NONMETALLIC PIPE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE January 2008

National Group On Leak Detection Evaluations
While we can not definitively say how or when we originally happened upon this, we do know that it came from the National Group On Leak Detection Evaluations and a great guide for general reference in order to identify various types of nonmetallic piping commonly found in UST systems.  They seem to be quite the dedicated independent group of state and federal employees whose full time job is to regulate storage tanks for their agency’s regulatory program.

The NWGLDE website is chock-full of resources including the January 2008 Nonmetallic Pipe Identification Guide.
Nonmetallic PipePlease note: Not all of the nonmetallic pipe systems that are or have been manufactured are included in this guide for several reasons but it sure is handy nonetheless!!

 

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Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021!!

 

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Universal Valve: Which Is Really Better – Cross-linked or Linear Polyethylene?

Are you providing your customer with the safest and best long term performance spill container?

 

 

 

Universal Valve 69RT and 71CD spill containers are equipped with a Cross-Link Polyethylene Bellow. Research shows that Cross-Link Polyethylene is far superior to Linear Polyethylene.
An Environmental stress test (ASTM method D-1693 for polyethylene plastics) shows that Cross-Link Polyethylene can hold up for thousands of hours with 0 failures as opposed to linear polyethylene’s only, hundreds of hours.Universal 69RT & 71CD Interchangeable Covers

  • Cross-Link Polyethylene Bellows
  • Bolted bellows to ring and base – no band clamps to slip off.
  • Available with or without a drain
  • SP version easily retrofitted from a rain-tight lid to a water-tight lid (69RT)
  • Equipped standard with grounding screw. Important when using a fiberglass riser pipe!
  • Easily Hydro or vacuum testable to meet all new EPA testing regulations
  • Built and tested in the U.S.A. !

 

 

And don’t forget to check out the hottest web specials offered by Universal Valve on our website!Universal Valve's Hot Savings

Be Safe, Be Sure, Be Universal!

 

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PRODUCT LAUNCH: Carbon Series Fiberglass Dispenser Sumps From Franklin Fueling Systems

Franklin Fueling Carbon Series Fiberglass Dispenser Sump

PRODUCT LAUNCH:
NEW
CARBON SERIES™ FIBERGLASS DISPENSER SUMPS

 

Franklin Fueling Systems is pleased to announce the launch of our Carbon Series™ single wall and double wall fiberglass dispenser sumps. Check out the new and model-specific highlights of this new family of dispenser sumps.

 

 

 

  • Economically Priced
  • Available in models compatible with both Gilbarco Encore® dispensers and Wayne Ovation® dispensers.
  • Dispenser top and top frame are joined together prior to leaving the factory saving field installation time

 

SINGLE WALL SUMPS

  • New Light Resin Transfer Molding (Light RTM) technology used to manufacture single wall sumps gives them consistent wall thickness throughout the entire assembly for superior rigidity as well as an extremely smooth surface to facilitate watertight entry boot installation.
  • Gilbarco Encore® DEF sump option available with two-sump design.
602375001:
Carbon Series™ single wall fiberglass sump for Gilbarco Encore® bow-tie end dispenser models (requires SBK-3 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately)
602377001:
Carbon Series™ single wall fiberglass sump for Gilbarco Encore® bow-tie end dispenser models with banded DEF polyethylene sump (requires SBK-3 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately)
602381001:
Carbon Series™ single wall fiberglass sump for Wayne Ovation® dispenser models (requires SBK-25 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately)

Note: one stabilizer bar kit per shear valve is required. Stabilizer bar kits sold separately.



DOUBLE WALL SUMPS

  • Can be ordered with a pre-installed port for either electronic, mechanical, or hydrostatic continuous monitoring of the double wall interstitial space.
  • • Included vacuum gauge ships under airtight vacuum to ensure the integrity of the interstitial space during shipment to the jobs site.
602383001:
Carbon Series™ double wall fiberglass sump for Gilbarco Encore® bow-tie end dispenser models with vacuum port (requires SBK-3 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately
602383401:
Carbon Series™ double wall fiberglass sump for Gilbarco Encore® bow-tie end dispenser models with vacuum port and port for interstitial monitoring* (requires SBK-3 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately
602385001:
Carbon Series™ double wall fiberglass sump for Wayne Ovation® dispenser models with vacuum port (requires SBK-25 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately)
602385401:
Carbon Series™ double wall fiberglass sump for Wayne Ovation® dispenser models with vacuum port and port for interstitial monitoring* (requires SBK-25 stabilizer bar kit, sold separately)

Note: one stabilizer bar kit per shear valve is required. Stabilizer bar kits sold separately.
*Interstitial monitoring accessory must be ordered separately.



