Are your STPs talking to your ATGs?

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Clogged pumps, water in tanks, and continually beeping Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs) are an all-to-common nuisance for marketers and their store managers. Dealing with fuel system issues detracts from a store manager’s main priority of keeping the convenience business running smoothly.

Many top marketers are now leveraging the power of their EVO™ Series ATGs to do more than just traditional tank level and compliance monitoring. All EVO™ Series ATGs include the industry’s only fully integrated Turbine Pump Interface (TPI) capability which provides enhanced Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) monitoring, automation, and control. This technology allows marketers to automate common pain points out of their daily operations.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. Turbine Pump Interface is a powerful tool that creates a network between any EVO™ Series ATG and any FE PETRO® or Guardian Series™ STP intelligent controller.

  2. Through TPI the devices share data to provide enhanced system capabilities.

  3. The ATG can be programmed to automatically respond to faults in the submersible pumping system and react with intelligence that pump controllers alone cannot.

  4. Additionally, anyone with network access can remotely log into the ATG via the FFS PRO® Connect web interface (on any web-enabled device, no apps, no softward downloads, no ongoing fees) to view pump status and remotely troubleshoot the site.
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TPI IN ACTION

Let’s take a look at three real-world examples of how marketers are utilizing TPI to increase efficiency, protect their business, and reduce service calls.

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Pump In Water Automation

Scenario: When the water level in a tank approaches the pump intake, the tank gauge will enter alarm mode and automatically shut down the pump, protecting the system and consumers from water being pumped from that tank.

TPI Saves the Day: By shutting off the affected pump, TPI prevented water from being pumped into the customer’s vehicle, avoiding potential damage and lost customer loyalty. Additionally, the fuel management rules engine can automatically notify the proper off-site personnel to ensure a timely and accurate response.

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Clogged Intake Escalation

Scenario: When the pump controller reports a dry run, the tank gauge automatically verifies against product levels and determines whether a clogged intake has occurred. If clogged, the tank gauge will automatically attempt to clear the intake on its own.

TPI Saves the Day: By attempting to clear the intake on its own, TPI can eliminate the need for a service call. Whether the intake is cleared or not, TPI will log the alarm to provide detailed history to expedite service in the event of a future dry run versus clogged intake alarm.

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Remote Pump Interaction

Scenario: A site reports an intermittent problem with the pumping system, but cannot provide any detailed feedback of the alarms being issued by the intelligent controllers and the tank gauge.

TPI Saves the Day: By networking the intelligent controllers to the fuel management system via TPI, a technician can remotely connect to the site to review the logged event history and view the status of the pump controllers. If necessary, the history provided by TPI can ensure the proper equipment is on the technician’s service vehicle before leaving to perform maintenance.

 


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UPGRADE TO EVO™ SERIES

If your existing Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) is ready to be replaced, the new EVO™ 600 and EVO™ 6000 ATGs represent the next step in the evolution of tank gauges. Evolving with the changing needs of marketers and operators, the EVO™ 600 and EVO™ 6000 provide new capabilities to leverage your ATG for more than just fuel management. Do more with your ATG.

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