New Automatic Shut-off Nozzles Offer Solutions for Tighter Safety Standards

Pressure-Activation Brings Back Hold-Open Clips to Many Applications

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PACIFIC, Mo. - Sep 12, 2017 - New nozzle solutions have arrived for the estimated 30 percent of fueling operations – including farm & commercial applications, truck and high-volume situations and a sizeable number of retail locations — affected by a big change in safety standards that took effect in mid-2015.

The new fuel nozzles were developed by Husky Corporation engineers, who modified an established nozzle platform with new components, new castings and a pressure-activation feature that permits the use of hold-open clips in order to comply with UL 2586.

When UL 2586 took effect, requiring that all nozzles must either be a pressure activated or be equipped with an interlock device if it is also equipped with a hold-open device, industry experts estimated that as many as 3 in 10 fuel nozzles did not comply with the new standard.

New Nozzles for Farm & Commercial – Truck & High Volume – Retail Applications

The three new Husky nozzle models now available with these features are:

·  1AS – Pressure activated, automatic shut-off nozzle for full-service and self-service stations

·         1GSS – Pressure activated, automatic shut-off nozzle for farm, 12V skid tanks, and commercial applications with multiple users

o   Note: Farm and commercial applications that involve only one user do not require UL-certified nozzles. Contact Husky for more information and pricing.

·         1HSS – Pressure activated, automatic shut-off nozzle for truck and high-volume applications

Learn more about these nozzles at http://www.husky.com/husky/

“There is nothing like this Husky product line on the market for farm and commercial use that is pressure activated with flow rates up to 25 gallons per minute with low back pressure or pressure drop. The 1GSS model features a one-inch inlet, larger than the three-quarter inch inlet that is typically seen on competing farm nozzles,” said Jerry Mahn, Husky Corporation Mechanical Engineer.

UL 2586 banned the use of hold-open latches on certain nozzles, when used at retail establishments or by entities that have multiple users with access to refueling equipment, if they couldn’t automatically shut-off when the dispenser was turned off.  There are safety implications if such nozzles remain latched open when a subsequent customer or user activates the dispenser and inadvertently discharges fuel.

The automatic shut-off features activate when the pump shuts off, when the fuel tank is full, when the nozzle lever is opened before the pump is turned on or when the leak detector has not completed the test cycle. The nozzles are made with a die cast aluminum body and the option of a high impact polymer hand guard or a metal hand guard.

Contact Husky Corporation for pricing information at 800-325-3558 or sales@husky.com

About Husky Corporation: A Breed Apart®

Husky Corporation is a leading provider of fuel dispensing products and services. Founded in 1947 with headquarters and production facilities in the metro St. Louis area at Pacific, Missouri, Husky Corporation offers Husky® General Fueling Products including a complete line of dispensing nozzles, swivels, Safe-T-Breaks®, hoses and related accessories for fuel delivery systems.  Husky Corporation operating divisions include BJE Oil and Lube products and Hewitt Aviation Fueling Products. Additionally, the company offers Benecor DEF Dispensing and Storage systems, Enevo Logistics Optimization systems and Roman Seliger Liquid Loading Arms.

Source : Husky Corporation

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