Carbon Series Double Wall Monitoring Options:

Mechanical Monitoring Electronic Monitoring Hydrostatic Continuous Monitoring
Franklin Fueling Systems Carbon Series Double Wall Sump Mechanical Monitoring Franklin Fueling Systems Carbon Series Double Wall Sump Hydrostatic Monitoring

 

Franklin Fueling will be introducing the Carbon Series dispenser sumps at the John W. Kennedy Company Forging Relationships Trade Show on March 27 & 28, 2019.  Please stop by the Franklin booth to learn more!

 

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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.

 

JWK Shop By ImageIn 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.

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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OPW Introduces the ElectroTite Tank Sump – No Drill DRY Sump Technology

OPW ElectroTite - Is your site underwater? OPW is proud to introduce their newest Watertight Wonder, the ElectroTite Tank Sump

Developed in the collaborative engineering labs of FlexWorks and Fibrelite, OPW’s latest tank sump innovation is the most watertight system on the planet and features no drill dry sump technology. The ElectroTite ships factory-installed with conduit ports and an electrical wiring box, which eliminates tank sump leak points at site installation.

By becoming conduit-entry-fitting-free, the market’s most watertight tank sump is now the most innovative. Extremely versatile, the ElectroTite is available in a wide variety of models to accommodate virtually any tank sump application.

A few of the many innovative features and benefits include:

  • Sealed conduit threads on outside of sump – enter above water table.
  • UL-Listed, explosion-proof junction box allows space to reroute. communication wires and loop additional sensors without entering sump. Junction box is also used for wiring seal off.
  • The “Kwik Wire” junction box is partitioned and allows for high voltage and sensor wires in same box.
  • Reduces the number of entry and leak points into sump.

In the meantime, check out the ElectroTite resources below:

 

ElectroTite Data Sheet

 

The sump will be on display at the PEI-NACS show in Las Vegas, October 7-10. Stop by the OPW booth (7021) at the show and see the sump in person and talk with the OPW team about this exciting new innovation!

Please feel free to contact us as well with any questions about the ElectroTite tank sump or any other OPW product at 1.800.451.4021.

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NOV: FiberGlass Systems Red Thread IIA 50-yrs UL LISTED Video

Proven Over Time  – In A Class By Themselves!

You can find and buy many NOV FiberGlass Systems A.O.Smith and Ameron branded fiberglass piping products on our site by clicking here or if you need further assistance, call us at 1.800.238.1225.

 

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OPW Introduces the FibreTite Tank Sump

OPW FibreTite Tank SumpFibreTite Tank SumpsFibreTite Tank Sumps

OPW will be phasing out the FlexWorks® TSMF/TSDF tank sump series at the end of August 2018 to make way for their latest line of tank sumps.

From the engineering labs of FLEXWORKS® and FIBRELITE, OPW has made the best even better. Meet the newest member of the FibreTite Family of sumps, the most watertight sumps on the market today.

Designed to meet all the new 2018 EPA UST regulations

OPW FibreTite tank sumps function as a liquid-tight isolation container providing secondary containment for tank fittings valves, pumps and FlexWorks® or Fiberglass pipe fittings.

FibreTite provides surface access to the tank itself, as well as a clean and dry environment for future service and maintenance. The height-adjustable top-hat accommodates different tank bury depths.

Dimensions:OPW RK-5000 Resin Kit

OPW FibreTite Tank Sump DimensionsAt this time, OPW offers 10 different configurations of the FibreTite tank sump.  You can get the FibreTite tank sump in either a 42″ or 48″ diameter with a 33″ or 37″ diameter lid and a height range of 33.5″ to 53″. The sump can be configured with either a solid bottom or collar mount design.

Additional RK-5000 resin kits (sold separately) are required to attach the top hat and collar ring.  The additional quantities needed will depend on the FibreTite tank sump configuration you purchase.

The Kennedy Company’s most popular selling TSMF/TSDF series tank sump at this time is the TSMF-4536 medium burial version and will be directly replaced with the FibreTite FTSM-4233CR medium burial fiberglass tank sump with  collar ring mount, which can be found by clicking here.

