GREENSBORO, NC - Gilbarco Veeder-Root has upgraded the warranty on its standard fuel dispensers to cover use of ethanol content up to E15. 

Gilbarco announced this change for fuel dispensers under warranty in the field. These dispensers are currently Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-approved for ethanol up to E10 under the UL 87 standard.

"We are pleased to lead the market with the expansion of our current warranty from E10 to E15, ensuring that our customers are covered if the current E10 standard is broadened to E15," said Richard Browne, the company's vice president of marketing for North America. "Our standard fuel dispenser models, currently UL listed to 10 percent ethanol, will now carry a warranty for up to 15 percent ethanol." 

This change is retroactive to Gilbarco dispensers manufactured or commissioned in North America since April 1, 2008. Models include the Gilbarco Encore and Legacy series dispensers, as well as the Gasboy Atlas product line.

"Our customers can be confident that Gilbarco and Gasboy will honor warranty claims and otherwise support the dispensers they have recently purchased or are considering, should the blending standards change to E15," Browne said.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root specializes in alternative-fuels dispensing technology, offering a full range of flexible fuel solutions. Earlier this year, the company obtained UL and National Conference on Weights and Measures approval for 19 Gilbarco Encore flexible fuel dispenser models for use with blends up to E25.