Let's Be Frank

A Franklin Fueling Systems podcast where we explore new regulations, installation tips, and new products that we have to offer.

About the show

Let's Be Frank is a Franklin Fueling Systems podcast where we explore new regulations, installation tips, and new products that we have to offer. If you are new to the industry or simply want to stay up-to-date with our services and offerings, then this podcast will guide you through the topics that are trending in our world.


  • What is variable speed?

    May 12th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  12 mins 42 secs
    fixed speed, franklin fueling, franklin fueling systems, fuel, let's be frank, lets be frank, mag shell, mag vfc, magshell, magvfc, petroleum, stp, submersible, variable speed, vfc

    Have you ever been to a station and it takes forever to fill up your car? You might have slow flow! In this episode, Senior Product Manager, Leon Schuster and I explore the difference between variable and fixed speed submersibles and the most efficient ways to fuel cars faster.

  • Is Corrosion in your Tank?

    March 26th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  16 mins 31 secs
    ccs, corrosion, corrosion control, corrosion control system, corrosion mitigation, franklin fueling, franklin fueling systems, let's be frank, lets be frank, stp

    One system that prevents corrosion in your entire site? New from Franklin Fueling Systems is the complete underground Corrosion Control System. Learn with me as I speak with Leon Schuster, Senior Product Manager, to explain how corrosion happens at your station and what tools are available to mitigate corrosion contributors.

  • P/V Vent with In-Line Vault

    March 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 5 secs
    defender series, in-line vault, let's be frank, lets be frank, nicole keppy, p/v, p/v vent, pv, pv vent, tank venting, vault

    Brand new to the industry, the P/V Vent with In-Line Vault changes the game when we think about tank venting. With a grade-level vault to house the Defender Series P/V Vent, Nicole Keppy talks all about why it is safer and more cost effective, along with introducing our new P/V vent itself.

  • Making Our Submersible Pumps Smarter

    February 5th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 23 secs
    be frank, evo, lets be frank, loren swalheim, smart controller, stp, submersible turbine pump, tpi, turbine pump interface

    In this episode we discuss how turbine pump interface (TPI) provides additional protection to your pumping system while also maximizing uptime through fuel management capabilities such as clogged intake escalation, pump in water automation, and leveling and priority modes.

  • Vapor Recovery with Jeff Strey

    May 13th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 16 secs
    dispensing systems, jeff strey, let's be frank, vapor recovery, vapors

    It’s time to talk vapor recovery! What is it? How does it keep customers and the environment safe? Jeff Strey, Product Manager of Dispensing Systems answers these questions and clues us in on what Vapor Recovery systems will work best for specific applications.

  • What's with all these acronyms?!

    April 29th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 38 secs
    acronyms, atg, def, def recirculation, eric, evo, ffs pro, let's be frank, scald, stp, tom, tpi

    This week, Tom Yager, Applications Engineer, and Eric Willkomm, Technical Services Supervisor elaborate on some of the fueling industry's most common acronyms!

  • EVO Training with Ben Thomas

    April 15th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 48 secs
    ben thomas, class a/b, evo, let's be frank, operators, regulations, ust training

    You've heard about our EVO Series Automatic Tank Gauges (ATG), now learn what it is like to use one! Ben Thomas, of UST Training, calls in to talk about explaining the EVO Series ATG to Class A/B/C operators and preparing them for different scenarios. With years of expertise training A/B operators in UST training and quick videos "Tank Savvy Minute" that explain tank gauges, Ben is always finding a creative way to make you a better operator.

  • EVO Series with Jason Grant

    April 1st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  13 mins 52 secs
    atg, automatic tank gauge, evo, evo series, jason grant, let's be frank, tank gauge, tpi

    Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs) provide so much more information than just telling us how much fuel is in a storage tank. In this episode our Senior Product Manager for Fuel Management Systems, Jason Grant, calls in to talk about the capabilities of EVO™ Series ATG's.

  • Regulation Navigation with Gary Saltz

    March 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 22 secs
    compliance, epa, gary saltz, let's be frank, regulation navigation, regulations, underground storage tank, ust regulations

    This week’s theme is Regulation Navigation! The Underground Storage Tank Federal regulations by the EPA went into effect on October 13th, 2018. Are you complying? Gary and I navigate through these regulations to help you understand what your options are and how to stay in compliance.

  • Carbon Series with Anna Ogurek

    March 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 58 secs
    anna ogurek, carbon series, dispenser sumps, double wall, fiberglass dispenser sumps, interstitial monitoring, let's be frank, light resin transfer molding, udc

    This week I sit down with Anna to talk about our new Carbon Series(TM) single and double wall fiberglass dispenser sumps. Hear how the new manufacturing techniques and interstitial monitoring options are making them the most versatile dispenser sumps in the industry.

  • UL 2447 with Anna Ogurek

    February 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 24 secs
    anna ogurek, containment, let's be frank, regulations, ul 2447, ul2247

    What is UL 2447? How does it affect your business? Anna and I talk about what this UL certification means, the products it effects, and how Franklin Fueling Systems provides the widest offering of UL 2447 listed products in the industry.

  • FFS PRO with Loren Swalheim

    February 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 2 secs
    ffspro, loren swalheim, optimize, site builder, university, verify

    With over a decade of experience on jobsites all over the world, Loren Swalheim (Director, Technical Services) has pretty much seen it all. In this episode, we explore the FFS PRO® suite of services that are powered by Franklin Fueling Systems’ technical expertise and break down how distributors and installers can utilize the tools to make their jobs easier.

  • Defender Series with Nicole Keppy

    January 21st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  11 mins 51 secs
    defender series, nicole keppy, opv, overfill prevention valve, spill container, ust regulations

    Nicole and I sit down to talk about how our Defender Series brand Spill Containers and Overfill Prevention Valves work in the fueling system. With new UST regulations out, how are you staying compliant? Join me as I learn about our testing mechanisms and maintenance of these devices.

  • Cable Tight with Allan Busch

    January 7th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 52 secs
    allan busch, cable tight, conduit, electrofusion weld, wire management

    For the first episode of Let's Be Frank, we are talking about Cable Tight! Cable Tight is Franklin Fueling Systems innovative wire management solution. Allan Busch explains how Cable Tight is changing the game for electrical and data wire conduit and what people have to say about its electrofusion welding installation process.