View the OPW FibreTite Tank Sump catalog page.

 

If you would like to learn more about the OPW FibreTite fiberglass tank sumps, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021!

 

 

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Franklin Fueling Systems Launches Cable Tight Wire Management System

FFS Cable Tight Wire Management System

FFS Cable TightTM Product Launch

Franklin Fueling Systems is on  a tear at the moment as they launch new products and now a line of products under the Cable TightTM brand.  The Cable TightTM wire management system boasts the ability to provide a true watertight end-to-end solution for electrical, sensor, and data wire management. Like Franklin’s UPP products, it is an electrofusion welding installation process that creates one seamless system from the HDPE-constructed electrical conduit, entry seals to sumps.

Highly Flexible Cable Tight

Highly Flexible, Highly Durable

Available in 3/4″ and 1″ in rolls of 1000′ and 1500′ coils,  Cable TightTM ‘s  highly durable and corrosion resistant materials won’t crack if bent, shatter if hit with a tool or stepped on in cold weather installations after it’s been laid out on a busy job site.FFS Cable Tight Website

Along with a plethora of configurations, options, tools and information, you’ll find everything you need to get the job done in nearly the same time it takes to install PVC conduit.  Franklin has not only created a Cable Tight System website that includes videos and downloads but you can also find Cable Tight under the new Wire Management section of the Franklin Fueling website.

 

Check out the Cable TightTM overview and installation videos:

Real Contractors, Real Reactions:

Polyethylene Sump System Overview:

Fiberglass Sump System Overview:

Polyethylene Sump Installation:

Fiberglass Sump Installation:

Dispenser Sump Installation:

Cable TightTM technical tools:

If you are interested in learning more or to place an order for the Cable TightTM System, please contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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New UPP Installation from Franklin Fueling

FFS Pro Tech Update

FFS Pro Electrofusion WeldingCheck out this new installation guide video from Franklin’s FFS Pro University, focusing on electrofusion welding for UPP piping, going through the entire process, including measuring, cutting, scraping, cleaning, marking, clamping, welding, and cooling:

 

 

 

Members of the FFS Pro University service can also become certified at installing UPP piping through their Forecourt Specialist: Pipework (UPP® Brand) course.

 

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Universal Valve’s Hottest Products With The Coolest Prices!!

Universal

We don’t know if the heat is getting to Peter and our friends at Universal Valve but we aren’t going to argue when they ask us to pass on these great savings to you via the the JWK Web Store.   And these are not paltry savings for a week or 2; you can save BIG on the hottest Universal Valve products until January 31, 2018!

Yup, you read that right! For the remainder of 2017, if you buy Universal Valve’s hottest products found under our Web Specials through our online store , you will save significantly off not just list price but our typical every day selling price but ONLY if you buy online!

 

These specials include some of our industries top selling products ranging from valves, fitting and spill containment to dispenser and island accessories that ship via standard package carriers such as UPS.  Many we have on-hand and ship those in-stock orders received by 3PM Eastern Time the same day and what we don’t have on our shelves can be shipped direct from the factory to you within 1-3 business days.

Universal Hot Specials

As with anything however, there are some exceptions to the rules that we would like to bring to your attention:

1999-2844 Universal Valve Bumper Board
1999-2844 28″ x 44″ Bumper Board with U-Bolt Mounting Box
– At this time, freight can not be automatically calculated online accurately   for this product as it ships in 2 separate boxes so you will need to call us at 1.800.238.1225 to order. Don’t worry though, you will get the online price when you do.  If this product needs to be shipped directly to you from Universal, please allow 2-3 days for them to process.

 

 

 

 

 

1975-FA34-SS Universal Valve Post Pount Air Tower

 

1975-FA34-SS Stainless Steel Air Tower with Post Mount –  This is the only product that can not be shipped via UPS or any small package carriers that requires common carrier motor freight, shipped as 2-pieces strapped to a skid.  Call us at 1.800.238.1225 to order.  If this product needs to be shipped directly to you from Universal, please allow 3-5 days for them to process.

 

 

 

 

 

Universal Valve 4

 

 

 

1984-BC452YR 4″ DIameter x 52″ High Yellow Bollard Cover with Red Reflective Tape –  Universal requires up to 7 days to process this product if it is shipped direct from the factory to you.

Universal Hot Specials

And remember, you will only find these specials online at www.johnwkennedyco.com!

We appreciate your continued business and support!