Lab Study Compares Quality & Durability of Composite Covers HAMILTON, OH, August 7, 2017 —
OPW, a Dover company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid handling solutions, is pleased to introduce its all-new Matador Composite Cover
for use at petroleum
retail operations, as well as commercial and industrial
“OPW engineered the Matador with next generation composite technology to make it the lightest cover in the industry, and priced it to compete with any cover on the market,” said Wolfgang Sanyer, Product Specialist at OPW Retail Fueling. “Our goal with this composite cover is to help customers gain independence from heavy steel covers while retaining quality and reliability.”
OPW performed lab tests of its new Matador Composite Cover
against three competitors, all of which meet the H-20 standard from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Testing the Life Performance for 25,000 cycles at the H-20 standard weight, the Matador Composite Cover far surpassed the durability of two top competitors and weighed 70 percent less than the third. The “Life Performance Testing” study demonstrates how the Matador maintains the integrity of its level surface (permanent set) through a lightweight and durable material.
Available in 37” and 42” options, the Matador Composite Cover is lightweight and water resistant.
The flared skirt provides spacing around the sump lid equivalent to 39" and 44" covers. This flared design promotes maximum water percolation. Standout features include a painted steel frame, a stainless steel recessed lift handle, and a polyethylene skirt with flair that prevents corrosion and rust. Additionally, an exterior tread pattern prevents the risk of back, foot and hand injuries.
“The response has been extremely positive as indicated by the volume of pre-orders,” added Sanyer. “The new Matador is a cost-effective cover that upholds the quality and reliability that the industry has come to trust from OPW.”
For more information on the new OPW Matador Composite Cover, please visit the OPW Matador site, contact your local OPW Distributor or call OPW Customer Service at (800) 422-2525.
For 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.