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  • Where Data Visibility Makes A Difference in Fuel Delivery

    Jun 18, 2020
    Receiving or making a fuel delivery seems pretty straightforward – a petroleum trailer or tank truck pulls up to the loading rack or storage tank and loads or unloads the required amount of fuel. In reality, there are numerous pieces of critical data during each fuel delivery that must be recorded, collected and reviewed if the delivery routine is to achieve its ultimate level of competence and cost-effectiveness.

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  • OPW Thanks and Supports Local Foodbanks

    Jun 16, 2020
    OPW thanks all the local foodbanks that have worked hard to support families in need around the world, especially during these uncertain times. With many foodbanks reporting shortages, OPW has donated between $500 and $1,000 (USD) to key foodbanks in communities where OPW employees live and work.

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  • The OPW Difference Case Study: High-Volume Petroleum Terminal

    Jun 15, 2020
    A real-world example of OPW Engineered Systems’ unique ability to confront a complex challenge and respond with the optimum solution played out recently at a high-volume bottom-loading petroleum terminal in Kentucky. Originally built in the 1940s, the terminal’s truck-loading lanes had undergone a number of “on the fly” upgrades, expansions and reconfigurations over the years that had ultimately resulted in an unorganized and inefficient loading operation.

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  • Updated OPW COVID-19 Statement

    May 15, 2020
    As regions across the globe begin to re-open sectors of their economies, OPW continues to take the appropriate actions and precautions to help ensure the safety and health of our employees, while also preserving our ability to operate.

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  • OPW Announces Winners of the 2020 Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program

    May 06, 2020
    OPW recently announced its winners for the Dover Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program, selected by a committee of college admissions professionals.

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  • OPW Retail Fueling Launches New Virtual Trade Show To Bring The Trade Show Experience to Customers

    Apr 06, 2020
    OPW is excited to announce the launch of its new Virtual Trade Show. This unique digital experience will provide customers with access to a series of informative videos and product demonstrations in lieu of the spring trade shows that have been cancelled or postponed.

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  • Signs Your Railcar Valves Are Ready for Retirement

    Mar 31, 2020
    The lifespan of valves that are used to control and contain bulk materials transported via railcar – whether liquid, gas or solid – is finite. As mechanical instruments, it is inevitable that one day they will begin to break down or outright fail, which will prevent them from adequately and reliably doing the job for which they have been tasked.

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  • Helping Chlorine Carriers Stay Compliant

    Mar 27, 2020
    There are a number of ways that chlorine carriers can find themselves out of compliance, often through no fault of their own. To aid in the never-ending battle to stay compliant, many railcar component developers and suppliers like Midland have made a commitment to designing Advanced Chlorine Railcar Assembly equipment that addresses all of the FRA, PHMSA and DHS compliance needs of chlorine carriers.

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  • The Truth about Cam-and-Groove Connections

    Mar 26, 2020
    Compromised connections can lead to product leaks which are often the most obvious problems perceived. These are not only dangerous for site personnel but can lead – in the worst-case scenario – to the accumulation of prohibitive cleanup and remediation costs.

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  • How the Loop System Contributes to Cost Savings and Compliance

    Mar 24, 2020
    Building a retail fueling location with an underground system of storage tanks, piping and dispensing equipment cannot be an “out of sight, out of mind” proposition for the operator. The smallest leaks in an underground fueling system can lead to large problems for drivers, site personnel, the environment and the site operator, who can be subject to exorbitant repair, replacement, cleanup and remediation costs, with actual site shutdown a worst-case scenario.

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  • UNITIexpo 2021 | 9th – 11th February 2021 | Stuttgart, Germany | Messe | Stand 5D20

    Mar 20, 2020
    UNITI expo 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to "the increasing spread of the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 in Germany, Europe and around the world, and taking into consideration the latest forecasts on the expansion of the pandemic". Further information on the UNTI expo website. OPW wishes the best to all at this difficult time. In February, the OPW team will be Defining What's Next in retail fuelling at UNITI, with OPW, Fibrelite and KPS products and demonstrations taking centre stage at what is the key event in the EMEA retail fuelling calendar.

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  • Five Reasons to Utilize Remanufacturing

    Mar 19, 2020
    Completely overhauling or replacing your railcar valves every few years can be a time-consuming and expensive process. This has led many railcar valve manufacturers to begin offering remanufacturing and repair programs in which customers can send valves that have been in the field back to the manufacturer for testing, inspection and cleaning.

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  • How the Application Affects Loading Arm Selection

    Mar 16, 2020
    No two fingerprints are alike, at least not in every detail. That same thing can be said for chemical loading and unloading applications. For this reason, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to outfitting loading bays for chemical plants, refineries and terminals.

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  • Make Sure Your Nozzles Are UL-Listed for Ethanol and Biodiesel

    Mar 13, 2020
    Because different types and grades of motor fuels can react differently with the various metals, rubbers and elastomers that are used in their construction, it is imperative that fuel retailers outfit their dispensing systems with nozzles that are third-party approved for the requirements of the fuel that is being dispensed.

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  • Think Outside The Box With “Station In A Box”

    Mar 06, 2020
    Individually identifying and selecting the best underground storage tank (UST) equipment, piping and containment systems and dispensing equipment – which all must work in complete harmony to ensure a safe and reliable fueling system – is a daunting task and one that today’s time-strapped fuel site operators are often incapable of tackling by themselves.

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  • Fuel Sites Win When They Make Compliance A Priority

    Mar 03, 2020
    Realizing the pressure that fuel-site operators are under to not only optimize business performance, but also stay true to the strict set of rules that govern the operation of their sites, the manufacturers of fuel-dispensing and storage systems and equipment have made great strides in developing components that meet specific regulatory demands.

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  • Combat Chemical Product Release Challenges with Dry Disconnects

    Mar 02, 2020
    Dangerous chemicals not only have the ability to potentially harm the health of humans and the environment if mishandled, but they are also very expensive to produce. Therefore, achieving safe operation, product containment and cost-effectiveness is of utmost importance.

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  • Growth in North American Crude Oil Transport

    Mar 02, 2020
    While there are several ways to transport crude oil from the wellheads to refineries and storage facilities, oil producers are increasingly turning to the trucking industry to safely and reliably get the job done.

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  • Harmony Is The Key To An Integrated Fueling System

    Feb 26, 2020
    Much like an orchestra, “harmony” is the key to a successful retail fueling system, from the hoses on the dispensers to the valves on the underground storage tanks (UST). Achieving this harmony requires that the fuel site operator select and deploy equipment that is fully integrated.

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  • What Makes Car Wash Equipment Smart?

    Feb 21, 2020
    When it comes to car wash equipment, smart technology can be defined as equipment that provides the operator much more interaction, control and precision than standard equipment, both on-site and remotely through the use of the internet.

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Safe and Efficient Fueling Transportation

OPW creates components and systems for use on tank trucks, tankers and rail tank cars to provide for the safe and efficient loading, transport, transfer, handling and unloading of petroleum-based fuels, chemicals and dry bulk cargo hazardous bulk products around the world.

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Revolutionizing Fueling Operations Worldwide

OPW offers solutions for conventional, vapor recovery, DEF, Ethanol, Biodiesel, CNG, LPG and Hydrogen fueling, as well as a complete portfolio of solutions for above ground storage tanks.

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