Bravo Technical Service Bulletin: Installing New Construction Fittings in Cold Climates

Bravo LogoInstalling New Construction Fittings in Cold Climates

Bulletin Description

• Proper heat curing of epoxy in cold weather conditions.
• In weather conditions below 50°F, heat will be needed to cure epoxy used for the  installations of Bravo full body fittings and test reducers. However, do not heat the fitting above 150°F. Extremely high temps can damage entry fittings and cause test ports to leak.

Do not use NOV heat blankets directly on full body fittings. These greatly exceed the allowable installation temperature and will damage the fitting bodies as well as the test ports.


  • Recommendation: Sustain heat on the entire interior of sump until full cure cycle has been achieved.
  • Warning: Before applying heat make sure LEL ( Lower Explosive Limit) are measured and are at safe levels.
  • Tip: Use an IR temperature gauge to measure surface temperature of sump and fittings.

1) Pre-heat sump and fitting to a maximum of 150°F.
2) Pre-heat Bravo epoxy to a maximum of 100°F.
3) Apply Bravo epoxy to the fitting per installation guide.
4) Sustain temperature of fitting/adhesive following cure charts.
5) Do not move or adjust sumps or fittings during cure cycle.
6) Make sure the adhesive is fully cured before conducting a testing following epoxy manufacturers’ guidelines.


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Leak Issues? Icon Has Your Solution!

Discover the world’s leading secondary containment repair solutions at Icon Containment Solutions

Icon’s SplitRepair Fittings are designed to be the most simple approach to any configuration of equipment for faster installations, and we have solutions for any combination of sump type, entry/test fittings, and piping (offset or angled pipe).

Icon SPlitRepair Fittings

Sump leak repair vs equipment replacement provides obvious financial and operational advantages to the UST system owner and can be very profitable for the installing contractor. Icon’s entire mission is to help the installer be profitable and still provide significant savings to the owner.

Without a doubt, the conditions for sump repair can be challenging as access is often very limiting. When the sump is repairable, it can be completed successfully and efficiently with the correct applications and support.

GO WITH THE EXPERTS

Icon is exclusively focused on Sump Leak Repair Solutions. Icon’s expertise and range of solutions for any configuration of equipment is unmatched. Use Icon as a resource to develop a more profitable repair business.

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SIMPLE

Less installation time in the sump with more reasonable workmanship requirements, and the lowest net cost to completion

PROVEN

Icon direct replacement fitting designs and materials conform to EPA recognized Repair Standard (NLPA/KWA Standard 823) compatibility requirements

PERMANENT

Solutions backed by the Lifetime Warranty on all fittings installed by an Icon Certified Installer

SERVICE

Icon’s #1 priority with Icon direct and ongoing training and technical support for the installer – from initial site survey through testing after successful installation. Most fitting orders are shipped the same or next day from receipt of the order!

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Icon PROTEX Flexible Compression-Seal Repair Fittings have never shown any degradation of material through all independent testing and field application. And remember, PROTEX repair fittings can be installed in any ambient conditions and wet environments.


BECOME A SUMP SURVEY PRO

Icon Sump Survey Pro

Icon provides excellent support and training for any individual responsible for answering the questions above. From training those tasked with doing sump surveys, providing parts specifications for repair projects, to training repair product installers, and supporting any personnel involved in the project from start to finish. Contact us about how we can support you and your organization in this opportunity.

Additionally, there is a new Nationally Recognized Standard (EPA recognized) for sump repair and maintenance available to the industry in NLPA/KWA 823.

Site Survey Tips for Repair Evaluation and Parts Specification Support

Format

Icon does not require any specific format for information to be submitted for a parts specification service from our technical support team.  We have supplied downloadable versions of the Sump Survey for your convenience. The form will assist you in organizing the details needed to provide the service. As always, if you need help or have any questions regarding the Sump Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Site Survey Suggestions & Tips Site Survey Form

Sending to JWK

Simply email this completed form (or send the same information otherwise) via email to RoyO@jwkemail.com or Fax to 401.434.0630.

