PEI / NACS CHICAGO 2017
Top left - Nick Needs outside McCormick’s Place. Bottom left -
Nick Needs and Stephen Moule at the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Top
right - a T-Rex in the Field Museum. Bottom right - Nick Needs and
PEI Editor in Chief Kristin Wright on the red carpet. Above - Nick
Needs interviews David Crouse for ENTV.
about his work as he is.
In the second interview we filmed for
ENTV, Stephen talks about GVR’s progress
in the US, Europe and around the world,
following the split from its parent company
Danaher twelve months ago to become part
of a new public company, headquartered in
Seattle called Fortith. He also talks specifi-cally
about security, EMV, connectivity and
other new products from GVR in the US,
which he says are offering their customers
a greater insight into the workings of their
retail petroleum businesses. To watch the
full interview with Stephen Moule visit www.
Around the show floor
Naturally, it is the American suppliers that
dominate the floor at NACS PEI, however
the growing collection of international par-ticipants
always seems to add an extra bit
of flavour to this key industry event. We have
tried to give as many of them as possible a
mention in this round-up, along with many
of our advertisers who were in attendance.
The Tanknology booth was in full swing
throughout the show and seemed big-ger
and much busier than previous years.
Special emphasis was being placed on
the company’s Atex Certified Intrinsically
Safe Probes for VacuTect used in tank test-ing
procedures, which now have explosive
proof certification throughout the world and
are compatible on an international scale.
Leading LED lighting company Cree were
keen to point out their canopy lighting op-tions
and demonstrated the differences be-tween
products giving maximum visibility for
creating awareness in all weather conditions
whilst not incurring light trespass. These
products accompanied full ranges of indoor
and outdoor lighting solutions.
Brugg Pipesystems, with its headquar-ters
in Germany, is a regular exhibitor at
PEI NACS, showcasing, as usual, its unique
ranges of high quality steel piping products.
Star of the show for them was The DEF-Sys-tem,
manufactured by Brugg, which protects
pipes and their contents exposed to ex-tremely
cold conditions. DEF or AdBlue as it
is also called will freeze at 12 degrees Fahr-enheit,
however by running a central heating
cable through the piping system this poten-tial
problem can be completely avoided.
NUPI, exhibiting their SMARTFLEX prod-ucts
were highlighting their new electro fu-sion
machine which is half the weight of its
predecessor. With the old one weighing up
to 32 pounds, this new lightweight version
comes in at 15 pounds less.
From Australia, Leighton O’Brien placed
a great deal of weight behind WETSTOCK-LIVE,
which they are marketing as the indus-try’s
smartest wetstock intelligence platform
to optimise maintenance and leak detection
outcomes. A special area of interest for
Leighton O’Brien this year was monitoring
the delivery of fuel accurately.
Price sign specialist PWM, was exhibiting
for the 20th year at PEI NACS and has been
established in the US for many years. How-ever
the company is head-quartered in Ger-many
where it manufactures and assembles
every component of its product systems pri-or
to shipping them around the world. Look
out for a video next month on PWM at www.
Petrotec based in Portugal were exhib-iting
at PEI NACS for the fifth year in suc-cession,
promoting its compressive ranges
of fuel dispensing systems, complete with
touch screen payment terminals and full
EMV facilities. The South American markets
of Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Peru
are always a key focus for Petrotec due to
the language similarities.
CABLETIGHT was one of two key prod-ucts
being marketed on the Franklin Fueling
Systems booth, a new product designed to
keep all those underground electric and data
cables running around a forecourt in a wa-tertight
and secure environment, with a view
to protecting and extending their life. Also
announced at the show was the introduc-tion
of the EVO 200 and 400, both of which
are automatic tank gauges for the smaller to
medium sized fuel retailer, coming from the
established EVO series, both of which are
linked to a remote web interface which con-nects
to the automatic tank gauging system.
Last up before we headed back to the air-port
was OPW, showing off amongst many
other things its new low cost composite man-hole
cover which is suited for a commercial
site or maybe parts of a retail one which are
not intended to draw the eye. It’s strong and
durable, but at the same time cost effective.
Electro-Tite was the other product drawing
most interest on the OPW booth. Electro-Tite
is a water tight sump where cable entry is
enabled through a pre manufactured pipe
system, as opposed to drilling holes into the
carcase - which increases the chance of ex-posure.
Most visitors inspecting this prod-uct
arrived at the same conclusion - Why
hasn’t somebody thought of this before!
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