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  • Civacon Covers All Bases in Petroleum-Transport Components

    Dec 09, 2019
    With the many different truck models and styles that are traversing the nation’s roads, it is impossible to create an all-in-one equipment package for the loading and unloading of diverse petroleum-based products. Therefore, Civacon offers a complete portfolio of components, equipment and systems for tank trucks and trailers, all of which are dedicated to the safe transport of petroleum products

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  • Three Critical Considerations for Swivel Joint Selection

    Dec 04, 2019
    Swivel joints provide a smooth connection to protect against machinery breakdown. This lengthens machine element lifetime and reduces maintenance and downtime, a worthwhile investment in the long-term success of a plant. While adding these joints to loading, unloading and processing assemblies is easy to see as a net positive, the selection process can be complex.

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  • Keeping Crude-Carrying Railcars Safe and Effective

    Dec 03, 2019
    Since crude oil is classified as a hazardous material, Midland has dedicated itself to designing, manufacturing and distributing world-class equipment and solutions for the safe handling and transport of crude oil. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the population and environment are protected from crude oil leaks and spills, tank overfills and fugitive vapor emissions.

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  • New Product Guide App Delivers Easier Component Installation and Maintenance Experience

    Dec 02, 2019
    Installers and service technicians have long had access to OPW’s library of educational materials, but never before have all of these fueling industry resources been collected into one place. The OPW Product Guide App just changed that.

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  • Building Brand Equity in Your Vehicle Wash

    Nov 25, 2019
    A key to creating a business that is built to last is carefully developing, nurturing and protecting its brand equity. The trick is getting the paying public to buy into what the company is selling.

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  • 3 Benefits of Soft-Touch Wash Technology

    Nov 22, 2019
    Thanks to advances in wash media, equipment design and performance, and overall operating systems, there are now soft-touch washes that can treat vehicles as gently as a new mother tucking in her baby for the night.

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  • 3 Benefits of Soft-Touch Wash Technology

    Nov 22, 2019
    Thanks to advances in wash media, equipment design and performance, and overall operating systems, there are now soft-touch washes that can treat vehicles as gently as a new mother tucking in her baby for the night.

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  • OPW Connections Transfer Bulk Chemicals with Precision

    Nov 21, 2019
    EMCO Chemical’s facility houses more than one million gallons of liquid storage, and the company specializes in repackaging and blending bulk chemicals into usable materials for industrial and consumer products. Because of its high operating volume, safety and leak prevention are top priorities. To keep operators safe and chemicals contained, EMCO employs two types of connection systems from OPW Engineered Systems.

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  • Know the Risks When Transporting Hazardous Materials by Rail

    Nov 19, 2019
    While the nation’s railroad operators should be proud of this decade's rail safety improvements, this is no time for them to rest on their laurels. The reality is that the next product-release incident can lie just around the next bend in the track. There are three primary potential risks that railroad operators must be aware of every time a train laden with hazardous materials pulls away from the depot.

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  • Civacon’s Specific Solutions for Handling General Industrial Products

    Nov 19, 2019
    Realizing the impossibility of creating a one-size-fits-all solution for the loading and unloading of diverse dry bulk or liquid materials, Civacon offers a full-range portfolio of cargo-truck components that can satisfy the needs of what it terms “General Industrial” product-handling applications.

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  • Expertly Designed Insulation for Every Loading Arm

    Nov 18, 2019
    Whether moving foodstuffs or fuel, gradual freezing and solidifying of product is liable to slow down operations when external temperatures dip. Insulation is the best defense against loading arm clogs while active and during downtime, but choosing the right heating package requires a few considerations.

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  • How to Successfully Operate a Drylok Coupler and Adaptor

    Nov 05, 2019
    To make the most out of the Drylok coupler and adaptor system for use with various fluids such as ethylene oxide, sulfuric acid and other hazardous materials, it is important to understand the proper operating and handling procedures.

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  • Tips for Securing Grants to Purchase Emergency Response Kits (ERKs)

    Nov 05, 2019
    For too many emergency-service providers, wanting and actually acquiring an ERK are two entirely different things. Thankfully, a number of federal programs have been put into place to offer millions of dollars in available grant funding.

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  • Civacon Helps You Carry Crude Confidently

    Nov 04, 2019
    With the number of shipments via crude-oil trailer expanding, the haulers must keep in mind that crude oil is a hazardous commodity that must be handled with extreme care. To assist, Civacon has constructed a complete family of components that are dedicated to optimizing the safety, reliability and efficiency of crude-oil trailers.

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  • Distributor Exhibition | Alfa-Level Group | Autocomplex | 29th - 31st October 2019 | Moscow, Russia | IEC Expocentre | Booth 337

    Oct 23, 2019
    Alfa-Level Group, our distributor in Russia will be exhibiting at Autocomplex 2019 showing a selection of products including our OPW fuelling products and sister brands Fibrelite (Composite manhole covers) and KPS (Piping). Running from the 29th to the 31st of October, Autocomplex brings together expertise in technology surrounding petrol stations and other automobile related services.

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  • Is It Time to Optimize Your Dry Bulk Transport Unloading Capabilities?

    Oct 22, 2019
    The commodities moved in dry bulk transport consist of a diverse portfolio of dry, finely granulated, pourable goods. These materials can range from sugar, grain, flour and starch to cement, fly ash, sand and plastic pellets. To ensure that the bottom unloading of all dry bulk products can be completed reliably and on time, Civacon has built a complete portfolio of bottom-unloading equipment.

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  • The Best Arch for Your Car Wash Operation

    Oct 21, 2019
    Customization is one of the most effective ways to elevate a vehicle wash experience. While a basic trip through a wash bay that effectively cleans the vehicle is expected, a system that cleans and entertains at the same time can be an attention-grabber and is much more likely to bring drivers back. For conveyor systems specifically, arches are a serious crowd pleaser.

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  • Taking the Sting Out of Anhydrous Ammonia Handling

    Oct 21, 2019
    With the majority of industrial-use NH3 transported via pressurized railcar, it is imperative that the railroads and their employees take serious precautions when loading, unloading and transporting it. Recognizing the importance of preventing the release of NH3, Midland Manufacturing, Inc., has developed an Anhydrous Ammonia Fittings Package that can help guarantee its safe handling, transport and delivery.

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  • Belanger Cube® Soft-Touch In-Bay Automatic Wash System Draws Significant Interest at 2019 PEI-NACS Show

    Oct 18, 2019
    Belanger is pleased to announce that its new Cube® Soft-Touch In-Bay Automatic Wash System received an overwhelming response by attendees at the 2019 PEI-NACS Show, which took place on Oct. 2-4 in Atlanta, GA.

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  • The 7 Benefits of Touchless Car Washes

    Oct 11, 2019
    Touchless in-bay automatic car washes have risen over the years to become the preferred in-bay automatic wash style for wash operators and the drivers who frequent their sites. So, what has allowed touchless washes to earn their exalted level of respect and a strong position in the vehicle-wash industry?

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