Dresser Wayne Pignone Offers Turnkey VRS II Solutions to UK Petroleum Retailers: Comprehensive Offerings Reduce Cost, Risk and Potential Delays in Meeting Jan. 1, 2010 Deadline

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Following the implementation of strict new air quality regulations in October 2006, UK petroleum retailers are rushing to install Vapour Recovery Stage (VRS) II controls before the government-imposed deadline of Jan. 1, 2010. All existing sites that dispense more than 3.5 million litres per year are affected by the new VRS rules; failure to comply may result in fines -- or even the forced closure of the site.

We are an undisputed industry leader, with a great deal of expertise and experience with vapour recovery products both in Europe and globally

With so much at stake, Dresser Wayne Pignone is making its years of international vapour recovery experience available to UK petroleum retailers through a comprehensive, turnkey VRS II solution. The offering allows retailers to reduce costs, liability and delays by contracting with a single company capable of servicing all their vapour recovery-related needs instead of being forced to work with multiple vendors.

Beyond just simply providing and installing the initial VRS II equipment, Dresser Wayne Pignone offers a full range of services, including project management, installation, regular maintenance and even monitoring to ensure continued accuracy. Dresser Wayne Pignone's VRS II equipment can be retrofitted onto almost any brand and any type of fuel dispenser, from the latest to the older models of forecourt pumps.

"The Dresser Wayne Pignone turnkey VRS II solution is designed to move even outdated forecourts to the forefront of petrol retailing," says David Kerr, Dresser Wayne UK managing director. "Dresser Wayne has a large team of engineers in the UK ready to help implement retailers' network roll-out of retrofit kits and monitoring systems," he said.

Worldwide, Dresser Wayne Pignone has installed tens of thousands of lab-tested, field-proven VRS II solutions and has successfully helped major continental petroleum retailers meet rigorous new EU vapour recovery standards. The company has maintained a UK office since 1924 and is now the UK's leading supplier of fuel products and services.

"We are an undisputed industry leader, with a great deal of expertise and experience with vapour recovery products both in Europe and globally," said Nicola Marchesi, Dresser Wayne Pignone's product manager for fuel dispensers in Europe, Middle East and Asia. "We have successfully implemented our retrofit solutions in areas like Italy, France, Germany, Taiwan and Eastern Europe. We are even conducting pilot installations in environmentally challenging countries such as India, so we are well versed in all vapour recovery-related issues and technology. Obviously we are also very active in the US market, where we have worked with a wide range of customers to retrofit thousands of sites with Dresser Wayne VRS. We have even retrofitted non-Dresser Wayne pumps at hundreds of sites for a major worldwide oil company with vapour recovery that also included placement of a Dresser Wayne 'head' on a multi product dispenser (MPD) model."

Dresser Wayne Pignone played an important role in helping develop the Forecourt Equipment Federation (FEF) Code of Practice, which is the Health and Safety Executive's endorsed reference for all matters relating to Stage II Vapour Recovery.

"The Dresser Wayne experience in developing the Code of Practice provides us a unique insight into helping petroleum retailers not only achieve compliance with the new regulations, but also to stay in compliance," said Kerr. "It's absolutely critical that petroleum retailers choose wisely when selecting a VRS II system. They should remember than non-compliance with the new standards for whatever reason -- faulty equipment, installation problems, incompatibility with the pump -- can result in major economic repercussions, including fines and forced closure. More than just a vapour recovery system, you're choosing a vapour recovery partner, and you simply cannot afford to take chances."

Dresser Wayne Pignone is the European division of Dresser Wayne, the retail fueling business of Dresser, Inc.

About Dresser, Inc.

Dresser, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of highly engineered equipment and services sold primarily to customers in the flow control, measurement systems, and compression and power systems segments of the energy industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dresser has a comprehensive global presence, with more than 6,000 employees and a sales presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company's website can be accessed at http://www.dresser.com.

About Dresser Wayne

Dresser Wayne, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is one of the largest business units of Dresser, Inc., and is an industry pioneer for the retail fueling industry. Among its innovations, Dresser Wayne was the first to introduce self-service consoles and fuel blending dispensers to service stations, in-pump card readers and cash acceptors, in-pump radio frequency identification payment systems and dispenser-mounted touch screen payment/communication systems. In addition, Dresser Wayne designs and markets software systems that enable its retail fueling customers to manage the convenience store aspects of their businesses more efficiently, including inventory control, price book management, labor management and site administration. The Dresser Wayne website is http://www.dresserwayne.com.

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