The Underground Fuel Transfer Evolution Revolution

By OPW | Nov 03, 2016

For nearly 100 years, steel was "how it was done"—steel tanks, steel fuel transfer pipe. Yet, as durable as steel certainly is, over time, steel is subject to corrosion, ground movement stress, line shock, vibration and many other physical forces of nature. Add to the fact that steel fuel transfer piping requires threaded joints, the likelihood of failure increases as these potential leak points are not only subject to nature but also to installer error. To fix this issue, the industry was looking for a better fuel transfer pipe solution and it found one 20 years ago with the partnership between OPW and Arkema. In this Convenience & Carwash Canada article, Ed Kammerer, OPW Director of Global Product Management, discusses the evolution of fuel transfer pipe for the petroleum industry.