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Garsite 3K Jet Refueler Front Angle

TANK: 3,000 U.S. gallons (3% outage) aluminum tank fully baffled, single
compartment, overturn protection, 20” manhole with 10” fill opening with emergency pressure/vacuum vents.

STANDARD DIMENSIONS: 26’L x 96” W x 116” H

PUMP: Centrifugal type, PTO driven, hot shift. 300 GPM / 1,150 LPM.
FILTER/SEPARATOR: Latest edition horizontal filter/separator – 300 GPM rated with differential pressure gauge, air eliminator, water defense and drain valve. F/S meets API 1581 specifications and qualification procedures for solids and water removal.
FLOW METER: One meter, 300 GPM rated and panel mounted TCS 3000 included as standard equipment (options available).
VENTURI: Sized to compensate for pressure loss.
DEADMAN AND PRESSURE CONTROLS: Electrically operated inline deadman/pressure control valve provides primary pressure control. Secondary pressure control is regulated by a mechanical hose-end control valve.
HOSE REELS: Two reels; one single wrap sized for 2½” x 50’ hose, and one sized for 1½” x 50’ hose, [...]

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Garsite, a household name in aviation refueling equipment, announces the addition of Debbie Godfrey as the new Parts Sales Director effective November 8, 2021.

Godfrey brings 18 years of experience in aviation parts management, supervision, and marketing. She joins Garsite to support its growing parts department.

“As an industry leader, it is imperative that Garsite’s parts program is both robust and nimble enough to support not only its own equipment but the entire industry,” Vice President of Sales, Matt Decker said.

While parts are already available through Garsite, Godfrey will play a key role in developing an advanced system.

“Garsite is an industry staple,” Godfrey said.  “I am honored and thrilled to contribute my experience in growing Garsite’s parts division to support customers’ needs. I look forward to [...]

This month, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) announced new members of its 407 Committee. Among them is Brian Lacher, Fuel Farm Specialist at Garsite Progress LLC. As such, Lacher will participate in discussions and decisions around standards pertaining to fire safety for aircraft fuel servicing.

Additionally, this committee is responsible for documents on fire safety procedures, equipment, and installations for aircraft fuel servicing, according to the NFPA website.

Committee members are chosen based on their qualifications and interest in the various topics. Once appointed, members meet periodically to review and sometimes edit documents related to fire safety procedures and standards.

“I am passionate about the Fire Safety Standard of the safe petroleum product fueling of aircraft,” Lacher said. “I want to be involved with this committee to have [...]

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Garsite, a leader in aviation fueling equipment, announced Mike McCarty as the new Director of Customer Technical Support, effective June 2021. This position expanded Garsite’s customer service and technical support divisions.

“Our top priority is bringing value to our customers,” Matt Decker, VP of Sales at Garsite, said. “Mike’s almost 25 years of experience creates a bridge between our technical services, customer services, and sales department. This collaboration will ensure we bring the finest products to market and offer the best customer service in the industry.”

McCarty will work directly with customers to provide solutions. This daily engagement is vital to solving challenges that arise from almost 70 years of aviation equipment in the field. Additionally, McCarty will collaborate with different departments to spearhead innovation and improve technical communication.

“I am motivated by [...]


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