For professionals in the fueling industry, winter brings more than just snow and ice. It also brings a host of potential problems that could impact your business. Fortunately, there are measures that you can take to ensure that your operations are protected from cold weather.
One of the most major detriments that cold weather has on fueling applications is the way it compromises the performance of most conventional nozzles. Many pieces of fueling equipment simply are not made to be able to withstand such severe conditions. Extremely low temperatures can result in what is called “hose point freeze up.” When a hose point is sitting idle without flowing for more than three or four hours, it can freeze over in the cold, causing nozzle failure.
However, certain pieces of equipment, such as OPW Extreme Cold Weather Approved Nozzles, can be the solution to the challenges facing your fueling operations when the reading on the thermometer plummets. OPW 11A and 11B automatic nozzles, as well as OPW 7H and 7HB automatic shut off nozzles for heavy-duty services, are all up to the task of enduring low temperatures. Their dependable and durable design makes them compatible even with arctic-like conditions. These nozzles have been tested internally and in the field by OPW, and they have proven their reliability in cold weather time and time again.
To learn more about OPW, contact your local OPW Sales Representative or OPW Distributor.