Leave the rest to us

Above all, we seek your satisfaction. We’ll respond shortly with a list of the exact recommended parts, materials, and supporting documentation for your specific sump leak repair project.

*PREVIEW OF SUMP SURVEYIcon Sump Survey Worksheet


Protex

Icon PROTEX Flexible Compression-Seal Repair Fittings have never shown any degradation of material through all independent testing and field application. Discover all of the advantages of PROTEX today!

WHY PROTEX?


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Lifetime Warranty

Every Icon fitting is backed by the Life of Sump Warranty.

PROTEX

Made with PROTEX. Choose fitings designed to last.

Tested and Approved

Independently tested to exceed industry standards

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: OPW’s ElectroTite Has Optimized Tank-Sump Water Tightness

About the Author: Ed Kammerer 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 visit OPWGlobal.com.

OPW ElectroTite - Is your site underwater? OPW’s Watertight Wonder, the ElectroTite Tank Sump

Tank sumps are critical components in the fueling systems at retail and commercial fueling sites in their role as isolation chambers that provide secondary containment for tank fittings, valves and submersible pumps, along with easy access to the storage tank itself for service and maintenance. Since the creation of underground fuel-storage systems, however, fuel-site operators have waged a constant battle against water intrusion into their tank sumps.

This is a major concern as water that enters a tank sump can trip alarms, cause microbial growth, induce rusting of metal parts and, in the worst-case scenario, invade the fuel that is contained in the underground storage tank (UST), which will compromise its quality. Preventing water intrusion is so difficult because there are a number of ways it can enter the tank sump and fuel-storage system: through leaking tank-sump lids; cracks in sump walls; damaged entry fittings; and, most commonly, through conduit runs.

When water intrusion does occur and an alarm is tripped, the sound that accompanies it may as well be the ringing of a cash register, since the site operator will soon be reaching for his or her checkbook in order to pay not only for the service call, but for a pump out of the tank sump. The cost for the following hypothetical pump out example is based on conversations with the service manager of a United States UST service and installation company based on the East Coast:

Sump Pump Out Cost Calculator

Activity Input Cost
Labor Hours 4 hours $358.00
Travel Miles ($0.85/mi) 65 miles $55.25
Vacuum Trailer Rental Fee 1 $75.00
Gal/Petroleum-Containing Waste (PCW); $1.80/gal 350 gallons $630.00
TOTAL COST $1,118.25

The costs, miles and hours for a pump out will obviously vary from site to site, but the price for this average example – multiplied by the 15-20 pump outs per UST, on average, that can occur annually at a fueling site – will result in an exorbitantly high cost to remediate water-intrusion events, with many fuel-site operators unable to reconcile this expense.

To The Rescue

The year 2017 will be looked back on as a landmark one for fuel-site operators in their constant battle against tank-sump water intrusion. It was then that OPW Retail Fueling, Smithfield, NC,  introduced the revolutionary ElectroTite No-Drill Tank Sump to the market. What made ElecroTite a true game-changer was its status as the industry’s first and only tank sump that featured factory-installed conduit ports with an integrated electrical wiring junction box. This allows the sump to be installed as-is at the fueling site, with no intrusive drilling required. This feature eliminates the risk that unintended leak points will result due to the drilling of entry points, while also optimizing installation time.

Other beneficial features of the ElectroTite tank sumps include:

  • Water Tightness
    • Sealed conduits are located above the water table
    • Elimination of all conduit entry fittings
    • Reduced entry points lower number of potential leak points
  • Accessibility
    • Conduit lines can be installed, inspected and repaired through the top of the sump
    • Can access wiring box for inspection without entering confined sump area
  • Versatility
    • Explosion-proof junction box allows space to reroute or daisy-chain communication wires to spill containers and tank monitors, eliminating additional conduit runs to the tank field
    • Electrical shield allows positioning of high- and low-voltage sensor wires in same box
    • Conduit can be potted entering box, exiting box, or both
  • Consolidation
    • Will replace up to six:
      • Conduit entry fittings
      • Conduit sealoffs
      • Explosion-proof junction boxes

The bottom line is that the design and operation of ElectroTite tank sumps make it the most watertight system available, resulting in a fueling system that optimizes efficiency, reliability, cost-effectiveness, environmental protection and the safety of both the site and the customers who patronize it.

