Franklin Fueling Systems is pleased to announce that its submersible turbine pumps (STPs) are now UL listed for use in applications containing ethanol concentrations up to 85 percent, yet another industry-first achievement for the FE Petro brand.
After the rigorous 16-week UL testing procedure in which the FE Petro STP was subjected to demanding exposure testing with aggressive fuel blends, the industry’s leading STP line emerged with positive results to achieve the industry’s first UL approval for STPs to be used in E85 applications.
“There is a certain peace of mind that comes with a third-party approval like the UL listing. Our customers know that our equipment has been put through some very demanding testing in order to achieve that listing. They can be confident when they put our STP in the ground to pump ethanol blends that it will perform to the highest degree,” said Jay Walsh, Vice President of Business Development for Franklin Fueling Systems.
To achieve the UL listing, Franklin Fueling Systems replaced several of the materials that make up the components used in the STP with those that are resistant to corrosion in applications containing ethanol content up to 85 percent. These enhancements include replacing soft or yellow metals with stainless steel as well as replacing the materials used to fabricate gaskets with other fuel resistant materials.
“This UL listing marks a significant achievement for the FE Petro brand as well as the industry itself,” said Walsh. “We feel that this type of future fuel compatibility will only increase across the petroleum equipment industry moving forward. With the EPA showing its support of higher ethanol blends and the current administration’s commitment to strengthening the ethanol fuel infrastructure and vehicle fleet, we feel it is only a matter of time before the demand for products that are UL listed for high concentrations of ethanol blend will begin to significantly increase.”
Franklin Fueling Systems will begin shipping all AG (alcohol gas) compatible STPs with the UL marking and upgrades beginning January 22, 2010. For a complete listing of the UL listed STPs, contact your local Franklin Fueling Systems approved FE Petro distributor.
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