Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Enevo: Easy Installation and Set-up


It has never been easier or more cost-effective to manage liquids stored in tanks scattered in a variety of locations. Enevo uses ultrasonic technology to measure tank fill levels, then sends the data over cellular networks for analysis and action by any web-browser enabled device. This is up-to-the-minute information that instantly allows dispatchers to make informed decisions about their inventory; a far-cry from inefficient route-based scheduling that costs time and money. This short video provides a nice overview of the system.
Simple Installation
In the field, the Enevo system’s state-of-the-art hardware is simple to install. An Enevo WEL-008L sensor contains all the wireless level-collection technology needed for a single tank up to 16 feet deep. The WEL-008L sensor is made of extremely durable fiber-reinforced polypropylene and proprietary polyurethane. The sensor weighs just over a pound, yet will operate in the most extreme temperatures and in all weather conditions. Installation requires only a magnet to activate the sensor followed by physically screwing the unit into an appropriate 1.5 inch or two-inch opening on the tank. No special tools are required.

The ultrasonic sensors need an unobstructed column of air for precise level measurement from any type of tank. The illustration below shows some example configurations. The robust ultrasonic sonar technology combines with motion sensors and smart software to measure fill-levels, detect when the tank has been filled or sense when it is empty. Measurements are taken at regular interval and automatically communicated over 2G/3G cellular networks.


The software to monitor activity reported by the individual sensors can be set up by customers using any browser-enabled device through the Enevo web interface. The capability includes a comprehensive back office toolset for dispatchers and managers for configuring sites and schedules, managing fleets, assigning routes, monitoring status and operations in real-time, and viewing reports and statistics.

The Enevo system requires minimal training and yields immediate benefit. It is a powerful tool that allows dispatchers to plan optimal service routes. The Enevo system also provides notifications and alerts for additional peace of mind. Customers will be happy and the competition will be left in the dust.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Are Your Systems Ready for the End of 2G Cellular Networks?

The end of 2016 brings with it some really big changes. And, no, we are not talking about  politics here -- so feel free to read on!

Systems that depend on the AT&T 2G Cellular network will find themselves without service when 2017 begins. The situation means that any device which uses the AT&T 2G GSM 850/1900MHz network "will need to upgrade their devices as they will be unable to make or receive calls, send or receive text messages, or use data services after 12/31/2016" the company noted in its web site.
One estimate suggests between 10 and 14 million GPS devices, cell phones and tablets will need to be replaced.

Remote Monitoring Systems with 3G Cellular Capability

Enevo has a solution for companies with remote tank monitoring systems that will be affected by the end of AT&T 2G systems. The WE-008L sensor is a wireless tank fill level monitoring device that features state-of-the-art measurement and communication using 3G cellular networks. This provides global coverage thanks to partnerships with hundreds of telecom providers to ensure growth.

Check out this great short video to learn more about Enevo.



The communication capability delivers a wealth of information for those responsible for managing tank levels at several remote locations. The data is available at a glance on any web-enabled device so they can efficiently plan routes to service their tanks and quickly respond to changes in demand. It changes the game for petroleum product distributors or companies with tanks placed in a variety of locations. The sensor and server software are constantly being improved; elivering reliable, world-class technology.

AT&T is providing answers to a lot of questions about the 2G network sunset as well. The reason boils down to the ever increasing reliance on mobile capability. The company notes that mobile data traffic grew 75,000 percent between 2001 and 2006. But that pales by the 150,000 percent increase in traffic on its mobile wireless network from 2007 to 2015. To handle all of that AT&T is changing how it allocates its spectrum in ways that will accommodate a deluge of high speed data created by social networks, smart phones and other wirelessly-connected machines.

We depend on data in our wireless world. Stay ahead of the curve and don't go dark at the 2G "sundown".



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Remote Tank Monitoring Made Easy - A Brief Video Explanation

Welcome to the front line of digital solutions for remote tank monitoring! This short video offers a great overview of the Enevo system, which is ideal for petroleum product distributors with multiple locations requiring constant attention.


Husky’s Enevo solution starts at the tank, where robust sensors constantly monitor the tank’s fill level and environment. Simple installation and a five-year battery life mean the fully integrated sensors can be installed and never worried about again. Information is transmitted at regular intervals or during abnormal events such as sudden fluid level changes.

Enevo combines the ease-of-use familiar in consumer products with the reliability of enterprise-grade solutions. System setup is a breeze and requires almost no training, which offers instant value for the end-user. Dispatchers use any web-browser enabled device to get a helicopter-view of operations; fresh status updates, trends, reports, and alerts make incredible delivery efficiencies a reality.

Enevo is a Husky Corporation strategic partner. Contact 800-325-3558 or sales@husky.com for more information.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

See How Fleets and Retailers Can Get Into Bulk DEF Dispensing

The number of vehicles that are required to use DEF is constantly increasing. So what is the solution for fleets, government entities, retailers and those with unattended fueling sites that need to service DEF equipped vehicles or equipment? 