Seeing Is Believing

Of course, it’s easy to say that something is the best thing since sliced bread, but proving it is a different matter entirely. Well, after nearly four years of observation of in-the-field installations, the ElectroTite has more than lived up to its advance billing. The chart below compares tank-alarm remediation costs for two United States sites that have had ElectroTite tank sumps in operation for nearly four years to an average non-ElectroTite site:

SITE 1 SITE 2 NON-ELECTROTITE SITE
# of Months Installed* 40 42 40
Total Tank Sump Alarms 0 1 48
Avg. Pump Outs/Month 0 0.024 1.2
Gals/PCW Removed 0 250 12,000
Cost to Remove PCW ($/gal) $1.80/gal $1.80 $1.80
Overall Tank-Sump Maintenance Cost $0.00 $450.00 $21,600.00

*-as of January 2021

Let’s take a closer look at the individual installations and the conditions the sumps have encountered:

  • Site 1: Three ElectroTite tank sumps were installed at this Midwestern U.S. site in November 2017, one each for unleaded gasoline, premium gasoline and diesel USTs. As you can see, this is turning out to be the poster child for the effectiveness of the ElectroTite tank sumps. In that time, not one single tank-sump alarm event has been recorded, resulting in zero cost for the overall maintenance of the sumps.
  • Site 2: Two ElectroTite tank sumps were installed at this Southeastern U.S. location that is situated near an extremely high water table in September 2018, one each on the unleaded and premium gasoline USTs. Since then, two alarm events have been recorded at the site (both on the unleaded sump in July 2018 and September 2020), but only one required a pump out.

Conclusion

Fuel-site operators have always had to keep water from intruding into their below-ground fuel-storage systems, but that has proven to be easier said than done. Until 2017, that is. With the introduction of no-drill tank-sump/conduit-less technology to the market, epitomized by OPW’s ElectroTite system, the battle against water intrusion is being won more often by site operators. The result is a fueling operation that can more reliably deliver uncompromised fuel to its customers while helping to make expensive, time-consuming and frustrating sump pump outs a welcome thing of the past.

Check Out The OPW ElectroTiTE Sumps In Our Web Store!OPW ElectroTite Tank Sump

You can also find many other great OPW products in our webstore as well.

OPW Retail Fueling Components

Fibrelite

OPW Engineered Systems

OPW Fuel Management Systems

And if you don’t find the ElectroTite tank sump in the configuration you are looking for , have further questions about them  or any other OPW product, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us!


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OPW Edge Double Wall Spill Container: Missing Assembly Notice & Instructions

IMPORTANT: EDGE DW Visigauge!!

At this time, OPW Edge DW Spill Container is being shipped without the Visigauge assembly due to a shortage from their vendor.

The product is being produced with a temporary plug cap in its place to allow the factory and the installer to perform the interstitial test to verify the integrity of the containment.

We apologize for the inconvenience and OPW will send out a replacement Visigauge to distributors who purchased this product. It will include a Visigauge assembly and one replacement o-ring seal.

