The oil company, OPW’s Spanish distributor, and OPW, have a long-standing relationship, developed over many years of working with Fibrelite and KPS products. Following the recommendation of their Portuguese branch, our Spanish distributor was approached for a solution.
After considering site requirements, Fibrelite S2-360 OFD BPP K2 sumps were specified. These arrive at site preassembled, installation as simple as attaching the two fill lines to those emerging from the sump, without the need for frames or supports. It’s also a more compact system than previously installed, each sump containing two fill lines or one fill and one vapour recovery line. This increases speed of fuel delivery as there are only half the number of covers to remove, each one topped by a lightweight Fibrelite composite cover enabling fast safe removal. Fibrelite covers also provide a safe walking surface for station users due to their unique anti-skid tread pattern and are made from an inert composite material which will not corrode with exposure to fuel or water.
These factors combine to result in a huge reduction in installation time while eliminating the risk of leakage due to incorrect installation or corrosion.
For piping, KPS was chosen to further simplify installation. 125/110mm conductive piping was used for fill lines and 63mm conductive for suction, vapour recovery and vent lines. Designed for easy installation, KPS’ compact fittings require the minimum welding time possible. In fact, KPS double wall fittings require less welds than any other system available. KPS piping can be trusted to perform year after year, with approvals from DIBT Germany, EN 14125, ATEX 137 and EN 13463-1 as well as a number of other country and fuel specific standards (KPS certifications and approvals).
For this site, it was decided to use a full range of Fibrelite and KPS products to simplify supply, control lead times and ensure quality and traceability. All products were supplied by an experienced local distributor whose stock comes directly from OPW’s manufacturing facilities (all OPW products are manufactured at OPW facilities to ensure quality and enable quick design-to-delivery capabilities). This site used Fibrelite tank sumps, remote full sumps, dispenser sumps and covers (all Fibrelite sumps are vacuum tested before leaving the factory).