GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - Gilbarco Veeder-Root recently launched the HD Meter™ -- a new fuel meter to accompany their Encore Series fuel dispensers. It was designed to minimize drift while providing long- term performance and minimal maintenance -- even with abrasive fuels.

Consumer demand for clean, lower emission fuels is increasing. While better for the environment, these fuels create more contaminated fuel paths which increase fuel meter maintenance costs. It's well known that Ethanol attracts water which leads to corroded elements of the fuel path. In addition, ultra-low Sulphur diesel may allow bacteria, called Humbugs, to multiply and thrive, also leading to corroded elements of the fuel path.

"With today's abrasive fuels, a fuel meter must focus on long-term accuracy and minimal ongoing maintenance to be profitable," said Danny Seals, Gilbarco Product Marketing Manager, Retail Dispensers. "We hired an independent group to perform field studies of fuel mixtures around the world to help us better understand concentrations and size of particulates by type of fuel. We used what we learned to build the most advanced high performance meter on the market -- one that will deliver savings over the life of the fuel dispenser."

The innovative design of the HD Meter enables it to set new benchmarks for performance, showing its superior handling of abrasive fuels, ability to cut drift by 50% and durability that is double that of traditional piston meters. It is engineered to exceed industry standards through the precision finish of the valve seat, long-lasting rotary valve and premium end covers. The HD Meter design features are configured to deliver consistent fuel flow, quickly recover from abrasive contaminants, better control the sealing surfaces, minimize fuel over-delivery and reduce calibrations.

"The HD Meter is an extremely accurate, heavy-duty fuel meter with a significantly longer life span than competitive meters," said Seals. "It supports the types of fuel today's customers want while lowering maintenance costs."

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About Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. They offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. Major product lines include: fuel dispensers, pump media, point of sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges, software development and integration, fleet management systems, and nozzles.

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For further information contact:

Patricia Stancati
Marketing Communications Program Manager
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Tel: (336) 547-5121