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  • How To Ensure You Deliver The Correct Fuel Every Time

    Sep 02, 2019
    Regular, or low-octane, gasoline does not go into a Formula 1 race car. Diesel shouldn’t go into your gasoline-powered sedan. When pulling into a fueling station, customers are depending on the diligence of the station to keep incompatible fuels from getting into their tanks. Though it’s simple for customers to hit a button and dispense the correct fuel, for a fuel delivery driver, there are tens of thousands of chances to make a loading or unloading error that results in customers driving off with compromised tanks.

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  • Eliminating the Phenol Fear Factor

    Aug 29, 2019
    As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of phenolic resins, alkylphenolic resins and alkylated phenols, SI Group has facilities on six continents and works with clients across more than 90 countries. For its railcar unloading operation in Freeport, TX, the company was looking to minimize the risk of product releases through connections to protect its terminal technicians.

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  • Striking A Balance For Fuel Loading Operations

    Aug 23, 2019
    Satisfying the needs of clients is a tenet of all businesses, and in the fuel-supply industry, meeting very specific parameters is part of the game. NuStar was faced with a limited number of solutions, but the OPW Engineered Systems 890 Series “Hi-Load” Counterbalance for loading arms was a snug fit.

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  • Midland Announces Quick-Ship Program for Bottom Outlet Valves

    Aug 20, 2019
    Continuous improvement of products and services is the driving force at Midland. As the latest update to better serve customers, Midland is pleased to announce that upgrades in processes at the Skokie Midland Manufacturing site have allowed several models of our bottom outlet valves to be available for a quick-ship program with a 5-day turnaround.

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  • OPW Launches 14BP Nozzle, Completes 14 Series Nozzle Family That Provide Customers a Cleaner Fueling Experience

    Aug 15, 2019
    OPW, a Dover company and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is proud to announce the release and availability of the new 14BP Nozzle, the final member of the 14 Series of cleaner-fueling nozzles introduced by OPW.

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  • How To Eliminate Overfill In Your Trailer

    Aug 14, 2019
    Overfill, a condition in tank trailers that are loaded without, in some instances, having fully dispensed previous product, is a flammable, environmentally-damaging threat to safety. Fortunately, there are technological solutions to stop overfill, but slow adoption is keeping the fuel supply chain at risk.

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  • PDQ Manufacturing Teams with Dino Stop Convenience Store Chain to Provide Advanced Car Wash Technology for Local Green Bay Consumers

    Aug 14, 2019
    Two local companies are committed to working together to benefit each organization while also helping grow the economy of the Green Bay area. PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of in-bay automatic vehicle-wash systems, and Dino Stop, a gas station and convenience store first opened in Green Bay in 1971, are working together to supply Dino Stop with cutting edge car wash systems, affectionately known at the gas station as the “Dino Wash.”

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  • Fiberglass Tank Sumps Can Help Retailers Stay Ahead of the Regulatory Curve

    Aug 06, 2019
    Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), or fiberglass, sumps are a relatively new type of equipment in the retail fueling scene. These sumps are being specified more frequently, and for good reason. They offer functionality and fuel compatibility benefits over polyethylene (PE) pumps.

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  • Saving Time and Money with Self-Diagnosing Equipment

    Jul 29, 2019
    For the last few decades, analog non-permissive overfill-detection systems have sidelined tank trailers. Performing manual diagnostics to find the source of the problem, which likely requires a trip to a repair shop, is time-consuming, and it can halt a fuel delivery operation. Having to search for the cause of this type of tank trailer issue is becoming a thing of the past, however, as new digital systems offer real-time diagnosis.

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  • Seven Benefits of a Looping Underground Fueling System

    Jul 22, 2019
    The true innovation in the loop fuel-delivery system – which is virtually failsafe – is the use of a combination of revolutionary new types of piping connections, dispenser-sump designs, minimized piping joints and streamlined in-field fabrication requirements. The slew of benefits provided by these systems ultimately creates a better installation and service experience for fuel retailers.

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  • Lovegrove Electrical to Distribute PDQ Vehicle Wash Equipment in Western Australia

    Jul 08, 2019
    PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of a new distributor for the state of Western Australia. Lovegrove Electrical, located near Perth, WA, has agreed to acquire the PDQ vehicle wash equipment distribution business from PDQ’s former WA distributor, Carwash Spares and Repairs, along with related lines.

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  • Touchless, Friction or Tunnel, or All of the Above: Wash Operators Weigh Their Options as They Build Their Business

    Jul 02, 2019
    The unique styles of wash can go beyond just personal preference; they can be a major determinant in the business model of a car wash, from vehicle loading, to various cleaning technologies, to cars-per-hour capabilities and revenue per car, to the level of clean and shine.

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  • Touchless, Friction or Tunnel, or All of the Above: Wash Operators Weigh Their Options as They Build Their Business

    Jul 02, 2019
    The unique styles of wash can go beyond just personal preference; they can be a major determinant in the business model of a car wash, from vehicle loading, to various cleaning technologies, to cars-per-hour capabilities and revenue per car, to the level of clean and shine.

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  • What Does EPA Approval of Year-Round E15 Sales Mean for Your Equipment?

    Jun 20, 2019
    In a move that will provide extra flexibility for fuel retailers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final ruling to give gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) a year-round 1 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver during the summer. Previously, retailers in some states could not sell E15 from June 1 to September 15.

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  • Building A Smarter In-Bay Wash Experience

    Jun 17, 2019
    If you’ve been through a traditional in-bay car wash with fast-spinning brushes, the noisy cleaning process can be a little unpleasant, and it can seem like damage is being done to your vehicle. Traditional in-bay systems can also leave something to be desired when it comes to comprehensive cleaning. So, what is an operator to do?

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  • OPW Engineered Systems Shows Attendees the Way to Peak Terminal Efficiency at ILTA 2019

    Jun 14, 2019
    The largest show of its kind, ILTA is a collection of innovative technology engineered to keep aboveground storage tanks and liquid terminal operations running smoothly. From June 3-5, OPW Engineered Systems provided a look into its advanced offering for fluid transfer, including a new loading arm program and coupler that is the best in bottom loading.

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  • 14 Tips To Help Select The Perfect Car Wash Site

    Jun 11, 2019
    Finding that “just right” location can be very difficult, and failing to do so can spell the difference between success and failure for a car wash operator.

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  • 14 Tips To Help Select The Perfect Car Wash Site

    Jun 06, 2019
    Finding that “just right” location can be very difficult, and failing to do so can spell the difference between success and failure for a car wash operator.

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  • OPW Fuel Management Systems Adds Automatic Vehicle Identification to Fuel Control Lineup

    Jun 03, 2019
    OPW Fuel Management Systems, part of Dover Fueling Solutions, has introduced new Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technology, which provides fleets the highest level of fuel security, accountability, control and convenience.

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  • Moving On From Analog Loading and Unloading

    Jun 03, 2019
    Artificial intelligence and digital reporting are being integrated into industries at a rapid pace, allowing businesses to operate with a greater knowledge of their performance and improved process control. However, this process has been slow in tank truck transportation, where analog and manually activated technology are the standard.

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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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