Dresser Wayne’s Ovation Eco Fuel model dispenser has been certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for use with ethanol blends up to E25. The new approval by UL comes as the market prepares for possible changes in US federal energy policy that would shift the standard gasoline blend from the current E10 to mid-level blends of ethanol.
The retail fueling industry anticipates that the EPA may adjust the standard blend allowance for gasoline from 10% ethanol upward to meet the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco Fuel dispenser is compatible with this higher blend rate without any dispenser modifications, so retailers may not have to upgrade equipment if the federal government increases ethanol blend levels. Currently, E10 is the highest blend of ethanol allowed for sale for standard, non-flex-fuel vehicles and is sold across the United States as standard gasoline.
UL approval is also pending for two new Ovation Eco Fuel dispenser capabilities: high ethanol-grade blending at the dispenser and support for up to E85. This flexible, robust blending design allows retailers to pump blended products from two hoses at the same fueling point. Dual hose blending enables separation of low- and high-blend ethanol products and allows retailers to offer a range of fuel grade options based on their customers’ vehicle compatibility and existing ethanol supply logistics. It may also allow retailers access to blender-of-record incentives.
Eco Fuel standard dispensers are equipped with the Dresser Wayne Xflo meter. This precision meter helps to mitigate fuel loss, and reduces time and expense associated with pump calibration, the company says.