Outfit Your Service Station with the Right Equipment

automotive lifts texasService stations these days have to navigate in an extremely competitive market. To succeed, you need something that other gas stations don’t – high-quality equipment from Rykin Pump Company. We stock everything you need to keep your service station running in optimal condition so you can keep your customers happy.


To run a successful gas station, you need to utilize the latest technology. Rykin pump offers duel dispensers, fuel management systems, mechanical tank gages, nozzles and other hanging hardware, automatic tank gages, DEF storage tanks and more.

Electric & POS Systems

Electricity keeps the modern service station moving, so we are proud to provide electrical services, including inspections and repairs. We also offer lighting for service stations that will make you an oasis to late-night drivers.

To keep your retail space bustling, we also provide gas station POS systems.

Automotive Lifts & More

If your service station also offers vehicle services like oil changes and tire rotations, we also provide products like lubrication equipment, gage sticks, and automotive lifts in Texas.

When you need high-quality gas station equipment, turn to the supply company that will work to meet your needs. Our team is ready to assist you with the latest fueling station equipment when you call us at 866-603-5998.

What is DEF?

gas stationDEF, or diesel exhaust fluid, is the answer to new emission requirements from the EPA. This fuel is a high purity solution of urea in demineralized water. Unlike regular diesel, DEF can be safely handled by humans and looks very similar to water. It is not toxic, hazardous, flammable, or explosive, making it much safer to use. However, you can’t just fill your diesel truck with DEF – you will need a separate tank.

DEF Saves Money and the Environment

For every 100 gallons of diesel fuel required, you only need 3 gallons of DEF. DEF also reduces nitrogen oxide emissions and allows engines to operate at maximum efficiency. This increases the fuel economy of your vehicle and lowers your fuel costs.

DEF meets the most recent set of Clean Air Act specifications enforced by the EPA. It also fits the automotive industry specifications defined by ISO 22241.

Rykin Pump Company offers quality DEF storage tanks in Texas for your fueling station. When you need DEF products, or a wide variety of other products like fuel nozzles, automotive lifts, automated fuel systems, lighting, or even gas station POS systems, contact Rykin Pump. Contact our team of specialists online or give us a call at 866-603-5998 and we will be happy to assist you.

Preparing the Site for Oilfield Construction

oil drillingOilfield construction requires careful preparation. Here are the steps that we need to take to ensure that your oil field is in legal compliance and allows you to drill for years to come responsibly.

Environmental Impact Studies

Doing environmental impact studies helps you avoid costly mistakes down the line. Having to do revisions halfway through construction to reduce environmental impact is extremely expensive and eats up a lot of time. Making sure your operation is ecologically responsible is important.

Road Access

The next step is to create access roads to your construction site. They will need to be wide, level roads that allow machinery and commercial vehicles to access the site easily.

Clearing Vegetation

The next step to prepare your oilfield construction site is to clear trees and other vegetation so that you can expand your facilities.

Construction Pads

Next, we construct construction pads which give us a temporary drilling site. These can be made from gravel, shell, or local lumber. While they can be made from concrete or asphalt, it is important to make sure you are meeting environmental regulations.

Reserve Pit

The final step is to create a reserve pit which will be used to store discarded drilling materials like water, rock, mud, and any ground fluids that come to the surface. Items in the reserve pit will then be safely disposed of at a later date.

When you need efficient and meticulous oil field construction in Texas, contact Rykin Pump Company at 866-603-5998.

What is Hydrostatic Testing and How Does it Work?

fuel cylinder Hydrostatic testing is a critical test for fueling station safety. Rykin Pump Company offer hydrostatic testing in Texas for LPG equipment.

What is Hydrostatic Testing?

Hydrostatic testing is used to test fuel tanks, pipelines, and other pressure vessels for strength, and to visually detect leaks. It is a hazardous test to perform, but it essential for ensuring that your equipment does not have any defects. Competent technicians, like those at Rykin Pump Company, can perform hydrostatic testing to ensure the safety of everyone at your facility.

How Hydrostatic Testing Works

The testing process for fuel tanks involves filling the vessel with water or oil, which is then pressurized. Hydraulic fluid or oil is used in systems where water could cause contamination issues with the system. Sometimes dyes are added to the liquid so that any leaks that are detected are easy to see. The pressure applied to the liquid is much higher than the normal pressure to ensure that the tanks are safe.

Technicians performing hydrostatic testing are looking for leaks or changes in shape. These abnormalities make it unsafe to use that equipment.

How Often Do I Need Hydrostatic Testing?

You should have your fuel tanks testing on a regular basis, about every two years. Visual inspections should be done annually.

