OPW is conducting a voluntary recall of certain gas station hose swivel connectors. The recall includes the popular models series 241, 36 and 20 of swivel connectors, which are installed between the nozzle and hose of gas station pumps t..
Your dispenser's hanging hardware could be malfunctioning in a way as unnoticeable as dangerous. There is a simple test that can reveal the real condition of your hoses, fittings and nozzle. Make sure the dispenser is out of service prio..
Replacing fuel filters is a fairly simple activity, but as everything involving work around your dispensers and flammable materials it needs to be done with very specific safety rules. Following is a video produced by the Petroleum Equip..
Liquid fuel is delivered to vehicles either through a self-contained pump or through a dispenser. These days, the term is used indistinctly but the two are very different devices. While no differences are detectable at first glance as to wheth..
This is the continuation of our last blog post Phase Separation in Ethanol Gasoline: The Hidden Killer in your Gas Station where we addressed phase separation and how to detect it. This time we will show you how contaminated E10 gasolin..
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The use of ethanol as a fuel in the United States has significantly increased over the past decade. Today, greater than 80% of all retail gas stations in the US blend gasoline with up to 10% ethanol (E10). One of the main concerns in the..
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed the Clean Air Act, it required that service stations adopt Stage II vapor recovery systems. Such systems are intended to capture gasoline emissions created when automobiles a..
Northern weather conditions cause problems for UST owners/operators. Winter weather can be the cause of unique circumstances for facilities in northern states that facilities in other states do not experience. Proper maintenance now is impor..
Everyone knows that the oil/fuel filters on your car or truck should be changed regularly. You do this because you want your vehicle to last longer and continue to operate properly. The same goes for the filters in your fuel dispensers. Filters are..
A leaking hose may damage customer relations, hurt “curbside appeal” and result in expensive environmental cleanup. To keep your customers happy, and to protect your assets, you should identify and correct hose problems before any custom..
A dreaded event for anyone who owns a gas station is to have on any given day a number of complains from customers stating your gasoline has damaged their cars, the result of water in your Underground Storage Tanks (UST..
The OPW 68EZR is the latest Re-connectable Breakaway from OPW and it is the successor of the widely known 66REC. In this video produced by OPW, the process to properly lubricate and reconnect the 68EZR is shown as well as some basic safety guid..
This time we show you how to replace a gasoline nozzle with the Husky 10S, which is a pressure activated, automatic shut-off nozzle for full-service and self-service stations. Remember to always follow the safety rules of your gas station and ..
As with any technical job, having the right tools makes all the difference. It is true that changing hanging hardware parts like nozzles, hoses and breakaways are a fairly straightforward task, if done with improvised items can tak..
The first step in the supply and operation of a gas station is delivering the product on site and transferring it to the (typically) underground storage tanks (UST as it is commonly known). This is a process that involves rules and devices in ..
Among the things that you can get done fairly quickly is changing your hanging hardware. This time we show you the process for changing a Husky Safe-T-Break breakaway.
If you own a Gas Station/Convenience store or you service one, chances are you might already heard about EMV. And if that is the case, you might be wondering what is all that about. In this post I will talk about the current state of the payme..
Stage II vapor recovery systems have been part of many gas dispensing facilities in the US. These systems are aimed at minimizing the amount of volatile components emitted to the atmosphere while fueling vehicles. Such systems are added ..
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