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Simplifying Installation and Fuel Delivery in Romania
A Romanian oil company approached OPW for an easy to install, reliable above ground fill point solution including associated internal equipment (pipework and fill caps) that would perform for the life of the site, allowing safe, quick fuel delivery.

OPW provided a maintenance-free solution built to perform for the lifetime of the site. The vacuum testable Fibrelite FRP above ground remote fill sump protects against water ingress (or fuel exit) and unauthorised entry, while allowing easy access for fuel delivery (eliminating the need for individual seal cap locks). The composite material is impervious to corrosion, ensuring continued performance. Installer friendly KPS piping connects fill points and remote fill minimising installation time. Finally, OPW tight-fill top-seal caps were installed on top-seal adaptors, assuring a positive, water and vapor-tight seal.

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Simplifying Installation and Fuel Delivery in Romania
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New Regulations Could Enable £16 Billion UK Composites Industry Growth

A new position paper by the University of Southampton recognises the growing demand for composite materials and explores how modernising government regulations could accelerate industry growth.

As economic and sustainability pressures have grown, there is increased pressure to reduce energy consumption (including fuel usage), ‘through-life costs’ and installation times. This has increased demand for stronger, lighter, more intelligent and more durable materials tailor made for purpose.[1]

While leading in innovation, the UK is ‘not the most agile in bringing these new products to market’.

The report suggests an updated government procedure to help businesses creating new composite products gain a first-mover advantage into the global market, enabling growth of up to £16 billion by 2030 (£4 billion more than current predictions).

Sources include the Composites Leadership Forum and Composites UK

Read the Paper Here

Read the full story in Net Composites

University of Southampton Position Paper[1] University of Southampton Position Paper – Modernising Composite Materials Regulations
Tank and Dispenser Sumps Specified by Qatari Oil Company

Qatar’s extreme temperatures offer construction challenges, with some materials negatively affected by extreme temperatures. This Qatari oil company awarded Fibrelite tank and dispenser sumps sole supplier status for their high performance in these harsh field conditions.

Unlike PE, FRP is not detrimentally affected by high temperatures and does not lose its rigidity or shape, making it ideal for installations like this one and similar across the Middle East and African regions.

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Qatari Oil Company
A Cover Story. About Covers!

Reinforced Plastics Showcase Our Covers on Their Front Cover

“The company’s manufacturing methodology employs closed mould resin transfer moulding (RTM) techniques using long strand multi-direction E-Glass fibre. By changing the internal fibre architecture engineers can manipulate the fibre volume fraction (FVF) to deliver improved performance even at load ratings as high as F900 (90 tonne)”

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Reinforced Plastics Front Cover
Reinforced Plastics Article
Kevin Long Named OPW’s New President

Hamilton, OH, March 13, 2017 — OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV), announced today that it has named Kevin Long as the company’s new president.

Kevin Long joined Dover in 2014 as the president of Colder Products Company (“CPC”).  “While at CPC, Kevin led efforts to accelerate new product development, drive continuous improvement and develop talent within the organization,” said Dover Fluids President and CEO Bill Spurgeon. “As Kevin takes over the reins at OPW, we look forward to him continuing the company’s legacy of innovation and quality.”

“I’m excited to be joining OPW the same year that it celebrates its 125th anniversary,” Long said. “To be in business for more than a century is truly a testament to the innovation, quality and customer focus the OPW team strives to deliver. I’m honored to be joining the team.”

Prior to joining Dover, Long was Vice President, Customer Care at KaVo-Kerr, a division of Danaher.  He also held various product management, operations and general management roles while at Danaher.  Long started his career at International Paper in its Leadership Development Program.  He graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and received his MBA from MIT.

Long replaces David Crouse who was named president for Dover Fluids’ new Dover Fueling Solutions organization last December. 

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Kevin Long
Insite Tell the Fibrelite Story

Shaping the future of composite access solutions

Fibrelite covers have been a familiar sight on English forecourts and worldwide for many years. This summer, we announced new branding to represent our new global brand positioning. In light of this, together with Insite magazine we took the opportunity to look back at Fibrelite’s journey, from the lightbulb moment of a few bright Yorkshiremen, to become the worldwide industry standard.

Read it here or in Insite.

