What to clean, appropriate disinfectants, and other best practices for your ATG.
As essential businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, gas stations and convenience stores must take new safety precautions for every aspect of their operation – including sanitizing shared fueling equipment like TLS-3XX and TLS-4XX Series Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs).
During this time, operators and technicians should take precautions when using any piece of fueling equipment. For Veeder-Root tank gauges, this means using a stylus or the tip of a cotton swab when operating TLS-450PLUS and TLS4/TLS4B tank gauge displays, or a capped pen or stylus to press the buttons when using a TLS-350.
How to clean & sanitize
The preferred method for cleaning and sanitizing ATG equipment follows these steps:
DO NOT SPRAY OR POUR DISINFECTANT DIRECTLY ON THE ATG. MAKE SURE NOT TO USE BLEACH PRODUCTS ON THE DISPLAY, CONSOLE, OR PRINTER DOOR. (more info below)
- Clean the device with mild soap (pH-neutral is best) and water using a dampened microfiber cloth.
- Disinfect by wiping 70-90% isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) on the unit with a microfiber cloth taking care to disinfect both the touchscreen (the keypad for TLS-3xx Series ATGs) as well as other high-touch areas, like the printer door.
- Take caution not to press hard on display to prevent damage.
- Employees may use common disinfectants wipes on the outside casing.
Again, never spray cleaning solutions directly on the ATG. Instead, spray the solution on a cloth and wipe down the device. Spraying a solution directly on the ATG could result in damaging the display.
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