Contact Rykin Pump Company today to have hydrostatic testing done at your facility.

How do Fuel Dispensers Work? – Pt. 2

gas stationIn our last post, we discussed the two main components of the fuel pump – the electronic component that reads the sensors and creates the display, and the mechanical component consisting the electric motor, valves, and the pump. We also discussed the suction system that most fuel dispensers use to pump fuel. In this post, we will go a little deeper and explain how the fuel dispenser measures fuel, and how the auto cutoff feature works.

Measuring the Fuel

Fuel pumps utilize a flow valve to measure the amount of fuel dispensed and regulate the flow. It works like a diaphragm that is squeezed to give the sensors information about how much fuel has passed by it. The information is then fed to the displays so you can see how many gallons of gas you have put into your car in real-time.

Auto Cutoff Mechanism

The auto cutoff feature of a fuel pump is a genius device that prevents you from overfilling your tank and getting gas all over your car and yourself. The fuel pump used a sensing tube that is connected to a mechanical value. When fuel touches the entrance of the sensing tube, the change in pressure triggers the valve to close, which stops the fuel from flowing into your vehicle.

Rykin Pump offers construction and maintenance of fuel management systems in Texas. Contact us today for more information about our services.

How do Fuel Dispensers Work? – Pt. 1

car fueling up a gas stationFuel dispensers are interesting pieces of technology. You begin pumping gas into your vehicle, and somehow the pump knows when to turn off to avoid overfilling your tank and causing the gas to overflow. How does that work? Here is a quick guide to fuel dispensers in Texas that can help you understand the fueling process.

Two Main Components

Fuel dispensers are composed of two different components. One part consists of the electronics. This component controls the displays, reading from sensors in order to display the fuel volume and pressure. The second component is a mechanical system consisting of a pump and valves, and an electric motor that controls the fuel.

The most common fuel dispenser type works using unequal pressure to create suction. The lower pressure inside the fuel tank causes the fuel to push up the pipe to the nozzle. It is a surprisingly simple way to move the fuel, but it is incredibly efficient.

This is the basic mechanism for fuel dispensing systems. In our next post, we will discuss how the pumps measure fuel and how they know the exact moment to cut off the flow.

When you need new fuel dispensers for your service station in Texas, rely on the team with the know-how to get the job done right the first time. Contact us today to discuss your options.

What is Soil Remediation and How Does it Work?

soilSoil remediation is also referred to as soil washing. It is a process used to remove contaminants from soil, such as hydrocarbons, pesticides, cyanides, semi-volatiles, cyanides, heavy metals, and creosote. There are four main ways to perform soil remediation:

Thermal Soil Remediation – This method involves heating contaminated material into the primary treatment unit (PTU) to 650-900° F to evaporate hydrocarbons and water. The material is discharged to a cooling unit where water is added. The material is then tested and recycled.

Bioremediation – As the name implies, this method of soil remediation uses biological means to clean the soil. Bacteria is added to the soil to break down the hydrocarbons and other pollutants. The bacteria consume the contaminants and then die off.

Air Sparging – Air sparging involves injecting large volumes of air into the soil stratum. This forces organic vapors outwards where they are subjected to carbon filtering.

Encapsulation – Rather than filtering contaminants from the soil, the encapsulation technique separates them. The most common way to do this is by mixing the contaminated soil with concrete, cement, and lime, which prevents the contaminants from sullying clean soil.

Rykin Pump Company’s trained technicians can perform soil remediation, analysis, and disposal for you when completing gas station construction or service station maintenance in Texas. Ensure that the soil around your facility remains free of pollutants when you contact our team today.

Welcome to the Rykin Pump Company Blog

rykin pump company logoSince 1970, Rykin Pump Company has become an industry leader in service station equipment and maintenance. Our customers rely on us to keep their gas stations operating safely, and our trained technicians’ skills and knowledge are put to work every day. We offer a variety of services in addition to our products, including:

  • Line and Fuel Tank Leak Detection
  • Hydrostatic Testing for LPG Equipment
  • Soil Remediation, Analysis, and Disposal
  • Underground Storage Tank Installation and Removal
  • And more!

The products we sell range from parts for gas station pumps to lighting and POS systems – everything you need to run your gas station safely and efficiently.

In this blog, we’ll discuss a variety of topics related to running a gas station effectively, as well in-depth information about the products we sell and their uses. If you manage a service station or are simply interested in this industry, you should subscribe. We will be posting interesting and informative content on a regular basis, so you do not want to miss out.

When your service station equipment needs maintenance, trust the team at Rykin. We offer equipment repair as well as a range of equipment from POS systems to automated fuel systems. Contact our team today for more information about our gas station products and services.