Imagine posting a notice that you are forming a symphony orchestra with instructions to be at the concert hall on a certain date and time and be ready to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Sure, the individual musicians who responded would certainly have the talent to play the piece and maybe some past experience doing so, but the performance as a whole would likely be disjointed since the players would not be familiar with the conductor or their fellow performers.
Which leads us to another thought experiment: now try outfitting a retail fueling site in the same manner, just selecting a bunch of equipment that probably should work well together, but with no real idea if it will. The operation of that equipment would probably be about the same as the sound of that thrown-together orchestra – out of tune, though with one major difference: the orchestra can always practice in order to get better, while a malperforming fueling system will not improve without some major (and costly) modifications.
Much like the orchestra, “harmony” is the key to a successful retail fueling system, from the hoses on the dispensers to the valves on the underground storage tanks (UST). Achieving this harmony requires that the fuel site operator select and deploy UST, piping and containment and dispensing equipment that is fully integrated with the operation of all of the specific components. The easiest way to do this is to identify a manufacturer that has the knowledge, skill and experience to develop fueling system components and systems that can function seamlessly with each other.
One such manufacturer is OPW, which has a long and successful history of designing, building, testing and supplying fueling system components and products that will reliably protect the customer and environment at a fueling site.
OPW is one of the industry’s leading providers of dispensing, fuel containment and storage products with many years of research and development, and in-the-field tests and performance. OPW has the ability to design and build fueling system infrastructure parts that will meet the unique needs of each retailer. The key to this success is acknowledging that all of the components are links in an integrated fueling and containment chain that must work harmoniously if the fueling operation is to remain safe and efficient. This is what the company has dubbed its “Station In A Box” concept, a program that offers an integrated approach to outfitting a fueling site where every component works in unison to ensure end-to-end fueling system integrity.
Visit opwglobal.com to learn how the UST, containment and dispensing equipment and systems from OPW can work in complete harmony to ensure the successful operation of a fully integrated fueling system at your retail fueling site.