OPW has developed a new range of Fibrelite GRP below-ground, remote-fill systems, after BP approached it to provide a simple-fill solution for its more compact UK sites.
Due to site layout constraints, BP required a below-ground remote fill with opposing pipe exit positions to ensure consistent fill layouts for tanker deliveries and to simplify the installation.
To satisfy BP’s requirements, OPW developed its existing range of Fibrelite systems to incorporate a sump and offset corbel with alternate pipe exit positions. The new sump and corbel utilised some items from the existing product range to deliver a unique but cost-effective solution. This new product was made available in line with the start of the new construction programme.
The new systems are factory fitted with dual contained KPS pipework for the fills and single wall for the stage 1 vapour line. Systems are fabricated in accordance with the supplied fuels layout drawing. Pipework is terminated above a secondary contained spill container with BP specified fill caps/adaptors and vapour recovery unit.
The system is supplied ready to go with the earth bonding pre-fitted. The pipe contractor simply makes a fusion weld connection to the pipe tails on the outside of the sump.