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  • Fuel Sites Win When They Make Compliance A Priority

    By OPW | Mar 09, 2020
    Just to keep their day-to-day operation running smoothly, retail fuel site operators have a lot of demands placed on their time and attention. However, not many have the time or depth of knowledge to stay compliant with the complete menu of local, state and federal regulations.

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  • Is Your Hanging Hardware Compatible with Your Fuel Offerings?

    By OPW | Mar 04, 2020
    While awareness of the splintering demand for straight gasoline, diesel and alternative fuels has grown, it is important to note that specific ethanol and biodiesel formulations (E10, E15 and E85, along with B10, B20 and B100) can all have differing handling requirements and effects on component performance and life cycle.

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  • How the Application Affects Loading Arm Selection

    By OPW | Mar 04, 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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  • OPW in 2019: A Year of Standard-Setting Innovation

    By OPW | Dec 19, 2019
    OPW's 2019 accomplishments were all designed as ways to protect people and the environment, while improving the business performance of our customers. Take a look back at a year of innovation.

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  • How Tank Truck Drivers Ensure Correct Retail Fuel Delivery

    By OPW | Dec 12, 2019
    Though incorrect fuel delivery is somewhat rare, even one mistake can come with a major price tag. The opportunities to create an incorrect octane mix or gasoline/diesel mix-up come at a variety of points in the fuel delivery process, too.

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  • Retained Fuel: A Lurking Revenue Killer for Fuel Delivery Fleets

    By OPW | Dec 05, 2019
    Tank truck drivers are the ones counted on to deliver the right amount and grade of fuel to retail stations, but dispensing the full amount of fuel from each tank trailer compartment can become difficult based on a number of complications.

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

    By OPW | Nov 13, 2019
    Belanger, a leading manufacturer of tunnel and in-bay automatic vehicle wash systems and one part of OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions, received an overwhelming response to its new Cube® Soft-Touch In-Bay Automatic Wash System from the attendees at the 2019 PEI-NACS Show in Atlanta, GA.

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  • Terminal Tips: Preparing Your Operation for the Coming Winter

    By OPW | Oct 09, 2019
    If you operate a terminal in a cooler climate, you can relate to the popular phrase "Winter is Coming." When winter does come, it will present challenges that will test your operation and equipment.

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  • Civacon Showcases Digitized Solutions at Tank Truck Week

    By OPW | Oct 09, 2019
    Civacon, OPW’s truck transportation business unit, has been steadily perfecting this process, making life for fleets and fuel customers easier, and the company’s latest solutions were on display at North America’s premier tank truck trade show in Nashville.

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  • The Loop System: A Total Solution for Underground Fuel Dispensing

    By OPW | Sep 25, 2019
    The OPW Loop System represents the state of the art in underground fuel piping as a completely integrated and environmentally secure delivery system. Prefabricated, factory assembled components contribute to reducing field labor during installation and service.

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  • Cleaner, Contained Fueling Solutions on Display at PEI

    By OPW | Sep 11, 2019
    OPW has been innovating in above ground and below ground fueling equipment for over 125 years, always striving to make tweaks and improvements that have major impact. At the 2019 Petroleum Equipment Institute Convention in Atlanta, OPW’s Retail Fueling business will be highlighting a powerful new component for its Loop System and a new addition to the 14 Series family of nozzles.

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  • The Benchmark in Bottom Loading: Liquip’s LBM800

    By OPW | Sep 03, 2019
    What does resilient mean to you? Though loading arms face being hammered by the day-in, day-out movement of product, the strongest among them can live up to the demands through the years. The LBM800 balance mechanism, by OPW business unit Liquip, is an advancement in durability and ergonomics for petrochemical distribution operations.

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  • Fibrelite Provides Flexibility for Ever-Expanding Data Market

    By OPW | Jul 23, 2019
    One way to ensure that data center evolution can happen without growing pains is the use of Fibrelite Lightweight Composite Access Covers. These internal design elements keep downtime to a minimum by creating modular containment that can be adapted over time to house growing arrays of servers, cables and other components.

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  • Integrated Asset Management Puts Fleet Command in Your Hands

    By OPW | Jul 11, 2019
    From the loading of a tank trailer to the final delivery of fuel, there are several opportunities to improve uptime and track performance. The key to monitoring and controlling this process is data, and a new asset management system allows you to take command.

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  • Loading Arm Delivery at Lightspeed

    By OPW | Jun 14, 2019
    Based on customer needs, the three new loading arm packages from OPW Engineered Systems are more than just an improved menu of options. These are a complete reimagining of the company’s loading arm business.

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  • OPW Engineered Systems to Launch Improved Equipment Delivery Options at ILTA

    By OPW | Jun 03, 2019
    OPW Engineered Systems will officially launch the improved delivery times and flexible options of its StandardLine, ProLine and CustomLine Loading Arm Solutions in Booth 741 at this year's International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Trade Show, which takes place June 3-5 in Houston, TX.

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  • Belanger & PDQ Exhibit Innovative Products Under New OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions Brand at 2019 ICA Car Wash Show™

    By OPW | May 08, 2019
    OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions (VWS) is a growing force in car wash equipment after its formation in January 2019. Comprised of PDQ and the recently acquired Belanger, OPW VWS will be showcasing innovative new products and industry insight at the International Carwash Association’s (ICA) upcoming Car Wash Show™.

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  • Terminal Tips: Optimizing Loading Arm Operation

    By OPW | Apr 30, 2019
    Many different styles of loading arms are deployed around the world. On a new installation, the main goal is to optimize the layout in order to make the operation as seamless as possible. On existing installations, you may have to work with a design that is less than ideal, but there are still steps you can take to optimize your situation.

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  • ElectroTite: The New Definition of Watertight Tank-Sump Systems

    By OPW | Apr 29, 2019
    Water can be a nuisance and, when left to its own devices, will creep, trickle and drip into places that it’s not wanted or needed. Recognizing the resulting demands put on fuel retailers by changes in the way that motor fuels are formulated, shipped and stored, the engineers at OPW Retail Fueling designed the patent-pending ElectroTite Dry Sump Technology, which is an extension of OPW’s FibreTite Tank Sump.

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  • Midland’s Smart-Flow® PRV Sets New Standard in Railcar Protection

    By OPW | Apr 23, 2019
    Midland is the leader in ensuring that railway personnel, the public, their communities and the environment are protected from accidents that may involve trains carrying hazardous materials. One way that Midland is meeting this standard is with its Smart-Flow® Pressure Relief Valve.

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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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