Wayne Installs First CNG Dispenser with Integrated Payment Capabilities

Offers same look, feel, payment options as petroleum dispensers

AUSTIN, Texas -- Wayne, A GE Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, has announced the first installation of its compressed natural gas (CNG) dispenser with in-dispenser payment capabilities, including pay-at-the-pump. The dispenser is installed at a McShan florist site in Dallas, which is a CNG Texas-brand fueling station.

The Wayne Vista CNG dispenser allows CNG station owners to have the same look and feel and payment options that petroleum dispensers offer their customers, creating a familiar fueling experience.

"With CNG savings of up to $2 per gallon over gas and diesel, plus government incentives for CNG vehicles and infrastructure, fleets should be investigating converting to CNG," said Lynn Laughlin, president, CNG Station Contractors LLC and operator of the McShan Florist site. "After spending several months researching less satisfactory dispenser options, we found the new Wayne design and jumped at the opportunity to deploy it. Wayne solutions and innovations address the growing dispenser needs of the increasing CNG market which is taking advantage of these fleet fuel savings."

The Vista CNG dispenser provides the same payment terminal, dispenser interfaces and PCI-compliant (payment card industry) in-dispenser terminal options as Wayne petroleum dispensers in order to facilitate point-of-sale (POS) integration.

Wayne is the first manufacturer in North America to offer CNG dispensers with its own integrated pay-at-the-pump options.

"Others purchase the terminal and dispenser frame separately and upfit it with their CNG dispenser electronics and gas components," said Tom Glahn, director of fleet sales for Austin, Texas-based Wayne. "Wayne is a familiar and established supplier of complete fuel dispensing solutions, allowing customers the comfort of a recognizable interface for making their purchase with an easy-to-use payment terminal."

To allow the use of a payment terminal in a CNG dispenser, other designs use an air purge system to continuously change the air in the CNG electronics area to a nonhazardous zone; however, this system can create an air space that can be humid, dirty and cold, all of which are enemies of electronics. Wayne's solution uses a special isolated electronics design and venting to eliminate the need for a purge system and its potential problems, including extra cost for fan and piping and maintaining pressurization.

In addition to fueling the 25 McShan CNG delivery vans that travel throughout seven Metroplex counties, the McShan Florist site also fuels the general public.

Wayne is a component of GE's 2011 acquisition of Dresser Inc. and is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and servicing of forecourt fueling solutions where reliability and uptime are critical. Dispensers, payment platforms, control systems and technology from Wayne play an essential role in traditional and alternative fueling sites around the world.