerning walkthrough requirements include:

  • To align implementation of all operation and maintenance requirements, the regulation requires owners and operators to begin conducting walkthrough inspections three years after the effective date of the final UST regulation.
  • EPA will not change the cathodic protection checks at the 60-day interval specified in the 1988 UST regulation.
  • Monitoring and observation wells do not have to be checked to ensure they are secure.
  • Owners and operators are required to maintain records of walkthrough inspections for one year. 

Spill containment. Owners and operators must have spill prevention equipment tested at least once every three years. The regulation includes vacuum, pressure and liquid testing as methods for testing spill prevention equipment. PEI’s Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities (PEI/RP1200) was found by EPA to be adequate for periodic testing of spill prevention equipment and has been added to EPA’s regulation. EPA does not require periodic secondary containment testing of double-walled spill containment equipment where the integrity of both walls is periodically checked via the walkthrough inspection (see walkthrough discussion). That means double-walled spill prevention equipment must be monitored at least every 30 days or before each delivery for USTs receiving infrequent deliveries. 

Overfill prevention equipment. Owners and operators must have overfill prevention devices inspected at least once every three years. Implementation is based on a single date and not phased in based on the age of the tank. Inspection protocols developed by nationally recognized associations or testing laboratories, manufacturer’s requirements or instructions, or requirements determined by the implementing agency to be as protective of human health and the environment must be followed. PEI’s Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment (PEI/RP1200) has been reviewed by EPA, found adequate for the periodic inspection of overfill prevention equipment, and added to the regulation.

Secondary containment testing. The regulation requires periodic testing for both new and existing containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring. This testing includes the penetrations. Containment sumps used for reasons other than interstitial monitoring of piping do not have to meet the periodic testing requirement. In addition, as with spill prevention testing, EPA is not requiring periodic secondary containment testing of double-walled containment sumps where the integrity of both walls is periodically monitored. Periodically monitored means owners and operators must monitor the space between the two walls of the containment sump at a frequency consistent with, or more frequent than, the walkthrough inspection frequency. Implementation is based on a single date and not based on tank age. The UST regulation does NOT require periodic secondary containment testing of secondarily contained tanks and lines.

Release detection equipment. EPA provides three years to implement the operation and maintenance requirements for leak detection equipment. Groundwater and vapor monitoring as methods of leak detection are allowed with some restrictions. For owners and operators choosing groundwater or vapor monitoring as their method of release detection, EPA is requiring hand-held electronic equipment such as photoionization devices. Non-electronic hand-held devices, such as measuring sticks and groundwater bailers, are covered under the walkthrough requirements.

To clarify that EPA’s requirement for simulated testing of line leak detectors applies to electronic and mechanical line leak detectors, EPA changed §280.40(a)(3)(iii) of the 1988 regulation to include the term automatic. That action makes the requirement consistent with how EPA has historically referenced both electronic and mechanical devices that are described by the term automatic line leak detectors in § 280.44(a).

EPA allows PEI’s RP1200 to be used to meet the Agency’s testing requirements for leak detection equipment.      

Release detection for UST systems used with emergency power generators. EPA eliminated the deferral for release detection for UST systems storing fuel solely for use by emergency power generators. The regulation allows owners and operators flexibility to choose the most appropriate release detection methods for their systems, including line leak detectors that trigger an alarm only and do not necessarily shut down the pumps. The regulation requires that the alarm must be transmitted to a monitoring center where someone on site can hear or see the alarm and respond to a suspected or confirmed release. Owners of emergency generator tanks installed before the effective date of the regulation must begin meeting the release detection requirements within three years of the effective date. USTs storing fuel for emergency power generation installed after the effective date must meet the release detection requirements at installation.

Groundwater and vapor monitoring. EPA determined that vapor monitoring and groundwater monitoring are used by 5 percent of the UST owners to comply with the Agency’s release detection requirements. UST owners in Arkansas (29 percent), Louisiana (12 percent) and Mississippi (65 percent) rely on vapor monitoring, groundwater monitoring, or a combination more often than UST owners throughout the rest of the country. The widespread use of these release detection methods influenced EPA to continue to allow their use in meeting the regulation, provided owners and operators demonstrate proper installation and performance through site assessments.