Insite Front Cover
Shaping the future of composite access solutions
Season's Greetings From All At Fibrelite!
Seasons Greetings 2016

New Video! Fibrelite and Competitor’s Covers Tested for Deflection
It's very difficult to look at a composite access cover and know how it will perform over time and under repeated heavy wheel loads. Many composite access covers look similar, yet perform incomparably, some leaking or even breaking after cyclical loading. Like any highly engineered product, the cleverness is hidden inside.
Composite covers are no different. Here we field test our FL90, multiport and a competitor’s cover for deflection, one of the key indicators (if the composite cover is fit for its intended use) how it will perform over its service life. Excessive repeated deflection causes a cover to fatigue and ultimately fail.
FibreTite Multiport Containment System CARB Approved!
OPW is excited to announce that our composite multiport sump system (an industry first) has been approved by the California Air Resources Board! CARB as it’s often referred to, is one of the two primary standards for vapour recovery in the US.

Charles Liebal, Product Manager for OPW Retail Fueling said:
“OPW has combined the very best of its industry-leading spill-containment and overfill-protection products, along with world class Fibrelite composite technology, into a single multi-benefit multiport that delivers tank-top-to-grade containment and protection. The result is the industry’s best defence against water intrusion into underground storage tanks while providing increased peace of mind for the site operator”

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FibreTite Multiport Containment System
Fibretite Multiport Cover
OPW Showcase Many Retail Fueling Innovations
OPW Showcase Many Retail Fueling Innovations

Three years ago at PEI: OPW Fibrelite and KPS joined forces to offer an end-to-end retail fuelling solution to you, our customers!
This year we exhibited together to bring you a number of exciting innovations, many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications.
Exhibiting! PEI – NACS Show 18-21 October, Atlanta

Products featured included

New CARB EVR-approved composite FibreTite Multiport containment system

Designed and developed in our US facility, the new flush-mounted, sealable multiport containment system provides unparalleled protection against water intrusion, easy access to overfill-prevention valves and optimum spill-containment protection.


Arkema Flexible Piping: 20 Years of Setting Standards

20 years ago, OPW teamed with Arkema to create PISCES flexible pipe. Since then, with the advancement of thermosplastics technology, OPW created FlexWorks, a next generation pipe solution; today’s standard-setting technology for environmentally sensitive flexible fuel piping.


Phoenix SQL Lite™ Fuel Management Software

OPW’s new Windows®-compatible Phoenix SQL Lite™ software is a standalone fuel management solution for small and medium sized fleets, providing powerful, user-friendly inventory-management and reporting tools to streamline data management. Now offering a free 60-day trial!


Dispenser Nozzles & Hanging Hardware

On show: OPW’s comprehensive line of industry-leading nozzle, swivel and breakaway technologies for all fuel types including gasoline, diesel, biodiesel and ethanol blends of all concentrations. OPW offers more UL-listed nozzle models than any other brand.


68EZR-75RF Reconnectable Breakaways

Recently UL listed OPW 68EZR-75RF Reconnectable Breakaway (for standard gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends) uses patent-pending “push-click-twist” technology to provide the retail-fueling industry’s fastest and easiest breakaway to reconnect, while delivering peace of mind to site operators.


PetroVend 100® Fuel Control System

Upgraded PV100 now supports up to 1,000 fueling cards, ChipKey® activation and dual-card operation, delivering increased capacity to new fueling sites and helps small commercial fueling operations expand as their customer base grows.


723V Pressure Vacuum Vent

Designed to manage a tank’s vapor pressure and prevent contamination caused by water, debris or insect intrusion, the new UL 2583-listed vacuum vent meets all CARB and EVR requirements and is certified for use with all standard gasoline Phase I Vapor Recovery Certification and Phase I EVR Executive Orders.


The OPW team had a great time meeting so many great people in the retail fuelling industry

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Composites Eliminate Manual Handling Health and Safety Risks

Health and safety in today’s workplace is becoming an ever increasing concern with manual handling accounting for over a third of all workplace injuries. [HSE] The majority of these injuries are caused by the handling of loads. HSE and NHS have comprehensive advise to prevent manual handling injuries, most of which relates to safe lifting technique and practices. Unfortunately, a number of everyday activities in workplaces don’t allow for these to be put into practice. A leading example is removing and replacing traditional access covers.

