News & Press Releases


  • OPW Completes Acquisition of Liquip

    Aug 25, 2014
    OPW, a global leader in fluid-handling solutions and a business unit within Dover's (NYSE: DOV) Fluids segment, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Liquip International ("Liquip") headquartered in Smithfield, NSW, Australia.

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  • OPW Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Liquip

    Aug 11, 2014
    David Crouse, President of OPW commented, "The acquisition of Liquip is another important step in the global growth strategy of OPW. Liquip significantly strengthens OPW's fluid handling position in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific. By combining our products, we create a truly best in class product portfolio meeting the unique requirements of our chemical and industrial and tank truck customers."

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  • Now Taking Orders On New OPW 68EZR Reconnectable Breakaway

    Jul 15, 2014
    The OPW 68EZR Reconnectable Breakaway Valve has been specifically designed for retail fueling operations to help protect dispensing equipment and customer vehicles from potential damage and customers and attendants from a potential hazardous situation in the event of a drive away. The OPW 68EZR uses patent pending, UL listed innovation to ensure that it is not only the fastest and easiest breakaway in the industry to reconnect but also the one that delivers the greatest peace of mind that it is securely reconnected. The 68EZR delivers trusted OPW quality and proven technology to the retail fueling market at the lowest cost of ownership.

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  • Josh Vander Hey Promoted to Western Regional Sales Manager for OPW Retail Fueling

    Jul 09, 2014
    Prior to this appointment, Vander Hey was the Commercial District Manager for OPW Retail Fueling, an OPW business unit and the leading manufacturer of fueling components such as nozzles, underground pipes and vapor recovery systems to protect the environment and consumer for conventional and alternative fuels. In his new position, Vander Hey will report directly to Parrish Evans, Director of Sales for OPW Retail Fueling.

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  • Midland Offers Valve Remanufacturing & Repair

    Jun 12, 2014
    Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW, will now offer repair services of railcar valves in addition to its Valve Remanufacturing & Repair Program. Standard repair services of general and pressure railcar valves will consist of testing, cleaning, collecting of data, replacing soft goods (i.e., gaskets), assembling and final testing.

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  • Dave Morrow Promoted to Director of Product Management for OPW Chemical & Industrial

    Jun 06, 2014
    OPW is pleased to announce the promotion of Dave Morrow to Director of Product Management for its Chemical & Industrial (C&I) business unit. Prior to this appointment, Morrow was the Product Manager for OPW Engineered Systems, an OPW brand and the leading manufacturer of loading arm and coupling systems for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of hazardous materials.

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  • KPS LPG Pipe Approved by TÜV

    May 28, 2014
    OPW is pleased to announce that its KPS LPG Pipe System™ is now approved by TÜV SÜD for use on LPG filling stations. The TÜV approval validates that the KPS LPG Pipe System™ is fit for its intended purpose and may be used on German LPG refuelling stations.

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  • OPW Announces Local Winners of the 2014 Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program

    May 12, 2014
    The Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors and current college students who are the children of Dover employees and who have demonstrated excellence through their academic record, test scores, leadership abilities and through their extracurricular activities and work record. Awardees may receive up to $10,000 in undergraduate scholarship support contingent upon maintaining academic and program eligibility. Now in its third year, this program has made 139 awards totaling nearly $700,000 in scholarship support.

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  • SiteSentinel® Nano™ Tank Gauge Delivers a User-Friendly Interface in a Compact Console

    May 08, 2014
    OPW will debut its new user-friendly SiteSentinel® Nano Tank Gauge, which packages intuitive software and a colour touchscreen in a compact console, at the 2014 UNITI Expo June 3-5 in Germany.

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  • OPW Launches Industry’s First Fibrelite GRP Above Ground Fill Sump Range

    Apr 24, 2014
    OPW is pleased to announce the launch of the industry’s first Fibrelite GRP above ground fill sump range. The new GRP above ground fill sump range – including model S22SH-2/AGF – is the result of collaboration with a global oil company and has been specifically designed to replace existing concrete sumps and connect to existing underground piping for easy installation.

