OPW Introduces New FibreTite Tank Sump

By OPW | Mar 29, 2018

Watertight solution engineered to meet all of the EPA’s new 2018 UST regulations

Smithfield, NC, March 29, 2018 OPW, a Dover company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is proud to introduce its all-new FibreTite Tank Sump, the most watertight tank sump on the market. From the collaborative engineering labs of FlexWorks and Fibrelite, OPW has made the best even better.

OPW FibreTiteIn addition to being the newest member of the FibreTite family of sumps, the most watertight sumps on the planet, the FibreTite Tank Sump has been designed to meet all of the EPA’s new 2018 UST regulations, which go into full effect on Oct. 13.

“Our goal is to ensure that our customers’ sites are watertight and are in compliance with the EPA’s new regulations when the deadline arrives on October 13,” said Ed Kammerer, Director of Global Product Management. “This solution accomplishes both and is an integral part of our Watertight Wonders product line.”

The FibreTite Tank Sump functions as a liquid-tight isolation container and provides secondary containment for tank fittings, valves and pumps, as well as FlexWorks and fiberglass pipe fittings. This watertight wonder provides surface access to the tank itself, while creating a clean and dry environment for future service and maintenance. Additionally, the height-adjustable top hat accommodates different bury depths.

This innovation represents the only sump manufactured using superior Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology. The RTM process utilizes a two-sided mold to ensure consistent wall thickness and exceptionally smooth wall surfaces, inside and out, for an ultra-tight entry-fitting sealing surface. 

“We’re dedicated to elevating environmental protection to new levels, radically eliminating water intrusion, increasing the efficiency of product installation and enhancing customer profitability,” added Kammerer. “This collaboration between FlexWorks and Fibrelite is just another example of how we’re defining what’s next in retail fueling.”

For more information on the FibreTite Tank Sump, please visit opwglobal.com/fibretite-sump.

About OPW
For 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid-handling and car-wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes aboveground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor-recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank-truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car-wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at opwglobal.com.