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Gasboy says new warm weather DEF dispenser can cut costs

Posted on September 15, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gasboy has expanded its offerings to include the new Warm Weather Atlas Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispenser, which does not include a heated cabinet — a change that officials said will minimize the total cost of ownership for fleet managers in mild climates.

The Warm Weather Atlas DEF dispenser includes the same components as the standard Atlas DEF model but does not come equipped with the heated cabinet that is required for locations that approach the DEF freeze point of 12 degrees Fahrenheit.

"This warm weather model will help more fleet operators save money by buying DEF in bulk and leveraging their existing fleet management system infrastructure to manage it," said Kevin DeVinney, Gasboy marketing director.

(DEF is required for new school buses and other vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction technology to reduce emissions.)

Fleet operators can integrate control and management of DEF seamlessly into their existing cardlock, reporting and management infrastructure, according to the company. All Atlas DEF dispenser models are fully compatible with Gasboy and other existing fleet management systems because they use the same communication interfaces as standard Gasboy Atlas dispensers.

The Atlas DEF dispensers also have the Gasboy footprint to minimize space on existing islands or skid tanks and the same rugged construction as all Gasboy Atlas models.

Moreover, officials said the Gasboy Atlas DEF dispensers measure DEF accurately and reliably using a unique, Weights & Measures-approved mass flow meter that has no moving parts. The mass flow meter and hydraulics are stainless steel to protect against the corrosive characteristics of DEF, and special hanging hardware is also designed for DEF.

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