5 Reasons Fuel-Site Water Intrusion Is Increasing

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!

Ed KammererThe 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 ed.kammerer@opwglobal.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 to OPWGlobal.com.

Below are some of the highlights pulled from Ed’s article.

OPW War on Water Intrusion

Why the increase??

Here are some explanations:

  • Changes In Fuel Chemistry
  • Changes In The Fuel Distribution Infrastructure
  • Installation Procedures

OPW is Waging War on Water Intrusion

By offering:

  • Composite Multiports with Watertight Lids and Covers
  • Composite Manhole Covers
  • Sealable Cover Spill Containers
  • No-Drill Dispenser Loop Sumps
  • No-Drill Tank Sumps

You can read Ed’s full article by clicking here.

 

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If you have any further questions about water intrusion, OPW ‘s line of watertight products or would like to place an order, do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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The Red Armor STP for Corrosive Environments

Red Jacket Red Armor STP for Corrosive EnvironmentsBuilt To Survive!

The use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and an increase in availability of ethanol blends are contributing to the corrosion of in-sump and in-tank equipment. With a special coating and stainless steel parts the Red Armor series of Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) combats corrosive environments ensuring easy maintenance for the life of the pump.

 

LEARN ABOUT COMBATING CORROSIONRed Jacket Red Armor STP

 

 

 

THE RED ARMOR STP: The ultimate survivor in your fueling infrastructure.

 

    • Specialty coating on all cast surfaces that withstands acetic acid exposure to prevent pitting and deterioration over time
    • Stainless Steel construction on all exposed surfaces in the tank & sump space ensures easy maintenance for the life of the pump
    • Built upon the same field proven Red Jacket STP platform with identical sizes. Fully compatible with fielded “The Red Jacket” STP models for easy upgrade.

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Red Jacket Sump-Dri Dessicant System

Corrosion Protection for Submersible Turbine Pump Sump Space

The new Sump-Dri Desiccant System is an instant in-sump solution for reducing the corrosive effects of moisture in sumps. Designed to maintain moisture- and acetic acid-free conditions in a sump space, preventing deterioration of metal surfaces, including contractor’s boxes, pumps, and conduit.

Key Features:

  • Ensures the safety and serviceability of your sump-space equipment
  • Specifically formulated to protect equipment in the STP sump from corrosive conditions
    •     Reduces relative humidity
      •     Neutralizes corrosive acetic acid vapors
  • Use alone or in conjunction with protective coatings for added insurance

Part Number: Sump-Dri Kit 330020-843
Collection Capacity: 1 gallon
Operating Temperature: -4° to 150°F [-20° to 65°C]
Size: 15.5″ x 15.5″ x 3.25″
Unsaturated Weight: 5.5 lbs
Saturated Weight: 14 lb
Desiccant: Formulated specifically to protect against corrosive acetic acid produced by biodegradation
Brine:

  • Absorbed moisture & neutralized acetic acid vapors create a brine solution
  • Brine solution is collected & trapped in the reservoir to limit re-evaporation

Disposal:

  • Made from non-toxic and recyclable materials
  • Remove end cap and pour brine solution into sump liquid waste stream

Installation/Mounting:

  • Included mounting hardware allows Sump-Dri to be hung from STP, or other existing equipment in sump
  • Carabiner can be used to clip Sump-Dri to STP eyelet other sturdy equipment in the sump. Strap can also be unclipped from Sump-Dri, looped around equipment, then re-attached to the unit
  • Sump-Dri should be positioned as high as possible in the sump. Height can be adjusted using plastic slide on strap

Sump Requirements: For maximum effectiveness, sump should be tight and free from standing water
Desiccant Life/Change Interval:

  • Sump-Dri expected to last 3-6 months under typical conditions
  • Sump-Dri will absorb differently based on humidity and temperature conditions and should be changed when desiccant in upper chamber has completely depleted

Shelf Life: 3 years under typical conditions when left in sealed barrier bag

Visit The Product Page               Download the Sump-Dri Desiccant System Data Sheet

If you would like to learn more or get a quote for the Red Armor STP and/or the Sump-Dri Desiccant System, call us at 1.800.451.4021.

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