Composites Offer Light Safe Alternative

We are fighting to help reduce these dangers with a highly engineered composite solution: GRP access covers, typically weighing in at one third of traditional covers. While this dramatically reduces the risk of manual handling injuries, we wanted to find a way to eliminate them altogether. What resulted was an ergonomically designed lifting handle, allowing users to safely remove and replace the covers, while keeping the load close to the waist and avoiding stooping or bending their back.
We are seeing dramatic growth in the number of industries reducing their health and safety risks using composites, both for new build facilities where our covers are specified, and existing facilities retrofitting a custom cover to replace the existing.

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Recommended Lifting Weights
Safe lifting with Fibrelite Covers
Fibrelite Announces New Branding and Global Brand Positioning

Fibrelite is delighted to announce that we are launching our new branding this week as the first stage of our new global brand positioning. We have continued to grow and evolve through dedication to our core values of quality and innovation into a brand whose name is synonymous with product excellence, innovation and great customer service.

Fibrelite has led the way in composite technology since 1980 with the design of the world’s first composite manhole cover as a prototype for Esso UK to eliminate health and safety issues associated with traditional heavy metal covers. From there, Fibrelite grew as the retail petroleum industry adopted our covers as the industry standard, now selling to over 80 countries worldwide with manufacturing facilities on three continents, then were acquired by OPW (a Dover company) in 2013.

This commitment to innovation continues to drive our approach today and shape tomorrow, as we create bespoke solutions that reflect our global reputation and heritage.

As the experts in our field, we have access to a collaborative worldwide network with almost limitless skills, resources and experience. This breadth of knowledge allows us to consistently deliver forward-thinking, cutting-edge solutions at scale and speed.

Considering the myriad successes of recent years, Fibrelite decided that it was time to innovate our brand itself as a reflection of our new market positioning on a global scale as part of OPW and Dover, whilst maintaining our commitment to innovation as we continue to grow into an increasing number of new industries.

Fibrelite Announces New Branding and Global Brand Positioning
Fibrelite Product Innovations on Show at UNITI Expo!
Fibrelite will be exhibiting product innovations on the OPW stand at UNITI Expo in Stuttgart Germany (14th – 16th June, Hall 3, Stand 3A50). Innovations on show include the above ground remote fill sump and direct fill system.

Above Ground Remote Fill Sump and Direct Fill System

The Fibrelite GRP above ground remote fill sump is a world first! Through collaboration with a global major oil company, the first retro-fit model was designed to replace existing galvanised steel boxes, and connect to existing underground pipework. This was created using high-technology RTM methods.
Another recent innovation that will be on show is the GRP direct fill system, created for the Middle East and African market. These are the newest developments in a long line of firsts, starting from the invention of the very first composite access covers back in 1980.


UNITI Expo is recognised as the leading European trade fair for the retail petroleum and car wash industries. A biennial event, the last one in 2014 attracted a total of 11,000 visitors from 92 countries, and 344 well known exhibitors from 29 countries.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Fibrelite Product Innovations on Show at UNITI Expo!
Fibrelite Installs New Multiport System

Fibrelite recently installed its new FL100MPS Multiport System at a gas station in Burlington, Washington operated by one of the country’s largest “big box” retail chains.  This new multiport allows for easy access into the fill sump and is designed to be corrosion resistant and completely watertight. The image below illustrates how the OPW P761C spill buckets and shrouds are connected to the underside of the multiport and to the top of the watertight spill platform.  The fully shrouded spill buckets will not allow fuel to spill out or water to enter into the sump.  An inspection port located on the multiport cover allows for sump inspections and sensor testing to be done without having to disconnect the spill buckets.

New P761C spill buckets and shrouds provide protection against fuel leaks or water intrusion New P761C spill buckets and shrouds provide protection against fuel leaks or water intrusion
Completed Multiport System in Burlington, Washington Completed Multiport System in Burlington, Washington
With Fibrelite Access Covers You’ve Got Health & Safety Covered!
Insite Magazine Feature

Designed to be a ‘fit-and-forget’ product, Fibrelite’s FRP composite manhole covers and modular trench panels come in all load ratings from A15 to F900 and are maintenance-free, durable and very strong. However, they can also help eliminate a number of common, and often quite serious, health and safety issues.

