Gilbarco Readies for E15

Expands standard fuel-dispenser warranty

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root has upgraded the warranty on its standard fuel dispensers to cover use of ethanol content up to E15. The change includes fuel dispensers that are under warranty in the field. These dispensers are currently Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved for ethanol up to E10 under the UL 87 standard.

"We are pleased to lead the market with the expansion of our current warranty from E10 to E15, ensuring that our customers are covered if the current E10 standard is broadened to E15," said Richard Browne, vice president marketing, North America [image-nocss] at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Our standard fuel dispenser models, currently UL listed to 10% ethanol, will now carry a warranty for up to 15% ethanol."

The change is retroactive to Gilbarco dispensers manufactured or commissioned in North America since April 1, 2008. Models include the Gilbarco Encore and Legacy series dispensers, as well as the Gasboy Atlas product line.

"Our customers can be confident that Gilbarco and Gasboy will honor warranty claims and otherwise support the dispensers they have recently purchased or are considering, should the blending standards change to E15," Browne said.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root offers a full range of flexible fuel solutions. Earlier this month, the company obtained UL and National Conference on Weights and Measures approval for 19 Gilbarco Encore flexible fuel dispenser models for use with blends up to E25.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, N.C., is a leading global supplier of integrated fuel control, site management, and support services for petroleum marketers and commercial fueling enterprises. Products include dispensers, payment systems, tank gauges, submersible pumps, point-of-sale systems, and remote monitoring of site functionality.