Once you have received the Visigauge, please follow these instructions to install it. (Click here to read OPW’s Edge PDF)
Step 1: First, identify the temporary plug cap as the part with the hexagonal shaped head that is installed at the top of the round white gauge riser.
Step 2: Please unthread the temporary plug cap from the round white gauge riser.
Step 3: Next, install the replacement 0-ring onto the underside seat of the Visigauge as shown below.
Step 4: Finally, thread on the Visigauge into the white gauge adapter. This should be tightened to a quarter turn past finger tight.
Step 5: The Visigauge is now installed and the spill container can be vacuum tested to verify tightness.
OPW Edge Temp Plug


NOTE: Spill Containers with this plug installed will be identified with the below label beside the OPW part# label on the outside of the box.
OPW Edge Modified Label


OPW Edge Temporary Plug Images


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OPW Engineered Systems OPW Retail Fueling
OPW Engineered Systems Fibrelite OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Retail Fueling
OPW Engineered Systems Fibrelite OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Retail Fueling

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Franklin Fueling Systems APT Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sumps

APT - Franklin Fueling Systems |John W Kennedy Company

Fiberglass Tank Sumps: Watertight 2-Piece

Designed to provide maximum protection from water intrusion with a simplified installation process, the Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sump delivers easy access to tank top equipment for fast maintenance and servicing. Completing the installation is simple. The pour-in-place slurry secures the riser to the base’s integrated channel, with no messy fiberglassing required. Available without bottom or with enclosed bottom.

APT Watertight 2-Piece Fiberglass Tank Sump Model Number Description
602402922 42″ watertight fiberglass tank sump includes base, riser, and lid
602402901 48″ watertight fiberglass tank sump includes base, riser, and lid
602402932 42″ watertight fiberglass tank sump includes base with enclosed bottom, riser, and lid
602402911 48″ watertight fiberglass tank sump includes base with enclosed bottom, riser, and lid

SIMPLE INSTALLATION, WATERTIGHT PROTECTION


Available in either 42” or 48” diameters, watertight fiberglass tank sumps deliver maximum protection from liquid intrusion while providing easy access to submersible pumps, tank top hardware, and pipework connections. Able to fit under any 36” manway, Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sumps provide a clear 31” diameter opening for easy access to equipment.

Watertight Lid
A game-changing new lightweight lid design delivers the highest level of protection from water intrusion.
Two-Piece Riser
The two-piece riser and base allow easy access to tank top equipment and pipework entry during installation.
Pour-In-Place Installation
Once equipment installation is complete, the top riser is securely fastened to the base’s integrated fill channel using a watertight pour-in-place slurry.

TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES

Pour-In-Place
Pour-In-Place

Mix the epoxy slurry, pour it into the channel, and set the riser in place.

Stainless Steel Handles
Stainless Steel Handles

Two stainless steel handles are surface-mounted with no penetrations, eliminating potential leak paths.

Side-Sealing Gasket
Side-Sealing Gasket

The watertight lid gasket seals to the side of the sump wall, preventing debris from getting trapped between the lid and the sump to protect the integrity of the seal.

Integrated Lid Vent
Integrated Lid Vent

The vapor pressure vent’s thin membrane balances pressure without letting liquid in, making it easier to remove the cover during maintenance.

Lid Latch Verification
Lid Latch Verification

Three lid latches provide visual confirmation that the lid is appropriately seated and remains in place.

Field-Height Adjustable
Field-Height Adjustable

Watertight fiberglass tank sumps come at a standard height of 60” and are adjustable down to 34” in the field to accommodate new and retrofit site conditions.

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GAME-CHANGING WATERTIGHT LID

To achieve the highest level of protection against water intrusion and ultimate ease-of-use, the watertight fiberglass tank sump incorporates the best features of a manway into the tank sump lid.

Side-Sealing GasketSide-Sealing Gasket

The side-sealing gasket prevents debris from getting trapped between the lid and the sump, effectively eliminating debris that could compromise the seal.

HDPE LidHDPE Lid

An injection-molded HDPE construction delivers a durable, yet lightweight, easy-to-handle cover. The ribbed underside provides increased strength and stability.

Lid LatchesLid Latches

The lid latches provide a visual verification that the lid is properly in place to deliver a watertight seal. The lid must be fully seated before the lid latches will close.

SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION

SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION

Watertight tank sumps are available at a standard height of 60” and adjustable in the field down to 34” to accommodate shallow-buried tanks.

Two-Piece DesignTwo-Piece Design

The two-piece design eliminates confined spaces during installation by allowing the installer to assemble the pipework through the octagonal base without the sump riser in the way.

Octagonal BaseOctagonal Base

The octagonal base and riser are constructed with eight flat panels to maximize flexibility of pipe entry locations.

Fill ChannelFill Channel

The pour-in-place fill channel makes connecting the sump riser to the base simple, fast, and watertight once installation is complete.

MAINTENANCE MADE EASY

MAINTENANCE MADE EASY

The lightweight injection molded HDPE lid weighs only 21 pounds, making it easy to remove and maneuver during maintenance or service.

Pressure VentPressure Vent

The vapor pressure vent’s thin membrane balances pressure without letting liquid in, making it easier to remove the cover during maintenance.

HandlesHandles

Two stainless-steel retractable handles are surface-mounted to eliminate any potential leak paths into the lid.

Wide OpeningWide Opening

The wide 31” opening provides easy access to tank top equipment.


• Available in single wall with options for collar-mounted base without bottom or with enclosed bottom.
• Available at a standard height of 60” and adjustable in the field down to 34” to accommodate shallow- buried tanks.

• Lightweight, 21lbs, injection molded HDPE lid with integrated ribs for added strength.

• The lightweight lid features a side-sealing gasket that locks liquid and debris out.


• Three lid latches provide visual confirmation that the lid is appropriately seated and remains in place.
• The pour-in-place fill channel makes connecting the riser to the octagonal base quick and easy for installers with no messy, time-consuming fiberglass seam work to do.

• Fits under any 36” manway while providing a 31” diameter clear opening for easy access to equipment.

• Two-piece design eliminates confined spaces during installation by allowing the installer to assemble the pipework through the octagonal base without the sump riser in the way.


• Octagonal base and riser are constructed with eight flat panels to maximize flexibility of pipe entry locations.
• The vapor pressure vent’s thin membrane balances pressure without letting liquid in, making it easier to remove the cover during maintenance.

• Two stainless-steel retractable handles are surface-mounted to eliminate any potential leak paths into the lid.

Components

Components

1. Lid with side-sealing gasket

2. Riser

3. Base

4. Lid latches

5. Fill channel

6. Collar with open bottom

7. Retractable handles

8. Vapor pressure vent

42” Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sump Dimensions

42 in. Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sump Dimensions

48” Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sump Dimensions

42 in. Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sump Dimensions

Watertight Fiberglass Tank Sump Installation Tools & Accessories

Pour-In-Place Slurry Kit

Model Number Description
602366924 Pour-in-place slurry kit includes: (1) gallon resin, (1) pint catalyst, gloves, mixing stick, sand paper

∎ One kit required per tank sump.

Collar Mount Seam Kit

Model Number Description
602366901 Collar mount seam kit includes: (2) wooden stir sticks, (2) pair rubber gloves, (3) quart containers of resin, (4) tubes of catalyst, (2) rolls of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) matte, 6” x 27”, (1) quart container of putty, (1) plastic putty mixing knife

∎ One kit required per tank sump.

Installation Accessories Kit

Model Number Description
602366933 Installation accessories kit includes: (1) FRP roller, (2) plastic putty mixing knives, (2) wooden stir sticks, (1) scissors, (4) pair rubber gloves, (6) brushes

Replacement Latches

Model Number Description
602395940 Replacement latch only
602395930 Replacement latch assembly with adhesive

FFS APT FFS CableTight FFS EBW
FFS EVO FFS FE Petro FFS Flex-Ing
FFS Healy FFS Incon FFS UPP

If you have any questions about Franklin Fueling Systems APT watertight fiberglass tank sumps or would like to receive a quote, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021 or Email Us with any further questions or inquiries.


