Gilbarco Unveiling DEF Dispenser

Johnson to speak at NATSO Show on diesel exhaust fluid strategies

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Truckstop and travel plaza operators at the NATSO Show will see a new fuel dispenser designed to offer diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and diesel at the same fueling position. The Gilbarco Encore S DEF + 1 dispenser makes its exhibition debut at the NATSO Show, February 17-21 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The new dispenser features an industry-exclusive stainless-steel mass flow meter to measure DEF. It is Weights & Measures approved. The dispenser is designed specifically to prevent DEF freezing and crystallization with a thermostat-controlled, heated cabinet [image-nocss] and specially designed optional hanging hardware. The hydraulics are stainless steel to protect against corrosion.

"Drivers clearly want the convenience of filling their diesel and DEF tanks from the same fueling position, anywhere on the island," said Chad Johnson, marketing manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Our unique design allows retailers to make the most of their forecourt space and allows for the card transaction to take place at a single fueling position, improving forecourt throughput."

Approximately 75% of trucks on the road by the end of 2015 will require DEF, according to Johnson.

More than 150 Gilbarco Encore S units that dispense DEF only are already installed in U.S. truckstops, said the company.

The new fuel dispenser operates as an Ultra-Hi flow diesel master that can work with an Encore S diesel Ultra-Hi flow satellite unit on the other side of the truck to fill both diesel tanks simultaneously. The master also offers DEF, minimizing the need for drivers to visit multiple locations for their fluid needs.

Options include 5.7-inch monochrome or 10.4-inch color screens, bar code scanner, alphanumeric keypad for entry of VIN, FlexPay Secure Card Reader, contactless card reader, call button, intercom speakers, five-button/incremental programmable preset and two-level price posting for cash and credit pricing

Also, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has announced that Johnson will speak at the NATSO Show on February 19. The presentation, entitled "Diesel Exhaust Fluid: The Truckstop's New Profit Center," will outline strategies for supplying and marketing DEF, as well as the equipment and infrastructure that will help retailers make the most of their forecourt space and combine payment transactions.

NATSO, formerly known as the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, is a national trade group that represents more than 1,070 travel plazas and truckstops owned by more than 240 corporate entities.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the leading supplier of gasoline dispensers, payment systems, point-of-sale systems and other equipment and services to the retail and commercial petroleum market.