See the full feature here (PDF)


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Demand for Composites Increases - Safer Alternative to Conventional Covers

Demand for Composites Increases as Industries Look for Safer Material Alternative to Conventional Access Covers

Composite materials are in huge demand as industries across the globe are experiencing hazards and injuries when using traditional steel and other metal products. Reports of crushed and amputated fingers and toes along with burns, back injuries and other dangers have given industries ranging from data centers to water treatment plants a reason to seek safer alternatives. According to the 2014/15 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 3,675 incidences of reported injuries within the manufacturing industry alone. 32% of these incidences were reported as back injuries which has led to a total of 125,880 missed working days.

This has caused major problems for decision makers as legislation continues to restrict acceptable manual weights. Composites are an ideal solution to these problems due to their lightweight yet durable properties. By using lighter materials such as composites, operational injuries are prevented, work sites are made safer and ease of installation and maintenance is made available to utility workers and contractors.

Hazards and Injuries

One particular area where we are seeing a major shift is in the manhole covers and trench covers industry where chances of injury during installation and removal are traditionally extremely high.

For example, conventional steel manhole and trench covers typically weigh more than three times that of a composite cover making them too heavy to be lifted manually and require the use of large machinery adding to the safety risks already in place.
These steel covers also lack temperature control which can make the surface extremely hot resulting in severe burns when stepped on without proper attire. This presents a hazard in public spaces such as university campuses, shopping centers, and municipalities where heavy foot traffic is commonplace. According to a study published by the League of Minnesota Cities entitled “Muscling Manhole Covers and Other Ergonomic Information”, workers are frequently injured while attempting to remove heavy cast iron manhole covers and the average cost of these injuries is reported as $100,000 per incident.
Dangerous Heavy Covers
Hazardous Cover Lifting

Composites and Covers

Using composite materials eliminates the use of heavy lifting equipment and allows for safer manual handling and avoids the high risks of injuries. Fibrelite, a leading manufacturer of composite covers and trench panels, has taken note and responded by using fibre-reinforced plastic composite (FRP), a type of composite material, in order to provide a safe and risk-free alternative. Fibrelite’s FRP covers have been designed to eliminate risk of burns by not exceeding high temperatures on the surface regardless of the temperatures below the cover. As an added safety feature, they also designed an anti-slip/skid surface that reduce falls, slipping and sliding in order to eliminate as many health risks as possible.
By definition, the majority of access covers are lifted, sometimes frequently. And while traditional metal or concrete covers are heavy and may even require specialist equipment making lifting time-consuming and expensive; composites are different.

David Holmes, Fibrelite Technical Director, explained: “As well as being lightweight – typically a third of the weight of metal or concrete – our covers are designed for safe lifting, having up to two lifting points for ergonomic lifting handles which means that just one or two operatives can move them quickly and easily without risk of back injury or crushed fingers or toes, even at the heavier load ratings.”
Safe Manual F900 Cover Lift
Safe Cover Removal and Replacement
Costs of Composite

Costs of Composites: while not every application currently requires the composite alternative, the costs of metal theft, manual handling injury claims and corrosion are causing many industries to rethink traditional materials and consider the use of modern composite products instead of conventional steel or other metal products. Because of this, other industries are following Fibrelite’s lead and are incorporating composites into their products as they react to changing regulations, strict health and safety policies and becoming more concerned with product maintenance costs. Although fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite can be more expensive than traditional materials such as aluminum, steel and concrete, composites are becoming more favorable where corrosion resistance, safety, thermal conductivity and other performance essentials are critical to a specific application.

