Dresser Wayne, a petroleum dispensing equipment manufacturer, has introduced the industry’s first certified E85 dispenser, the Dresser Wayne Vista 387. This ethanol pump was approved earlier this month by Underwriters Laboratories and the Weights and Measures Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“Until now, retailers have been making the most of providing E85 to the market with non-certified dispensers,” said Dresser Wayne’s Director of Product Management Scott Negley. “In bringing certified dispensers to the market, we are able to offer retailers access to the E85 market with the reliability and investment protection of industry certification. At a time when legislation is providing significant economic incentives to E85 retailers, Dresser Wayne feels it is especially important to offer proven and certified equipment.”
The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) provided funding to assist in the dispenser’s certification process. Dresser Wayne and CleanFUEL USA, both NEVC members, have partnered to offer the Vista 387 to retailers.
“We were glad to collaborate with a company so closely aligned with our philosophy of excellence and commitment to alternative fuel technology,” said CleanFUEL USA President and COO Curtis Donaldson, who is also NEVC’s acting chairman. “The impact of an industry-certified E85 dispenser has an immediate benefit to ethanol retailersthe guarantee that their dispensers have been subjected to rigorous testing and withstand up to years of performance. The release of the Dresser Wayne Vista 387 E85 dispenser now ensures compatibility with alternative fuels and helps realize the vision of the NEVC.”