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NOV FRP Pipe Adhesives

Nov LogoAs you may have heard, adhesive supplies are very tight from US sources and thus, NOV implemented a plan to import PSX 34 from Asia to support our needs here. There will be some differences between PSX 34 versions in North America and Asia and this MBB spells them out. Please read carefully.
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OPW DSE: The No Brainer Secondary Container

OPW DSE Advanced Composite Technology Dispenser Sump

DSE Dispenser Sump

Most dispenser sumps force fueling station operators to choose between quality, speed or value. Produced using an Advanced Composite Technology manufacturing process, the DSE Dispenser Sump can deliver all three: best-in-class quality, fast lead times and affordability without sacrifice. The DSE is installed beneath fuel dispensers to provide access to secondary containment of dispenser plumbing, emergency shear valves and underground piping connections.

Features & Benefits:

Advanced Composite Technology –The only product in the industry made by a premium, close-molded manufacturing process

Quick and Efficient Manufacturing Time per Unit – Allows OPW to offer the shortest dispenser sump lead times in the industry

Smooth Surface on Both Sides of the Sump Wall – Consistent wall thickness, material blend, shape and detail for a perfect product every time and strong bonds with fittings

One Base for All Dispenser Models –Minimizes distributor inventory and provides the convenience of choosing the style needed

Compatible with all fittings and pipe – Seamlessly works with fiberglass pipe, flexible pipe, and any industry fittings

Backed by OPW – Legendary OPW quality, service, support and value

Ordering Specifications – DSE Dispenser Sumps

Sump Dimensions Weight
Model # A
in. | cm
B
in. | cm
C
in. | cm
D
in. | cm
with Top
lbs | kg
DSE-1836 20.22 | 51.36 17.20 | 43.69 44.11 | 112.04 35.90 | 91.19 85 | 38.56
DSE-1543 17.18 | 43.64 14.60 | 37.084 45.90 | 116.59 38.90 | 98.81 85 | 38.56
DSE-1741 18.50 | 46.99 16.70 | 42.42 44.20 | 112.29 38.10 | 96.774 83 | 37.65

Sump Component Part Numbers

Part # Description
215192 Universal Base. Combine with 215567, 215568 or 215569 to make a complete DSE sump
215567 Gilbarco Encore Top. Combine with 215192 to make DSE-1836
215568 Wayne Ovation Top. Combine with 215192 to make DSE-1543
215569 Wayne Helix Top. Combine with 215192 to make DSE-1741

The DSE can be ordered as a complete sump (one top and universal base), or the tops and universal base can be ordered as individual components

Stabilizer Bar Part Numbers

Part # Description
SBK-1800 Stabilizer bar kit for Gilbarco Encore
SBK-1500 Stabilizer bar kit for Wayne Ovation
SBK-1700 Stabilizer bar kit for Wayne Helix
DSE Dispenser Sump Brochure
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Dispenser Sump
Product Brochure
DSE Dispenser Sump Brochure
OPW DSE
Dispenser Sump
Data Sheet
DSE Dispenser Sump Brochure
OPW DSE
Dispenser Sump
Video

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Vendor Spotlight: Universal Valve – Protect Your Investment!

Universal Valve Retrofit Sump Covers Now Made in Stainless SteelUniversal Valve 1943 Stainless Steel Retrofit Sump Lid

Universal Valve Sump Retro Fit Cover Kit is designed to stop water before it becomes an environmental, equipment, and cost issue. Save time and money with Universal’s Retrofit Cover.Universal Valve 1943 Kit

      • No need to break concrete
      • Stainless Steel construction will not degrade or deteriorate over time
      • Only 2 measurements needed to order (sump opening & manway above sump)
      • Quick and easy installation (can be installed in under 15 minutes)
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    Universal Valve 1943 Retrofit Sump Lid Install in Sump

    • No messy epoxies or glues needed means no waiting for them to cure and dry
    • Out of round sumps are not a problem as our 4″ wide ring makes working with egg shape opening sumps easy

Water deteriorates the equipment in the sump shortening the life of electronics, pumps and metal fittings. Creating maintenance problems when connections are rusted shut, wires become brittle and subject to shorting when moved. With Universal’s Stainless Steel Retrofit Sump Cover these issues can be alleviated.