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Fibrelite Exhibition Tour – 2016
8th - 12th February 2016
IDEA-Campus Energy
Austin, Texas
PEIMF AGM & “Working Together”
17th March 2016
Roadshows 2016
Cottons Hotel, Knutsford, Manchester
Roadshows 2016
10th - 12th May 2016
Corrimex, Bydgoszcz Fair and Exhibition Centre
PEIMF AGM & “Working Together”
11th May 2016
Roadshows 2016
Radstone Hotel, Scotland
Roadshows 2016
17th - 18th May 2016
Utility Week Live
NEC, Birmingham
Roadshows 2016
14th - 16th June 2016
Stuttgart, Germany
NACS PEI Exhibition
20th - 23th June 2016
IDEA-District Energy
St. Paul, Minnesota
9th September 2016
Roadshows 2016
The Westpount Centre, Exeter
Roadshows 2016
13th October 2016
Roadshows 2016
The Sketchley Grange Hotel, Leicester
Roadshows 2016
18th - 21st October 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
PEIMF AGM & “Working Together”
19th November 2016
Roadshows 2016
Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield
Roadshows 2016
24th November 2016
APEA Live 2016
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
PEIMF AGM & “Working Together”
PEI-NACS Show 2015 Success - New Products Revealed
The 2015 PEI-NACS show was a complete success! Your support on social media channels and at the booth was noticed by our employees, competitors, vendors and the media. This type of engagement means everything, and we thank all of you.

An engineered, all-composite, completely integrated, multiport fill sump system... for unparalleled water intrusion protection and performance longevity

We’re revolutionizing multi-port spill containment by introducing multi-port into our lightweight composite covers, allowing for vapour recovery, whilst maintaining our industry leading strength to weight ratio.

  • Composite Design – No Corrosion
  • Easy Access, Watertight Sump Inspection Port
  • Replaceable, Double Wall Spill Containment
  • Easy Access to Overfill Prevention Valves

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    PEI-NACS Show 2015 Success - New Products Revealed

  • NEW Fibrelite Loop Sump
  • NEW Fibrelite Composite Multiport
  • Fibrelite Exhibition Tour – 2015

    Fibrelite products were under the spotlight at a range of events in 2015. Products were demonstrated and the public got hands on with our lightweight, easy-lift access covers. 2015 was a great year and we look forward to touring again in 2016.


    12 - 14th October 2015
    NACS Show
    Booth: 6236, Las Vegas Convention Center
    NACS Show 2015
    5th November 2015
    APEA Conference & Exhibition
    Ricoh Arena, Coventry
    APEA Conference & Exhibition
    3rd December 2015
    PEIMF AGM & “Working Together”
    The Bescot Stadium, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 4SA
    PEIMF AGM & “Working Together”
    New US Product Development

    Best-in-class Fibrelite fiberglass sumps are now manufactured in our state-of-the-art OPW Retail Fueling facility in Smithfield, North Carolina.

    All new orders for fiberglass sumps with OPW loop system will therefore now be fulfilled with the Fibrelite Loop System Sump in order to provide the best possible product.

    For more information, please contact your OPW District Manager or Customer Service on 1-800-422-2525.

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    New US Product Development
    Hi-Tech Composite Covers for Hi-Tech Cloud-Computing Facilities
    The rapid growth of content-heavy mobile applications and cloud-computing means that the demand for efficient and secure computer hardware to store data is growing exponentially every year.

    As a result, dedicated data centres to house the legions of networked computers required to keep this online world turning are being built in almost every corner of the world. And Fibrelite composite covers are in the midst of this hi-tech building boom.

    Data Centre Requirements – Easy Access at all Times

    David Holmes, Technical Director at Fibrelite, explained: “Cloud storage facilities require miles and miles of fibre-optic cabling which is installed in protective but readily-accessible concrete trenches so that impaired sections can be swiftly replaced – or more cables added, as storage companies are incorporating extension plans into their new-builds.

    “Then, in order to maintain optimum hardware performance, each server room requires additional electrical power and battery backup systems to operate vital environmental and mechanical controls such as continuous cooling, fire and security alarms. These too require their own cabling in their own identifiable, readily-accessible trench.

    So taking all this into account, it’s no surprise that designers are specifying from the outset lightweight composite trench covers which can be quickly and easily removed by hand.”
Data Centre Requirements – Easy Access at all Times
    Hi-Tech Composite Products for Hi-Tech Computer Facilities
    Fit-and-Forget: The Maintenance-Free; Custom-Made and Coloured-Coded Option!

    Fibrelite composite trench covers are available in a range of sizes and load ratings. Designed to be a “fit-and-forget” product, they are maintenance-free, lightweight, durable and very strong as a matter of course. Custom-made solutions are available on request and covers can also be moulded in virtually any colour or colour-combination to incorporate logos; branding or even to identify the specific service that can be accessed via a particular cover.

