CROMPCO CALIBRATES 1M FUEL ME TERS
Crompco LLC, an underground storage tank (UST)
compliance testing and compliance management company
based in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, announced that it
has calibrated more than 1 million fuel meters.
That number is rarely achieved in the industry, according
to the company.
As a result of calibrating that many fuel meters for the
nation’s leading fuel retailers, Crompco discovered surprising
trends and patterns in fuel shrink and pro;t loss.
For example, the average fuel retailer might be giving
away $5,700 in fuel per site per year, which often equates to
hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars of pro;t loss,
according to the company.
Crompco’s AccuMeasure calibration service assists
retailers in identifying and preventing fuel shrink through a
combination of equipment, processes and technology.
The company launched its AccuMeasure service in
2009 as a response to a rising customer demand for a more
comprehensive, precise and consistent way to calibrate their
As Crompco’s customer base grew exponentially, the
AccuMeasure service team expanded from a single truck and
crew to more than 30 crews that visit more than 7,000 sites
throughout the U.S. each year.
Unlike open-neck, traditional prover systems that are
vulnerable to vaporization and human error, the AccuMeasure Vapor Elimination Prover (VEP) is a completely
During the meter proving process, air is purged from the
system through a series of valves.
The prover is precisely measured by a NIST traceable
metrology lab to 1/100,000 of a gallon, allowing accuracy in
testing, as well as re-calibration that approaches true zero.
Developed in partnership with Seraphin, the VEP is only
available to Crompco and weights and measures personnel.
“It’s exciting that Crompco AccuMeasure has grown
from a one-crew operation to a leading service trusted by the
biggest fuel retailers across the United States,” said Bob Dee,
president of Crompco. “As the retail fuel industry continues
to evolve, we constantly partner with our customers, dispenser
manufacturers and weights and measures in order to advance
our knowledge and accuracy.
“Our ultimate goal is to create the highest level of fuel dispensing accuracy possible to ensure reliability at the pump,
which ;nancially bene;ts both the consumer and retailer.”
FJ FUTRELLE RE TIRES FROM MECO AUGUSTA
FJ “Jeff” Futrelle III
retired Dec. 1 from his
role as owner and
president of Meco Inc. of Augusta/Greenville, the company
The move prompted other leadership changes at the
company, including naming William “Brad” Burke CEO
and co-owner and Franklin Futrelle IV chief operating of;cer
Burke joined Meco Inc. of Augusta/Greenville as sales
manager in 2014 after having worked at Mike Long &
Associates for four years as a manufacturer’s representative
covering Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida
Jeff Futrelle’s son, Franklin Futrelle IV, has worked with
the company on and off for many years. After pursuing a
racing career, he returned to Meco as service manager in
October 2016. He also worked in installation and sales for
Futrelle III will remain a member of the board of directors. He said he plans to spend time with his grandchildren,
travel and golf.