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  • 2019 OPW Imagine | What's Next Competition Winners Select Shared Harvest to Receive OPW Gift

    Jan 21, 2020
    As part of its prize package, the 2019 OPW Imagine | What's Next winning team selected one non-profit to receive a charitable contribution. The winning team members chose Shared Harvest Foodbank to receive its $2,500 OPW donation. The Dover Foundation will then match OPW's gift for a grand total of $5,000 to support the organization.

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  • The Drive to Strive: Successfully Marketing Your Vehicle Wash

    Jan 21, 2020
    In today’s competitive vehicle wash environment where drivers have more choices than ever before, success is not guaranteed by simply building a wash in a great location. For vehicle wash owners, a marketing plan must drive customers to the site.

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  • Enhancing the Capabilities of Railcar Chlorine Transport

    Dec 17, 2019
    Much of the chlorine that is produced in the U.S. is transported from production facility to end user via railroads. This, combined with the fact that chlorine is a hazardous material, makes it imperative that it is handled and shipped safely via rail tank cars that have been specifically designed for chlorine transport.

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  • How Swivel Joints Contribute to Equipment Life and Flexibility

    Dec 13, 2019
    Without swivel joints, a number of industries might grind to a halt. For the chemical, petroleum, petrochemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, ink and paint markets, swivels are a vital piece in the success of process machinery. Plants are able to transfer fluids and dry bulk materials more securely and efficiently because of the versatility of these components.

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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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