    To read more about our trench cover solutions click here. To find out how composite access covers can resolve many other specific onsite problems click here to view our case studies.

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    Fibrelite, Breakthrough Product

    We are delighted to announce that Processing Magazine has named Fibrelite FRP composite manhole covers a Breakthrough Product for 2014: Click here to see the article

    Recognized for 30 years as industry standard in the petroleum sector, composite access covers are a new solution to the processing industry. Being lightweight, Fibrelite covers can be easily and safely handled by operators. They are also corrosion-free and water and odour tight. And bespoke covers can be developed with inspection ports for sampling.

    “What always strikes the editors in working on the December issue is how many of the companies are from the manufacturing heartlands and have been supplying equipment and instrumentation to the processing industries for many, many decades,” says Processing Editorial Director Kevin Parker. “These companies tend to be very engineering focused and are constantly called upon to supply their solutions in novel configurations and settings, while keeping pace with a host of new computing and software developments. Their ingenuity and innovation in doing so delivers results for their clients and deserves recognition.”

    NACS Exhibition Interviews
    OPW President David Crouse Interview
    OPW President David Crouse was interviewed at the 2014 PEI NACs exhibition in Las Vegas. He told Petrol Plaza just how successful the last year had been for OPW following the purchase of KPS and Fibrelite; acquisitions which have enabled OPW to offer customers a complete retail petroleum infrastructure package including composite covers.

    Jim Goodman Interview
    Jim Goodman demonstrated the water-tight seal integral to Fibrelite composite covers for Keith Reid, editor of Fuel Marketer News, at the 2014 FMN NACS exhibition. As Jim explains water intrusion is one of the biggest problems for petrol forecourt retailers and Fibrelite access covers with an integrated silicone gasket are an ideal solution – particularly as they don’t require any bolts

    Bob Ames Interview
    Bob Ames of OPW Retail Fuelling demonstrated the brand new 68EZR mechanical safety break to Keith Reid, editor of Fuel Marketer News, at the 2014 FMN NACS exhibition. As Bob explains the safety break is one of the easiest to reconnect and comes with both written and visual instructions.

    US Water World TV News Interview with Fibrelite
    Fibrelite’s Jim Goodman was interviewed by Water World TV News at WEFTEC in New Orleans. Jim not only demonstrated just how easy it was to lift a 24” diameter manhole cover but also discussed the many benefits of choosing a Fibrelite composite cover over traditional metal covers - not least the non-corrosive and lighter-weight properties of fiberglass.

    NACS Show 2014 Aims to Win Big
    The 2014 NACS Show will wager on Las Vegas to attract more attendees than ever to the Las Vegas Convention Center as it plays host to petroleum industry insiders October 8-10. This annual exhibition brings together an assortment of fuel retailing and convenience professionals from around the globe – including major oil companies. With more than 390,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,000 exhibitors, there will be lots of learning, networking, buying and selling. This is one show you don’t want to miss!

    If you will be attending this year’s show, stop by OPW’s booth #5938. This is a great opportunity to experience many of the products featured inside the One Voice Blog.
    • NEW Fibrelite Covers and Tank Sumps
    • NEW 68EZR Reconnectable BreakawayPhoto of Vegas Strip
    • NEW Decommissioning Kits (PDF)
    • NEW CNG In-Line & Vent Line Breakaways
    • NEW Integra 100 Tank Gauge
    • PDQ Vehicle Wash Systems
    NACS 2014
    OPW Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Liquip
    Acquisition expands OPW’s market reach and product breadth

    Cincinnati, OH, August 11, 2014 - OPW, a global leader in fluid-handling solutions and a business unit within Dover’s (NYSE: DOV) Fluids segment, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Liquip International headquartered in Smithfield, NSW, Australia. Liquip is a leading Australian designer and manufacturer of bulk liquid handling and storage solutions in the petroleum, aviation, and chemical markets.

    David Crouse, President of OPW commented, “The acquisition of Liquip is another important step in the global growth strategy of OPW. Liquip significantly strengthens OPW’s fluid handling position in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific. By combining our products, we create a truly best in class product portfolio meeting the unique requirements of our chemical and industrial and tank truck customers.”

