Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Solution that Delivers Instant Value

Very often there is only one thing that stands in the way of making a decision which will dramatically improve a business’s operations. Money. Capital budget cycles can be such that major improvements often have to wait for funding, even if making a change would almost immediately improve efficiencies and reduce operating expenses.

But the Enevo solution to optimize liquid level logistics takes that off the table. Enevo is a robust, simple and affordable logistics solution that will save time and money while increasing customer satisfaction. Enevo uses ultrasonic technology to remotely measure tank fill levels with sensors that transmit data over cellular networks to a central web portal that can be accessed virtually from any browser-enabled device. As a result, large scale deployment can happen very quickly.

An Approach That Delivers Instant Value

Enevo utilizes a Software as a Service (SaaS) licensing and delivery model, where the software is centrally hosted and licensed on a subscription basis. It makes for a complete end-to-end solution.

There are several payment options available:
  • Subscription Options deliver hardware and network services for one monthly fee.
  •       This fee covers the device, warranty, all data transmissions, access to real time measurements, forecasts, collection lists and alerts via our web service. Not included in the monthly rate are shipping and installation of the sensors.
  •        No upfront investments are required with this option.
  • Purchase/Subscription Options allow a single payment for Enevo hardware and monthly fees for network services. 
  • Purchase Options offer an upfront single payment for both hardware and software
Whether the client is a small private operator or a large corporation, Enevo offers a flexible service agreement to fit any situation. Many Enevo clients start with a small-scale project to experience the benefits the solution provides. This is a way for customers to get into the game and start realizing benefits quickly.

Enevo will minimize total distribution costs over time by accurately understanding the status of inventory, then forecasting service needs based on the history for specific locations. Learn more about the Enevo service at www.husky.com/enevo.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Benecor Milestone: NTEP Certificate of Conformance

The National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) recently granted its Certificate of Conformance to Benecor's retail dispensers for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). This is a significant milestone as the evolution of DEF dispensing continues to makes its way to retail outlets across the country.

The certification for Meter Indicating Volume means that Benecor retail units were evaluated under the National Type Evaluation Program and were found to comply with the applicable technical requirements of “NIST Handbook 44: Specifications, Tolerances and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices.”

As indicated in the certification documents, Benecor retail DEF dispensers "may be used with certified and compatible card readers, console controllers, point-of-sale (POS), and fuel management systems."

"Having the Certificate of Conformance allows Benecor retail dispensing units to be installed anywhere in the United States without individual state review," said Benecor President Brendan Foster. "We will install a serial plate on each retail unit containing the NTEP certification number to provide state officials a quick reference."

Husky Corporation and Benecor have formed a strategic alliance to serve customers in the rapidly expanding DEF market. Sales volume is estimated to reach at least 1.3 billion gallons in 2020 as the number of diesel engines that use DEF continues to increase. DEF is added to the exhaust of diesel engines equipped with SCR technology to convert NOx fumes into harmless gas and water. The EPA set aggressive guidelines to reduce NOX emissions by 75 percent, which is driving the conversion to SCR technology in nearly every diesel engine application.

Bulk dispensing for DEF at retail locations is in greater demand than ever. The NTEP Certificate of Conformance will be important additional piece of mind for outlets looking for high quality, dependable solutions for storing and dispensing DEF on their fuel islands. The Benecor Mini-Bulk systems offer low-cost turnkey solutions including the largest on-island DEF option available.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

EMV at the Pump: Should You Wait Until 2020?

There has been considerable discussion in the fuel marketing industry about what the extension of the deadline for chip-readers to be installed at fuel pumps around the U.S. really means. The decision provides more time -- until 2020 -- for the fuel dispensers that currently are not capable of processing payments under the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) security standards to be upgraded or replaced.

We found this commentary piece published in CSP Daily to offer some interesting thoughts about the decision-making process for selecting when to make the EMV change-over. The writer points out some competitive and cost reasons for making the change sooner, rather than later.


The writer concludes that "Delaying pump EMV upgrades means potential market-share loss and higher fraud risk for your site. Consumers - and crooks - will know who's made the move."

What do you think? We'd like to hear from you!