This video offers a look at the new Benecor Mini-Bulk series that makes DEF bulk systems economically viable for increasing numbers of customers at the right size and price-point.




Benecor’s Mini-Bulk Standard Duty Series is available in three different sizes of DEF storage and dispensing capability. All are designed for use on standard fueling islands, with turnkey installation that allows fleet and retail customers to start pumping DEF quickly.

Benecor Mini-Bulk Standard Duty products are rugged fiberglass-based units that have been fully-tested to ensure years of trouble-free use. Benecor is the only manufacturer to use fiberglass construction, a material that is not affected by the corrosive nature of DEF. Benecor systems meet ISO 22241-3 & 4 standards for dispensing and storing DEF.
·         Mini-Bulk sizes: 750-gallon, 1,000-gallon or 1,500-gallon
o   The 1,500-gallon version is the largest on-island DEF option on the market.
·         Standard-Duty Storage: Warm or cold weather storage applications
·         Standard-Duty Systems: Storage and dispensing for warm weather applications
·         Standard-Duty Plus Systems: Storage and dispensing in warm or cold weather
o   Because DEF freezes at 12˚F (-11˚C), this unique optional package will withstand even the harshest cold weather conditions.

Contact Husky Corporation for pricing information about the Benecor Mini-Bulk Standard Duty Series at 800-325-3558 or sales@husky.com.





Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Revolutionary Tank Monitoring Now Available for Diesel and Oil Applications

Husky’s Enevo Solution Uses 21st Century Technology to Remotely Monitor Liquid Levels


With strategic partner Enevo, Husky Corporation is entering the front line of digital solutions for remote tank monitoring by introducing the first systems built on 3G cellular technology for diesel and oil applications. The systems are ideal for petroleum product distributors with multiple locations requiring constant attention.

“The revolutionary solution from Enevo lifts the oil and fuel industry’s delivery operations to a new level of efficiency and transparency,” said Husky Corporation Executive Vice President Brad Baker. “This solution is built around the end-user, designed from the ground up to excel where traditional remote monitoring fails.”


Consumer-grade Simplicity; Enterprise-level Performance

Husky’s Enevo solution starts at the tank, where robust sensors constantly monitor the tank’s fill level and environment. Simple installation and a five-year battery life mean the fully integrated sensors can be installed and never worried about again. Information is transmitted at regular intervals or during abnormal events such as sudden fluid level changes.

Enevo combines the ease-of-use familiar in consumer products with the reliability of enterprise-grade solutions. System setup is a breeze and requires almost no training, which offers instant value for the end-user. Dispatchers use any web-browser enabled device to get a helicopter-view of operations; fresh status updates, trends, reports, and alerts make incredible delivery efficiencies a reality.


“This solution enables any distributor to take the lead. Dispatchers can now make informed decisions based on real information rather than conjecture, enabling them to do what they do best – get the right amount of product to the right place at the right time,” said Joe Laschke, Husky Corporation Technical Service Representative. “Enevo enables just-in-time logistics for the oil and fuel segment.”

Scandinavian Industrial Design, American Service and Support  
From Nordic winters to the desert heat, Enevo sensors are extremely durable and designed for harsh environments. Furthermore, from contracts to product packaging, installation to setup, training to support, the entire solution has been designed around the end-user. Even the business model includes options that require no upfront investments. 

Enevo is a global clean technology provider with headquarters in Finland and presence in the U.S., UK, Japan, Germany and Australia.

“Among the many values Enevo shares with Husky are safety, quality and customer loyalty. Enevo is proud to enter the U.S. market with a partner of such strong reputation,” said Anders Brotherus, Product Manager at Enevo.

Remote Monitoring is Now Reliable and Affordable

• Ultrasonic sensor technology means no contact to measured liquid
• Easy and quick installation with standard 1.5” and 2” NPT fittings
• Military-grade lithium batteries with five-year battery life
• Hourly level measurements and trend-based, up-to-the-minute forecasts
The WE-008L sensor – a tank level sensor that is designed and constructed to accurately measure tank fill levels in harsh environmental conditions.

