History

In 1963, Frank Blaze and Len Pollack combined their talent and names to form Franklen Equipment... Read More

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Franklen Equipment provides services, applications, and support for many brand names at our facility... Read More

Measurement Rules

Technology might change but for proper measurement the rules as a whole have remained the same... Read More


HISTORY

In 1963, Frank Blaze and Len Pollack combined their talent and names to form Franklen Equipment. They specialized in gas station pumps, meters and small industrial metering. In 1970 our current president, Ron Bergmark joined the company as a sales representative. He purchased the company in 1971 after the death of Len Pollack.

Our first location was in an old Sinclair gas station across the street from Midway Airport on 55th street. A few years later the company moved to a larger location on 63rd street near Oak Park Avenue. As the business grew and association with petroleum companies increased, a much larger facility was needed to handle large pipeline meter repair.

To accommodate this growth, in 1989 the company moved to a 5 acre site located in New Lenox, Illinois. This is where we are currently located just east of Joliet, a short distance from interstate 80. This increased space enabled Franklen to expand into the sales and service of all types of liquid measurement equipment. Whether it's petroleum, chemicals, water or any other liquid, Franklen Equipment, Inc. has the solution.


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Service Department

  • Three River Safety Trained & Certified
  • North American Substance Abuse Program Compliant
  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Credentialed Technicians
  • Weights & Measures Cerfified in IL, IN, WI, MI, OH, MO & IA
  • Problem Solving Simplified with Over 100 Years of Experience
  • NIST Traceable Volumetric Provers: 1 to 1,500 Gallons

Services, Applications & Support Provided

  • On-site meter proving; Specializing in petroleum & chemical load rack applications. (Top & bottom load facilities)
  • Extensive field experience with AccuLoads, Petrocounts, DanLoads, MicroLoads, Waugh blenders, Toptech MultiLoads, Liquid Controls LCR, Veeder Root EMR3, etc.
  • Provide, install, and calibrate Honeywell-Enraf additive injections systems; can also assist in mating with existing electronics
  • Loading arm sales & service
  • Drum filling systems
  • Ratio & sequential Blending
  • In-house calibration
  • Master meter proving
  • Automation systems
  • RTD's & thermowells
  • On-site consulting & start up services
  • FEI skid fabrication
  • Repair of others and calibration
  • Valve & valve pilot repair
  • Replacement parts for major brands
  • Extensive library of repair manuals dating back to the 1940's

Brand Names Serviced

  • Daniel
  • Brooks
  • Brodie
  • MicroMotion
  • Badger
  • Neptune
  • Gatecity
  • Lubrizol
  • Honeywell-Enraf
  • Cameron
  • Veeder Root
  • Rockwell
  • Sensus
  • Invensys
  • Kent
  • Amco
  • Fluid Power Products
  • Liquid Controls
  • Hersey
  • Sponsler
  • Tokheim
  • Smith
  • Tuthill

GOOD RULES of MEASUREMENT

Good rules of measurement never change. Technology might change but for proper measurement the rules as a whole have remained the same. The rules apply to meter applications as well as project applications. We can use them for gauging, blending, and any number of applications with which we get involved.

The following questions must always be asked and answered. Answers to these questions enables a more accurate and dependable selection of products or systems, that can be used in a particular application.

1. What is the product?
2. What are the product specifications?
  • a. Product temperature
  • b. Pressures
  • c. Flow rates (minimums and maximums)
  • d. Viscosity
3. For what is the meter to be used?
4. Type of pump?
  • a. PD
  • b. Centrifugal
5. What is the material of the pump and piping?
6. Do we need to control the start and stop of the pump?
7. Is a preset valve needed?
8. Largest and smallest number of digits to be preset?
9. Do we need to compensate for temperature?
10. Do we need to compensate for pressure?
11. Is a transmitter needed?
  • a. To what device are we transmitting?
  • b. Must it be explosion proof?
  • c. Type of transmitter?
12. Is allowance for high temperature required?
13. Is allowance for high viscosity required?
14. Is allowance for high volumes of air required?
15. Are there any mechanical or electrical limitations?
  • a. No electric.
  • b. No air.
  • c. No pump.