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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!
The following has been reproduced from a Morrison Brothers email blast from the desk of Rick Zillig, Manager QCCS June 6, 2017:
Subject: California Proposition 65 Notice
Morrison Bros. Co. (MBC) has recently been made aware of several MBC products being made available “online” and/or through retail outlets in the state of California. California’s Proposition 65 requires formal, public notice through proper warning labels for individual items, such as the one shown below, and MBC will immediately begin including warning labels for products that contain brass.
Click above warning image to read full notice from Morrison Brothers
MBC products are not intended for applications involving potable water or any form of human or animal consumption. They are designed and manufactured exclusively for use in fuel and chemical handling. The Morrison catalog and product specification sheets include the materials of construction. Please take necessary precautions when designing systems, specifying products, and selling these products. If you have any questions on an application, contact MBC immediately.
MBC products are sold exclusively through authorized distributors. Distributors are trained and kept aware of product specifications, applications, and regulatory status. MBC cannot control the retail sales and end use of the products, but will immediately send notice, such as this, to distributors when the company is made aware of any situation in the field. It is important to read and understand the notice, comply with the warnings, and take corrective action when necessary in cases involving noncompliance.
Thank you for your attention.
If you have any questions in regards to any of these Morrison products, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.
We appreciate your continued business and support!
With over 90% of U.S. gas stations blending gasoline with ethanol, an important thing to consider when maintaining fuel tanks at your station is Phase Separation. Phase Separation occurs when ethanol absorbs water and separates from the gasoline , sinking to the bottom of the tank. Due to its lighter density, it can remain undetected by a traditional water float and may end up being pumped directly into customers’ vehicles, which can lead to damages you will be held liable for. If left unaddressed for too long, the costs and consequences of Phase Separation could lead to serious damage to your reputation and business.
The best way to prevent these issues from arising is constant, diligent tank monitoring which will allow for early detection. Veeder-Root offers the Phase-Two Separation Float, which replaces a traditional gasoline float kit and detects both water and phase separation in your tanks.