A dirty fueling station can make customers hit the road and keep them away. It can also prevent sales of convenience items. According to a recent GasBuddy report, around 79% of customers consider the cleanliness of the fuel area when deciding whether or not to enter a c-store attached to a gas station. The 14 Series Cleaner Fueling Nozzle Family, engineered with diesel-capture and dripless-spout technology, helps stations retain a spotless reputation.
Clean sites are a competitive advantage, and OPW research shows that clean nozzles are more important to customers than the lowest price. Not having to worry about diesel and gasoline covering hands, clothes or the ground provides peace of mind for people and the environment, and it is one of the ways that OPW's 14 Series serves up a cleaner, greener fueling experience.
The 14 Series family of diesel- and gasoline-dispensing nozzles is comprised of these products:
The 14E ECO (Enhanced Conventional) nozzle is the industry’s first dripless conventional gasoline-fueling nozzle to receive California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification. The 14E features patented free-draining dripless-spout technology. Other dripless technologies capture fuel in the spout where it is allowed to evaporate and increase Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. The new cULus-listed OPW 14E dripless spout technology is designed to keep gasoline from dripping on your customers’ hands, clothing, vehicles and the ground to provide a cleaner, greener and more satisfying customer experience. The CARB-certified OPW 14E utilizes a special interlock system that prevents fuel from flowing unless the spout is fully inserted in the vehicle fill pipe and the actuator is engaged. This is a CARB requirement.
The cULus-listed 14C nozzle sets a new consumer standard and expectation in diesel fueling with the introduction of its patented diesel-capture technology. At the conclusion of the diesel-fueling process, any excess diesel fuel that remains on the spout will migrate back to the capture device. This excess diesel fuel is fully secured in the diesel-capture chamber until the next fueling cycle begins when a venturi port built into the chamber is activated to introduce the captured diesel fuel back into the fuel stream. The result is a cleaner fueling nozzle and an overall cleaner fueling site that is more appealing to customers. See how the 14C nozzle works.
Defining What’s Next in Fueling Innovation
This eco- and customer-friendly technology developed by OPW Retail Fueling follows the mission of “Defining What’s Next.” In fueling, that means a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective future through the work of OPW business units.
For more information on the 14 Series of nozzles, please visit OPWclean14.com.