Standard Available Model 1943 Retrofit Sump Lids
Model Range of Sump Openings Inner Manway ID Opening Required Height Weight
1943-2128 20.5” to 28.5” 29.5” 3.25” 42lbs
1943-2533 25” to 33.5” 34” 3.25” 50lbs
1943-2734 27” to 34.75” 34-3/4” 3.25” 58lbs
1943-3240 32” to 40” 41” 3.25” 65lbs
*Requires 5” or greater from the top of the sump riser to grade level manhole cover.Model 1943-2533 fits most 36” manways.
Model 1943 Replacement Parts
Part Numbers : Description Part Numbers : Description
1943-06-WHT : Monitor Cover/Ring Assembly 1943-PK : Replacement Knobs
1943-TB : Turnbuckles 1943-TUBE : Cross Bars
1943-TenB : Tension Block 1943-2128-G : Gasket
1943-2533-G : Gasket 1943-2734-G : Gasket
1943-3240-G : Gasket 1943-GK : Cover Gasket

Universal Valve Model 1983 U-Shaped Pipe Guards

Pipe Guards & Bollards Ready to Ship!

Pipe Guards & Bollards are a great way to protect property and expensive dispensers from traffic collisions. They are also a great way to create a safety perimeter.

Pipe Guards & BollardsUniversal Valve Model 1984 Straight Bollards

  • Constructed from Schedule 40 pipe
  • Available in primed black carbon steel or 304 Stainless Steel
  • Optional Baseplates available for installs where concrete does not need to be broken
  • Optional PVC Sleeves for easy installation and replacement
  • Bollard Covers available to match station or building facades
  • Custom Sizes Available
Standard Available Model 1983 U-Shaped Pipe Guards
Model Description
(Width is outside pipe dimension)
Weight (lbs.)
1983-353656 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 36”w x 56”h 70.00
1983-354153 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 41”w x 53”h 70.00
1983-354850 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 48”w x 50”h 70.00
1983-403656 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 36”w x 56”h 86.00
1983-404153 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 41”w x 53”h 86.00
1983-404174 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 41”w x 74”h 130.00
1983-404354 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 43”w x 54”h 86.00
1983-404851 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 48”w x 51”h 86.00
1983-404951 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 49”w x 51”h 86.00
1983-353656-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 36”w x 56”h 70.00
1983-354153-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 41”w x 53”h 70.00
1983-354850-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 48”w x 50”h 70.00
Standard Available Model 1984 UStraight Bollards
Model Diameter Length
1984-4063 4.0” 63”
1984-4084 4.0” 84”
1984-6063 6.625” 63”
1984-6084 6.625” 84”
1984-4063-SS 4.0” 63”
1984-4084-SS 4.0” 84”
1984-6063-SS 6.625” 63”
1984-6084-SS 6.625” 84”

Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Bollard CoversModel 1984-BC Bollard Covers

Bollard covers enhance and protect the appearance of bumper post steel bollards in all indoor and outdoor applications. Bollard covers are constructed from 1/8″ thick Polyethylene Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Spec Dimensions(HDPE and MDPE) and 3M #680 reflective tape for durability and long service life.

Features
✔ 10 Standard colors
✔ 7 Reflective tape colors
✔ 8 Standard sizes for 4”, 6”, 8”, & 10”
✔ Patented GripperTabs™ installation is the fastest and easiest way to secure bollard covers

Construction
• 1/8” thick Polyethylene
• 3M 680 reflective tape

Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Bollard Cover Lineup There are a multitude of color and size options available; too many to list here! Click on this text or the image to the left to see the sample selection we have online of the most popular selling at this time.  Please do not hesitate to call us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us today!

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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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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

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