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  • OPW Forms New Business Unit Called OPW Electronic Systems, Comprised of PDQ Manufacturing and OPW Fuel Management Systems

    Apr 17, 2014
    The new business unit is comprised of OPW Fuel Management Systems and PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. This move is part of a broader Dover initiative to enhance customer value across its portfolio by leveraging synergies between its many operating companies.

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  • Midland Appoints Steve Herbst as Product Manager for Pressure Car Products and Remanufacturing

    Apr 10, 2014
    Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW, has appointed Steve Herbst product manager for pressure car products and remanufacturing services for Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW. Herbst will oversee all marketing functions, new product development and management for Midland pressure car products and remanufacturing services.

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  • Midland Appoints Bill Galbreath as Product Manager for General Purpose Railcar Products

    Apr 10, 2014
    Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW, has appointed Bill Galbreath product manager for general purpose railcar products. In this role, Galbreath will lead all marketing activities, new product development and management for Midland general purpose railcar products.

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  • Quarles Petroleum Expands Its Network Of Fleet-Fueling Locations With New FSC3000™ System From OPW

    Apr 07, 2014
    With a rich historical culture and abundant natural resources, the Rappahannock River’s cool waters gently flow from the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, skirting rocky outcrops and descending hillsides, eventually working its way to Fredericksburg, VA.

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  • Fibrelite Production Moves to OPW's Smithfield, NC Location

    Apr 03, 2014
    Effective April 1, 2014, all Fibrelite products will be integrated into OPW Retail Fueling order entry, shipping, and billing systems. Order entry for Fibrelite products will now be handled through the OPW Retail Fueling customer service group. Fibrelite products are now covered by OPW Retail Fueling 2014 Terms and Policies, which means they are now eligible for free freight allowances in accordance with the OPW Retail Fueling Freight Policy.

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  • OPW Launches Expanded Line of CARB/EVR Approved Phase 1 Vapor Recovery E85 UST Products

    Apr 01, 2014
    These products – which have received Phase 1 Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) System certification from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) for use with E85 – have been specifically designed to provide OPW customers with a comprehensive choice of UST equipment that eliminate the risks and material-compatibility concerns associated with E85.

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  • OPW Consolidates OPW Fueling Components, OPW Fluid Transfer Group Asia-Pacific, KPS Malaysia and China, and Fibrelite Malaysia Into a Single Business Unit Called OPW Asia-Pacific

    Mar 27, 2014
    Richard Chen has been appointed Managing Director of the newly combined OPW Asia-Pacific business unit.  Prior to this announcement, Richard served as the Managing Director of the company’s OPW Fueling Components Asia-Pacific operation, a position he has held since 2003. 

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  • OPW Introduces NGVLB Vent Line Breakaway For CNG Fueling Applications

    Feb 28, 2014
    The NGVLB’s main operational advantage for the CNG-handler is that it is pressure-balanced to 18,129 psi (1,250 bar), which eliminates nuisance separation due to pressure surges in the CNG dispensing system during the venting sequence of the fueling operation. The NGVLB is designed for use in conjunction with any of OPW’s family of high-pressure Fill Line Breakaways in CNG applications at service pressures up to 3,600 psi (250 bar). Because of a similar length to the VLB model, it is quick and easy for operators to perform a like-for-like replacement with the NGVLB model.

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  • OPW Expands Network of Fueling Cards Accepted For Buypass Authorization to the FSC3000™ Fuel Site Controller

    Feb 21, 2014
    OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and the global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is pleased to announced that its FSC3000™ Fuel Site Controller is now certified to authorize payments through the Buypass network from First Data™ for the following end-user fueling cards:

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  • Phil Carlin to Speak at WPMA on Pacific Pride Processing Solution

    Feb 17, 2014
    In July of last year, the manufacturer of the authorization component of the SmartLock system announced that they will be ending support for Pacific Pride's existing SmartLock installations. In order to correct the current market misconception that OPW will no longer offer a Pacific Pride processing solution, OPW Fuel Management Systems President, Phil Carlin, has been invited to speak at Pacific Pride's break out session at the WPMA show in Las Vegas.

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