Field-erected tanks. EPA removed the 1988 deferral of field-erected tanks (FETs) in UST systems from regulation. The regulation now provides that the current release detection methods in subpart D of the 1988 regulation are appropriate for FETs less than 50,000 gallons. For those tanks, EPA did not establish leak detection requirements beyond those listed for conventional UST systems. EPA also retained the option for owners and operators to demonstrate to the implementing agencies release detection methods as effective as those stated in the final UST regulation. Implementing agencies must approve options not specifically included in the UST regulation.

EPA provided three additional options in its regulation that provide flexibility for owners and operators (primarily the Department of Defense) of FETs greater than 50,000 to meet the release detection requirements.

Ball float valves (flow restrictors). EPA eliminated the use of flow restrictors in vent lines as an overfill protection option for new UST systems installations and when overfill equipment is replaced. Ball float valves may still be used on tanks installed on or before the effective date of the regulation as long as the ball float continues to operate effectively. As mentioned in the overfill prevention section, beginning three years after the implementation date, ball float valves must be tested for proper operation once every three years. If the ball float valve is not operating properly and cannot be repaired, the overfill device must be replaced with one of the other two types of overfill prevention (automatic shutoff devices or overfill alarms).

Internally lined tanks. The UST regulation requires the closure of internally lined tanks (where the lining is used to meet cathodic protection requirements) if the lining fails the periodic inspection and cannot be repaired according to a code of practice developed by a nationally recognized association or independent testing laboratory. In the preamble to the regulation, EPA clarifies that this requirement only applies to tanks internally lined to meet the corrosion protection requirement of § 280.21 and does not apply to tanks lined for other reasons, such as compatibility or secondary containment.

Compatibility requirements. EPA has always required that UST systems be made of or lined with materials compatible with the substance stored. This requirement has not changed. In addition, 30 days prior to switching to a regulated substance containing greater than 10 percent ethanol or 20 percent biodiesel, UST owners and operators must notify the implementing agency of the impending switch. Further, UST systems storing one of these blends must demonstrate compatibility through a listing by a nationally recognized independent testing laboratory or through equipment or component manufacturer approval.

In the absence of and as an alternative to demonstrating compatibility, implementing agencies may choose to accept other options for allowing the continued use of UST systems storing substances containing greater than 10 percent ethanol or 20 percent biodiesel. For example, in lieu of an affirmative compatibility determination, implementing agencies may allow secondarily contained UST systems using interstitial monitoring to store regulated substances containing greater than 10 percent ethanol or 20 percent biodiesel, because a release from the primary containment will be contained by the secondary and detected by the interstitial monitoring before a release reaches the environment.

Repair issues. Leaking UST systems can be repaired. Beginning on the effective date of the regulation:

  • Within 30 days after repairs to secondary containment areas of tanks, the secondary containment must be tested for tightness.
  • Within 30 days after repairing spill or overfill prevention equipment, the repaired equipment must be tested or inspected to ensure it is operating properly.
  • Within 30 days after repairs to secondary containment areas of piping used for interstitial monitoring and to containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring of piping, the secondary containment must be tested for tightness.
  • For USTs installed after December 22, 1988, when 50 percent or more of the piping connected to a single tank is removed and replaced, the entire piping run must be replaced with piping that has secondary containment and interstitial monitoring.

Records for each repair must be kept until the UST is permanently closed or undergoes a change in service. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Underground Storage Tank Requirements to Improve Prevention & Detection of Leaks

EPA Strengthens Underground Storage Tank Requirements to Improve Prevention and Detection of Leaks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination.  EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the United States meet the same release protection standards.

“These changes will better protect people’s health and benefit the environment in communities across the country by improving prevention and detection of underground storage tank releases,” said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.  “Extensive and meaningful collaboration with our underground storage tank partners and stakeholders was vital to the development of the new regulations.  The revised requirements will also help ensure consistency in implementing the tanks program among states and on tribal lands.”

Secondary containment and operator training requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 will apply to USTs on tribal lands.  In addition, these requirements improve EPA’s original 1988 UST regulation by closing regulatory gaps, adding new technologies, and focusing on properly operating and maintaining existing UST systems. 

Underground storage tanks are located at hundreds of thousands of facilities across America.  Both marketers and nonretail facilities own USTs.  Marketers include retail facilities such as gas stations and convenience stores that sell petroleum products.  Nonretail facilities include those that do not sell petroleum products, but may rely on their own supply of gasoline or diesel for taxis, buses, limousines, trucks, vans, boats, heavy equipment, or a wide range of other vehicles.

