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    Cyburbian Tide's avatar
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    Fuel pump/dispenser count

    Simple question but a tricky one. Assuming two sided operation where two cars could fuel at the same time.

    Is this;
    A) One fuel pump
    or
    B) Two fuel pumps

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    Each nozzle is a fueling pump.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Around here, it is referred to as a multi product dispenser (MPD).
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    That would be a single MPD (multi-pump dispenser), capable of fueling two cars simultaneously. So two pumps, on a single dispenser. I commonly see land use ordinances refer to MPD's, and have it defined in the ordinance.

    For extra clarity, when you refer to a specific number of "pumps" or "dispensers", add to that a description of how many cars can fuel concurrently (usually double that number). "Service stations with 8 MPD's, capable of fueling 16 cars simultaneously, are permitted by right. Additional MPD's require a conditional use permit", or something like that. That "X many cars fueling at once" description really helps people picture what is being described.
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    Around here we use "fueling positions", i.e. number of vehicles that can be supplied at one time.

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    Calculating your transportation impact fees?

    Those are two dispensers under our ordinance.

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    All of the cities that I have worked for, counted the number of hoses or dispensing unit.

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    2 dispensers

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    2 dispensers and two pumps, one pump for each dispenser is how I would look at it...

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