Getting Ahead of UST Challenges

This week’s Convenience Matters podcast dives into what does it mean to dispense fuel responsibly.

January 09, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On this week’s episode of Convenience Matters, “Fueling Responsibly,” hosts Donovan Woods and John Eichberger of the Fuels Institute talk about top safety prevention when receiving and dispensing fuel with Jon Kelly, founder and CEO for Canary Compliance.

Retailers have made significant investments in their underground storage tanks (UST) and fuel dispensers and keeping those systems up and running can be challenging. “Retailers may take it for granted and consumers certainly take it for granted what retailers have to do to get them the fuel safely,” Kelly said. “But there’s money lost every single day when people are not analyzing what’s going on and are acting on intuition rather than acting on data when responding to something that’s happening with their underground storage tanks.”

Kelly pointed out that paying attention to the data that comes in from these systems can help retailers identify potential problems in the immediate present and future. “We pull it altogether, so people have a clearer picture of what’s the condition at the site, etc. … We apply that data to create a business process that improves the performance, lowers the risk and saves money.”

Having reliable remote systems that help diagnose potential problems and help in how to fix them is essential for any retailer. “Some of the more sophisticated software and tools can really help you identify the more worrisome trends ahead of time and be preventative,” said Kelly. “Because leak prevention is much more affordable than leak reparation or remediation or detection.”

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