The revised requirements include:
•           adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping;
•           adding operator training requirements;
•           adding periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems;
•           removing past deferrals for emergency generator tanks, airport hydrant systems, and field-constructed tanks;
•           adding new release prevention and detection technologies;
•           updating codes of practice; and
•           updating state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes.

States and territories primarily implement the UST program.  Many states already have some of these new requirements in place.  For others, these changes will set standards that are more protective.

In developing the final UST regulation, EPA reached out extensively to affected and interested UST stakeholders.  EPA carefully considered the environmental benefits of the UST requirements, while balancing those with the potential future costs of compliance for UST owners and operators.  For example, EPA is not requiring owners and operators to replace existing equipment, but rather is focusing on better operation and maintenance of that equipment.

The docket for the UST regulation is EPA-HQ-UST-2011-0301 and can be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov when the final regulation is published.

More information about this regulation is available at EPA’s UST regulation website at www.epa.gov/oust


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1/20/2015 inOvation TV Media Platform Now Offered Free to ALL FUEL RETAILERS (Branded or Not Branded)

inOvationTV™ Media Platform Now Offered Free to All Fuel Retailers

  • New media-at-the-pump program provides an all-inclusive media solution that delivers unprecedented value for fuel retailers nationwide at no additional cost and with no hidden fees


Austin, Texas USA - January 15, 2015 - Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations and Gas Station TV (GSTV), America's No. 1 video network at the pump, delivers the inOvationTV™ media platform at no charge and with no hidden fees to gas retailers that purchase new Wayne Ovation™2 fuel dispensers.

In addition to the program's nationwide availability and GSTV-exclusive premium content, fuel retailers can expect to reap added value over $29,000 in free technology upgrades.  Included in this offer are the Wayne Connect™ IP-485® wireless solution providing EMV connectivity readiness, the Wayne Fusion™ gateway enabling cloud-based services, and a media-component warranty for the life of the contract.

"Providing free accessibility to the latest technology in one package demonstrates our commitment to help fuel retailers differentiate their business, drive brand loyalty, and prepare for the EMV transition," states Cameron Nokes, Product Manager, inOvationTV media program, Wayne Fueling Systems. "GSTV's premium programming and site-specific retailer promotional ads have led to significant increases in return visits, as well as customer conversion from the forecourt to the C-store.  This comprehensive solution demonstrates a proven lower total-cost-of-ownership for the fuel retailer."
 
GSTV continues to deliver an industry-leading experience at the pump through exclusive long-term agreements with premium content brands such as ESPN™, CNN™, Bloomberg Television™, and AccuWeather™. According to a June 2014 Wayne Fueling Systems and GSTV Lieberman Forecourt Media Study, inOvationTV media solution customers are two times more likely to visit the C-store during their visit than at stations without media. Furthermore, ninety-one percent agree the inOvationTV media platform makes pumping gas a better experience.
 
"The high level of engagement among our active set of hard-to-reach consumers results in an industry-high ad recall - a critical measurement of success in our evolving media landscape," stated David Leider, CEO of GSTV. "Our collaboration with Wayne Fueling Systems bridges leading technology with a unique marketing solution that helps drive strong ROI for marketers, and providing the inOvationTV media platform free to retailers paves the way for continuous growth of the media platform nationwide."
 
For more information or to showcase the inOvationTV media platform in your region, please visit
www.inovationtv.com, contact Wayne Service Solutions at 512-388-8545, or GSTV Retailer Relations at 248-581-2981.
 
About Wayne Fueling Systems
Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing.  Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. 
www.wayne.com
 
About Gas Station TV
Gas Station TV (GSTV), a Rockbridge Growth Equity company, is America's No.1 video network at the pump, delivering an industry-leading experience to more than 50 million monthly viewers nationwide. Exclusive content from ESPN, CNN's Headline News and Buzz Today, Bloomberg TV and AccuWeather engages consumers and drives them to action on behalf of advertisers and gas retailers. For more information, please visit
GSTV.com or engage with us on Twitter @GasStationTV, Facebook.com/GasStationTV or Linkedin.com/company/Gas-Station-TV.