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.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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3 Things Every Retailer Needs to Know about the 2018 EPA Regulations

Our friends at OPW would just like to kindly remind everyone that the EPA’s new Environmental Testing Regulations go into full effect on October 13, 2018, and OPW has a full line of products that are compatible with the 4 major regulatory requirements for new and existing Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems.

Watch the video below and learn more at opwglobal.com/epa-regulations!

 

Check out our blog post from August 2018, Are You Ready?? The Cost of Non-Compliance: You Can’t Afford It, containing OPW’s infographic that covers the history of UST Regulations.

You can find many of OPW’s great products in our web store and if you don’t find what you are looking for there or have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1.800.238.1225. 

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COVER ME! Your One-Stop Shop for Replacement Covers & Lids

As if winters weren’t bad enough with the cold, snow and flu, now a snow plow comes along to turn your station’s manhole covers and spill lids into flying saucers or a pile of scrap.  Either way, a sizable hole in the middle of your station’s lot does nobody any good.

But not to worry!

The Kennedy Company STOCKS a wide variety of replacement covers and we can even have them custom-made for those hard to find and/or obsolete manholes and spills.  And just because you can’t find it on our site, doesn’t mean we don’t have it or can’t get it so by all means, please give us a call for those hard to find covers, lids or any of your other service station and refueling location needs!

 

manholelids Manhole Covers

We carry ever major brand with many sitting on our shelves. We also deal with several manufacturers capable of fabricating replacements for those very old, obsolete manholes no longer supported by the manufacturer.

Replacement Spill Covers

Spill Covers

Sealed, locking, different colors;  whatever your configuration is, if we don’t have it, we can get it!

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Tank Sump Retrofit Covers

Okay, so it’s not likely a plow will wipe out tank sump covers underground (that requires a special kinda cowboy behind the wheel of a plow truck!) but winters are tough on all equipment and with so many compliance laws and regulations, containment failures are not an option so check out some of the available retrofit tank sump lids currently on the market.

 

 

Can’t find what you are looking for?  Help is a phone call away!  1.800.451.4021

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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