It is a pretty well known fact that most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water so to say it permeates our existence is an understatement.
While this liquid is essential to our existence, it also wreaks havoc on many man-made systems it comes in contact with and in our world of petroleum, it would be classified as a super villain!
And while our industry has been reacting to the havoc water causes for more than a century to develop better ways to keep it out of refueling systems, water intrusion has INCREASED in refueling systems!
The following is an excerpt, written by Ed Kammerer that appeared in the September, 2018 edition of the Fuel Market News. Ed is the Director of Global Product Management for OPW, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA. He can be reached at email@example.com. OPW is leading the way in fueling solutions and innovations worldwide. OPW delivers product excellence and the most comprehensive line of fueling equipment and services to retail and commercial fueling operations around the globe. For more information on OPW, please go toOPWGlobal.com.
Below are some of the highlights pulled from Ed’s article.
Why the increase??
Here are some explanations:
Changes In Fuel Chemistry
Changes In The Fuel Distribution Infrastructure
OPW is Waging War on Water Intrusion
Composite Multiports with Watertight Lids and Covers
In our ongoing efforts to simplify finding and buying retail petroleum refueling equipment and replacement parts, nothing quite does it like image driven content to help guide your selections. If you are on a desktop or laptop, use your mouse to scroll around the image below to discover the links to many of OPW’s watertight and other line of products found in our online store. JWK Blog Editor’s Note: OPW is constantly adding products to their line and we are always adding and removing products from our web store. While the below image is tied to hundreds of OPW products in our webstore, we are still linking products to the various categories represented in the below graphic and have not linked any OPW Fuel Management Products as of this writing. Product offerings linked to this grpahic will continue to expand over time. Thank you.
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