Dresser Wayne and Gilbarco Veeder-Root, leading suppliers of fuel dispensers, have recently received Underwriters Laboratory (UL) certification of the Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco fueling E85 dispenser, the Dresser Wayne Reliance E-Series fuel dispenser and the Gilbarco Encore fuel dispenser.
The fuel dispensers have been safety tested and approved to dispense ethanol ranging from E0 through E85. UL’s certification brings greater national availability of and access to ethanol fuels one step closer to consumers.
“Now that that these two outstanding domestically based pump manufacturers have received all the final approvals and certifications, we anticipate a more rapid expansion in the number of higher blend fueling facilities across the nation,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, a coalition committed to growing America’s clean energy economy with agricultural based products.
Dispensers of ethanol blends up to and including E85 must be carefully designed and tested to address ethanol’s corrosive properties. Receiving UL certification demonstrates that these three ethanol-dispenser systems have met the strict requirements for materials compatibility and safety that UL has established.
“As alternative fuels become more widely accepted, we are developing the infrastructure necessary to support our retailers as they add these fuels to their product offerings,” said Dresser Wayne director of alternative energy products, Scott Negley. “Receiving UL approval for E85 is an important and exciting step in that direction.”
Chad Johnson, Encore dispenser marketing manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, added, “The Encore S Flexible Fuel dispensers for E85 provide our customers with the same innovative, money-making features and durability they enjoy with the gasoline models.”