61SO Overfill Prevention Valves
The OPW 61SO Overfill Prevention Valve is designed to prevent the overfill of underground storage tanks by providing a positive shut-off of product delivery. The shut-off valve is an integral part of the drop tube used for gravity filling. The OPW 61SO allows easy installation (without breaking concrete) and requires no special manholes.
The OPW 61SO is a two-stage shut-off valve. When the liquid level rises to about 95% of tank capacity, the valve mechanism is released, closing automatically with the flow. This reduces the flow rate to approximately 5 gpm through a bypass valve. The operator may then stop the filling process and disconnect and drain the delivery hose. As long as the liquid exceeds the 95% level, the valve will close automatically each time delivery is attempted.
If the delivery is not stopped and the liquid rises to about 98% of tank capacity, the bypass valve closes completely. No additional liquid can flow into the tank until the level drops below a reset point.
The 61SO Overfill Prevention Valve can be adjusted to shutoff at any desired tank capacity. Please contact the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and review local, state, and national codes to determine the regulatory requirements governing shut-off capacity in your region, as well as take into account other considerations such as extreme tank tilt. In all cases, the upper tube must protrude into the tank at least 6-1/2" to ensure that the valve can shut off flow into the tank completely before the top of the tank is wetted as per EPA requirements.
Models of the 61SO are available to meet virtually any UST application including two-point, coaxial, poppeted coaxial and remote fill. Methanol approved models are also available.