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  • When to Use Pipe Coils and When to Use Straight Pipe Sticks

    Mar 01, 2017
    Preferences varies when it comes to choosing between straight pipes and pipe coils. Some find pipe sticks easier to handle on site, while others prefer coils and having joint-less pipe runs.

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  • 4 Smart Tactics for Avoiding Hold-ups During Pipe Installation

    Feb 15, 2017
    Especially when using pipe coils it is a good idea to always start by laying out and installing the longest pipe run, then proceed with the second longest and so on. This way, if a mistake is done, either when measuring and cutting the pipe, or when welding the termination and end fittings, the pipe can be used for one of the shorter pipe runs instead.

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  • 5 Little Known Facts about Fuel Permeation in Piping

    Feb 01, 2017
    Permeation is the process where hydrocarbon molecules from the fuel escapes through the pipe wall to the outside. This happens in all unlined plastic piping and is the reason why unlined piping is no longer in use - at least not for product lines

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  • The Ultimate Guide on How To Not Mess Up Plastic Piping

    Jan 18, 2017
    First of all: Our purpose with this list is not to make a laughing stock out of anyone, but rather to kindly remind everyone that even with a durable high quality product, everyone involved in transportation, storage, on-site handling, installation and testing, needs to understand that there are limits and that the recommendations we publish as a manufacturer and supplier of retail fueling piping are for everyone's benefit.

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  • OPW Celebrates 125th Anniversary In 2017

    Jan 10, 2017
    OPW, a Dover company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is proud and honored to announce that it will observe a year-long celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Company in Cincinnati, OH, and was officially incorporated in 1892, a year in which several other very significant events occurred: the first official basketball game was played, the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in schools and John Philip Sousa began a 12-year tour as director of the U.S. Marine Band, during which time he premiered many of his most famous marches.

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  • Top 3 Piping Solutions for Shallow Tank Installations

    Jan 04, 2017
    When tanks are buried more shallowly than normally, sometime piping designers or installers face issues with the piping. The reason is that at a filling station all piping should have a gradual slope to the low point, which is at the tank lid.

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  • Handling Hazardous, High-Value Chemicals Doesn’t Have To Be High Risk

    Dec 14, 2016
    Minimizing the amount of chemicals lost during the connection and disconnection of coupling systems is a significant benefit to the health of the environment and operators, but it can also provide substantial cost savings.

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  • Improve Budgeting, Control Costs with Cardlock Systems

    Dec 13, 2016
    Fleet administrators are increasingly relying on advanced fuel management software and technology to measure inventory, manage expenses and monitor usage more carefully. In this Public Works magazine article, OPW domestic sales manager Bobby Hayes explains how card lock systems enable fleet managers to account for every drop of fuel, from the time it’s loaded into the storage tank to the time it’s pumped into an authorized vehicle. He also discusses the benefits of partnering with a manufacturer that designs equipment with upgradeable components, which can help cut costs by increasing efficiency.

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  • Case Study: OPW Fuel Management Solutions Help Simple Energy Become Self-Sufficient

    Dec 13, 2016
    This case study written by OPW Fuel Management Systems Commercial District Manager Jim Desautels outlines how OPW’s integrated fluid-transfer, tank-monitoring and fuel-control systems have helped Simple Energy eliminate its dependence on third-party fuel suppliers. By using these systems to run a bulk storage operation and fuel its own fleet vehicles, Simple Energy has resolved its immediate supply issues and tapped into a new revenue stream that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.

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  • OPW Announces Change in Leadership

    Dec 12, 2016
    Following today’s announcement from Dover [link attached] on the completion of the acquisition of Wayne, former OPW President David Crouse has been named president of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS will be comprised of Tokheim, ProGauge, Fairbanks, Wayne and OPW’s FMS business.

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  • How Electrofusion Welding Works

    Nov 09, 2016
    All polyethylene fuel piping is joined by electrofusion welding. Here is a quick tutorial to explain how it works!

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  • The Underground Fuel Transfer Evolution Revolution

    Nov 03, 2016
    For nearly 100 years, steel was "how it was done"—steel tanks, steel fuel transfer pipe. Yet, as durable as steel certainly is, over time, steel is subject to corrosion, ground movement stress, line shock, vibration and many other physical forces of nature.

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  • Top 3 Telltale Signs of a Careless Pipe Installation

    Oct 26, 2016
    So you got out of the office to go and have a look at the construction site where a new station is being built. Maybe you work for the retailer, maybe you are the owner or manager of the installation company or maybe you work for the project management company hired to make sure everything is done correctly and in due time.

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  • Ease the Burden of Compliance Demands with New Tank-Monitoring Equipment

    Oct 18, 2016
    OPW Fuel Management Systems' Domestic Sales Manager Bobby Hayes discusses the recent innovations in tank-monitoring equipment and infrastructure that can be used to simplify site upgrades and new installations in this Fuel Marketer News article.

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  • OPW Set To Highlight A Wide Array Of Products At 2016 NACS Show

    Oct 14, 2016
    HAMILTON, OH, October 14, 2016 — OPW, a Dover company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be displaying a variety of its fuel equipment products – many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications – at the upcoming NACS Show and PEI Convention. OPW will be located in Hall B, Booth No. 4309 at the NACS Show and PEI Convention, which will be held from Oct. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

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  • Coupler Technologies For Secure Chemical Handling

    Oct 13, 2016
    Significant improvement in reducing fluid loss, optimizing flow paths and easing operation are among the advances in next-generation coupler technologies

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  • OPW Adds Expanded Card Memory, ChipKey® and Dual Card Operation to its Petro Vend 100® Fuel Control System

    Oct 12, 2016
    OPW has enhanced its popular stand-alone Petro Vend 100® Fuel Control System (PV100) to support up to 1,000 cards, ChipKey® activation and dual card operation.

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  • 3 Productivity Hacks for Piping Installers

    Oct 11, 2016
    However much fun it is to install piping for a new station, getting it done on time - in order to get home for the weekend - is even better. Here are some tips and tricks that will make the installation work more efficient and possibly even impress managers and customers.

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  • OPW Introduces New CARB EVR-Approved FibreTite Multiport Containment System

    Oct 10, 2016
    OPW is pleased to introduce its new FibreTite Multiport Containment System, the industry’s first all-composite, completely integrated multiple-port sump system.

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  • OPW Offers Free 60-Day Trial of its New Windows-compatible Phoenix SQL Lite™ Fuel Management Software

    Oct 05, 2016
    OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid handling solutions, is proud to announce that fuel site operators can sign up for a free 60-day trial as part of the official release of OPW’s new Phoenix SQL Lite™ Fuel Management Software, a standalone application that significantly streamlines fuel inventory data management through an easy-to-use Windows-based interface.

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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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