Lengthy install times and difficult maintenance have been part and parcel of underground fueling systems. These factors have frustrated fueling station owners for a long time, but there is a future-forward approach that could eliminate the headaches.
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. An installation that would take three to four days with a traditional
system only calls for one day of labor, and shallow bury sumps significantly save excavation and backfill costs. This all adds up to lower costs and fewer opportunities for installation errors.
Fewer parts to stock and install and total accessibility without the need to break concrete also set the Loop System apart. When all piping can be serviced above ground, there are no connection points that require digging to find. Components that contribute to this ease of use are:
- Quick-Couple Dispenser Sumps
- Provide access for easy visual inspection
- Reduce potential problems with groundwater
- Double-Wall Pipe Couplings
- Eliminate the need to trim secondary jackets
- Do not need rubber test boots
- Dual-Sided Entry Fittings
- Provide double containment protection at connection points
- Prevent groundwater intrusion into the sump
- 10 PLUS Emergency Valves
- Add a level of protection against leaks
- Eliminate contamination and fire hazards caused by leaks
New to this system is a high-flow option for truck stop applications. These heavy-duty dispensing units are built to handle diesel and other high-flow applications. Due to their larger piping and coupling size, this new system can handle the high volume demanded by truck stops. The new loop sumps match the footprint of high-speed dispensers and satellites, allowing fueling on both sides of freight trucks at commercial and retail fueling stations.
Defining What’s Next in Fuel Station Set-Up
Peace-of-mind is vital to the day-to-day operation of retail fueling stations. A major contributor to this confidence is reliable equipment. Trustworthy components protect against downtime and make maintenance simple when required. Streamlining the construction, installation and service of an underground fueling system is OPW Retail Fueling’s latest contribution to “Defining What’s Next."