OPW has installed a fuel piping solution specifically adapted to the needs of Costco’s petrol filling station.
With a distance of 10 metres between pump islands, if the installer had used traditional 5.8m piping, a welding socket in the middle would have been required, adding cost and time to the install.
At the installer’s request, OPW manufactured and supplied 10m lengths of 75/63mm KPS piping to run between the dispensers instead of the standard 5.8m lengths, allowing a faster more efficient installation (KPS pipe is also available in coils).
Where connections are required, compact KPS fittings weld both walls of a double wall pipe simultaneously, again reducing installation time. Conductive double wall piping ensures safety in the eventuality of sparks or leaks.
OPW 10 series emergency shut-off valves were installed on fuel supply lines beneath dispensers at grade level to minimise hazards associated with collision or fire at the dispenser.
If the dispenser is pulled over or dislodged by collision, the top of the valve breaks off at the integral shear groove, activating poppets and shutting off the flow of fuel.
Costco is now rolling out KPS piping and OPW shear valves as standard across all its sites.
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