OPW, a Dover company, has consolidated its Asia-Pacific operations into a single business unit called OPW Asia-Pacific. The consolidation includes: OPW Fueling Components, OPW Fluid Transfer Group, KPS Malaysia and China, and Fibrelite Malaysia. OPW provides a variety of safe and efficient fuel handling equipment and management systems including fuel dispensing products for alternative fuels such as clean energy fueling nozzles and accessories for CNG. “The intention of this consolidation is to better leverage the scale of OPW’s growing presence in the region,” stated OPW president, David Crouse. “This enables us to better combine our talented teams to drive continuous improvement across new product development, product management, manufacturing, and supply chain.”
Last February, OPW introduced a new NGVLB Model CNG Vent Line Breakaway, which is a direct upgrade and replacement for OPW’s VLB Vent Line Breakaway. The NGVLB is an in-line breakaway that fits into the vent-side of the CNG fueling hose. The NGVLB’s main operational advantage for the CNG-handler is that it is pressure-balanced to 18,129 psi (1,250 bar), which eliminates nuisance separation due to pressure surges in the CNG dispensing system during the venting sequence of the fueling operation. The NGVLB is designed for use in conjunction with any of OPW’s family of high-pressure Fill Line Breakaways in CNG applications at service pressures up to 3,600 psi (250 bar).