• Operations dashboard displays data on nearly any web-enabled device


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Being Prepared

The September/October 2016 edition of Octane magazine presents some actionable information that fueling station operators should be putting to use. Husky Corporation was asked to provide some input for the article, which concentrated on preventative maintenance and safety at fueling islands, or the area referred to as the Forecourt in Canada. The entire article can be found at page 54 in this online edition of the magazine.

http://ccentral.ca/latest-magazines/


One of the most fundamental ways to make sure the Forecourt is running at peak performance is for operators to commit to a testing, maintenance and inspection regimen for all hanging hardware. Husky Corporation includes a check list of important daily, monthly and annual items in the installation instructions for the company’s general fueling products. The company produces a full line of fuel nozzles, swivels, break-aways, fuel hoses and accessories

For conventional fuel nozzles for example, operators should be checking daily for leaks/stains, loose spouts, damage, bent levers and broken clips or trigger springs. All drive-aways, maintenance and inspection activities should be logged using the serial number of the individual products involved. Any test or equipment failure requires immediate equipment replacement or removal from service. Longer range nozzle testing should include the following:


·          Monthly


o   Check the nozzle automatic shut-off between 5-10 gpm /18.9-37 Lpm


o   Check the “remove after” date


·         Annually


o   Check for electrical conductivity


o   Lubricate the valve stem
“These are things operators can do to make sure the Forecourt is safe. It is a way to do preventive maintenance so they don’t have a failure that shuts the fueling point down,” said Joe Laschke, Husky Corporation Technical Service Representative.


Dispenser hose condition is a prime area demanding operator Forecourt attention. It also happens to be one of the primary issues cited for violations during inspections by safety regulators. Husky Corporation recommends that fuel pump whip hose and dispensing hose assembly be checked weekly for leaks, kinks, blisters, bulges, flattened areas, soft spots and any cuts or gouges deep enough to expose wire reinforcement beneath the cover.  Operators should also check for obvious signs of stress or abuse.
“If operators are not inspecting for bulges in a curb hose, and they just run the hose until failure, someone is probably going to get wet,” Laschke said. “Routine inspections will keep the fueling point up and running. Plus, it will keep customers safe.”


To ensure continuous safe operation of all dispensing equipment on the Forecourt, the Petroleum Equipment Institute issued PEI/RP500-11, Recommended Practices for Inspection and Maintenance of Motor Fuel Dispensing Equipment.
Operators with Forecourt locations that are exposed to extreme temperature conditions should consider fuel nozzles manufactured for cold weather. Husky Corporation has a variety of cold weather nozzles designed to operate in temperatures down to -40° F/C. As a point of reference, standard nozzles are designed to operate in temperatures down to -15° F (-26° C).


“Cold weather nozzles have poppet seals that are more pliable in cold temperatures. It seals off the flow of fuel at extreme temperatures better than a standard seal,” Laschke said. “A standard seal will get hard because of the cold. And when the nozzle shuts off it may not seat as well, so there can be some dripping from the nozzle.”
The full “Recommended Installation, Maintenance and Inspection Instructions” for conventional nozzles referenced here can be found at http://www.husky.com/wp-content/uploads/product-pdf/009024.pdf

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Innovation, Business Growth and Teamwork Celebrated at Event


We thought we'd share a video of remarks that Husky Corporation President Grenville Sutcliffe delivered during an event in early August at the company's headquarters and manufacturing operations, along with a news release about the event. As Mr. Sutcliffe said to the gathering of employees and guests, "When we get a chance to tell the Husky story, we want to take it."
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Husky Corporation, with a nearly 70-year track record of growth, innovation and teamwork that has resulted in industry-leading capabilities from its Missouri-based manufacturing facilities, welcomed Missouri Senator Roy Blunt for what was billed as a ‘Meet and Greet’ event focused on job creation.



Husky Corporation President Grenville Sutcliffe, whose parents founded the petroleum dispensing equipment manufacturing company in 1947, told a crowd of 150 employees, area dignitaries and guests that he is always pleased to tell the Husky story to those interested in hearing about its track record of success.





“We believe very strongly in U.S. based manufacturing. Our quality is second to none. Just ask China – where we send a lot of our products,” Sutcliffe said. “None of this company’s success would be possible without a strong and dedicated team. It is wonderful to see everyone on the Husky team working and progressing in the same direction. That’s what we have here at Husky. A great team.”



Sutcliffe led Sen. Blunt and U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (Missouri’s Third Congressional District) on a tour of Husky Corporation production facilities. The company manufactures general fueling products, oil and lube products, aviation fueling products and fluid line components for the automotive aftermarket. Through strategic alliances and partnerships Husky Corporation also offers DEF dispensing and storage systems, logistics optimization systems and liquid loading arms. Sen. Blunt then offered some comments on job creation and regulation to those in attendance. 



“Right now 20 percent of what you do is exported. Mr. Sutcliffe wants to get that number to 50 percent. As he points out, if you have a product that competes all over the world, that drives the economy too,” Blunt said.



“Thanks to the innovation of our engineers – our product line continues to grow. That’s because we put customers first. We try to solve their problems. I wish I could say the same about all the regulations we have to deal with, that frankly get in the way of innovation,” Sutcliffe said.


Sutcliffe noted, since Sen. Blunt was in a political campaign at the time of his visit, that Husky would gladly extend the same opportunity to visit the company to those on the other side of the political aisle.