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OPW products helping to make oilfield operations safer for workers, environment

With oilfield activity booming across North America, officials at OPW Fluid Transfer Group (OPWFTG), a Dover Company, are emphasizing that the company's rail and tank truck fluid handling products, as well as its dry disconnect products are helping to provide optimum safety and environmental protection at shale oil and gas drilling sites.

“E&P companies are placing significant emphasis on personnel safety and environmental protection at their shale drilling sites,” says OPWFTG President Tim Warning. “Our fluid handling products and company mantra, Zero Harm - Safeguarding People and the Environment resonates with these folks because we help them achieve these goals. These wells require a significant number of temporary hoses, and each hose has to be connected and disconnected repeatedly. Our dry disconnect products help operators reduce on-site human error and virtually eliminate any kind of liquid discharge during this connection/disconnection process.”

OPWFTG offers a wide range of dry disconnect solutions through its OPW Engineered Systems and Hiltap brand offerings.

“In addition to dry disconnect products, we have also seen substantial increased interest for our rail car, tank truck and loading arm products,” Warning adds. “With the rapid pace of drilling oil, production is outstripping existing pipeline take-away capacity so shippers are turning to crude-by-rail and crude-by-truck to get their oil to market quickly. Our API adaptors and couplers, manifold systems, rail manholes, bottom outlet valves, and emergency vents and valves ensure that they can safely and efficiently load, transport and unload their shale oil. Shippers appreciate the fast, flexible, speed-to-market benefits truck and rail offer them.”

To learn more about OPWFTG and its product offering in the shale oil and gas industry, please visit

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