    Liquip expects to generate revenue of approximately USD $40 million in 2014. The transaction is subject to certain customary and other closing conditions, and is expected to close in the third quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
    About OPW:
    OPW is a global leader in fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW designs and manufactures retail service station equipment, CNG, Hydrogen, and LPG nozzles and accessories, electronic tank gauge systems, fleet fuel control systems, car wash systems, loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, and rail car valves and equipment. OPW has 1,650 employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales offices around the world.

    About Liquip:
    Liquip is a leading provider of innovative fluid handling solutions, such as market leading API bottom loading couplers, loading arms, tank truck valves and fittings, electronic measurement systems for tank trucks, fuel filtration systems, and aviation fueling components and services.

    Keith Moye
    Vice President – Global Marketing
    (513) 870-3305
    Fibrelite Launch the Industry’s First FRP Above Ground Fill Sump Range
    Fibrelite has achieved another industry “first” by developing a brand new FRP above ground fill sump range. Through collaboration with a global major oil company, the first retro-fit model was designed to replace existing concrete sumps and connect to existing underground pipework. The first installation has been completed by Kwong Ngee Engineering PTE Ltd in Singapore.

    The S22SH-2-AGF model is designed to contain up to seven remote fill lines and one vapour recovery stage VR1b. The highly innovative design provides secondary containment and the upper spill tray can contain up to 83 litres of discharged fuel. On this site, the lower sump and the spill tray were supplied as solid components, so the holes could be drilled on site to fit the configuration of the existing underground pipework.

    The system includes an earth cable kit to ground the system and the watertight hinged double doors provide secure easy access to the fill points for the tanker driver. Fibrelite will be expanding this new range of products in the coming months.

    Coupled with Fibrelite’s fuel resistant Viton entry boots this presents a great environmental solution and a major health and safety step forward.
    Above Ground Fill Sump Range- S22SH-2-AGFAbove Ground Fill Sump Range - S22SH-2-AGF
    A New Range of 1.2m Octagonal Tank Access Chamber Systems
    The new eight sided chamber has large flat walls to accommodate 8 entry/exit angles for pipework and conduit. The corbel riser is chemically bonded to the chamber to create a liquid tight joint. The system provides easy methods of height adjustment to grade level and can accommodate fall levels.

    The system can be supplied with a non-structural internal lid or a watertight structural platform. Lids can be produced to accommodate sealed manual dipstick ports. The system is supplied complete with a Fibrelite FL90 900mm diameter watertight flat sealed cover. Both C250 and D400 load ratings are available. Covers can be supplied colour coded to the fuel grade and can be supplied with locks.

    The S12SQ model is ideal for retro-fitting to existing tanks with a 1m square tank upstand.
    Fibrelite Featured in PetrolPlaza
    1.2m (48") eight sided chamber, corbel, internal lid or watertight platform, adjustable skirt, 900mm (36") diameter cover and frame. Base available as a round or square tank flange interface or solid.

    1.2m (48") eight sided chamber, corbel, internal lid, adjustable skirt, 900mm (36") diameter cover and frame. Base available as a round or square tank flange interface or solid.
    Non-structural Lid

    Round Tank Flange

    Square Tank Flange

    Solid Base Sump
    1.2m (48") eight sided chamber, corbel, internal watertight platform, adjustable skirt, 900mm (36") diameter cover and frame. Base available as a round or square tank flange interface or solid.
    Watertight Platform
    Round Tank Flange

    Square Tank Flange

    Solid Base Sump
    Check Out Fibrelite’s Exhibition Programme for 2014
    13-15 May 2014
    Petrol Station
    Warsaw, Poland
    Petrol Station
    3-5 June 2014
    UNITI, Hall 6
    Stuttgart, Germany
    UNITI, Hall 6
    7-10 October 2014
    NACS PEI Exhibition
    Las Vegas, United States
    NACS PEI Exhibition
    23-25 October 2014
    Mockba, Russia
    Fibrelite Featured in PetrolPlaza
    Fibrelite has manufactured their largest tank sump to date (1.7m dia.) to encapsulate the double manway lid configuration on storage tanks manufactured by CGH Nordic.

    Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and 25 ton rated GRP composite covers are being installed in both Norway and Finland.

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