Heil Unveils Latest Trailer Builds Featuring Civacon's COPS at WPMA

By OPW | Mar 02, 2016
Civacon Cross-Over Prevention System (COPS) eliminates cross drops at fuel stations

KANSAS CITY, MO – March 2, 2016 – Civacon, part of OPW, is proud to announce that Heil Trailer International, Cleveland, TN, unveiled a new truck and trailer at the recent Western Petroleum Marketers Association’s (WPMA) National Convention & Convenience Store Expo in Las Vegas, NV, that featured Civacon's COPS (Cross-Over Prevention System). 

The latest technology in cross-over prevention, Civacon's COPS has been designed to remove human error from the retail-site delivery process and prevent an operator from dropping the incorrect fuel-type into an underground storage tank – a costly andHeil Trailer with Civacon COPS embarrassing mistake for the fuel-delivery company and fuel station. COPS utilizes RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology that communicates to an on-board fluid property sensor to match the fuel type with the proper underground storage tank. Until the system receives a match, the API located on the truck tank and/or pull trailer will lock out the operator and remain locked until it receives a positive reading that the delivery elbow is connected to the proper drop tube. COPS technology removes the possibility of accidental or intentional cross-dumps, and does so with no modification at the rack and minimal additions to the retail site’s storage tank. 

"WPMA was the perfect venue for Heil to feature the COPS technology on its truck and trailer unit,” said Chris Gooding, Director of Sales and Operations for Civacon. "At WPMA, sales representatives could really take the time to explain how easy it is to outfit a truck tank or trailer with COPS. This technology truly prevents the possibility of accidentally mixing gas with diesel, which benefits the fuel-delivery company and the fueling station in several ways."

The Heil truck and trailer on display at WPMA featured a 5,400-gallon standard-duty truck tank with a 7,400-gallon standard-duty petroleum pull trailer. The unit was built to customer specifications and both, the truck tank and pull trailer, were outfitted with the new Civacon COPS equipment. 

For more information on COPS (Cross-Over Prevention System), please visit civacon.com/cops

For more information on Heil Trailer, please visit heiltrailer.com.

About Civacon:
Civacon is part of OPW, a global leader in fully integrated fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling of critical petroleum-derived fluids from the refinery to the commercial and retail points of consumption, including loading systems, rail and transport tank truck equipment, tank gauging equipment and automated fuel management systems, valves and fittings, underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping, fuel dispensing products, including swivels, breakaways, industrial and automatic dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery, gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels, and clean energy fueling nozzles and accessories for LPG, Hydrogen and CNG. OPW also manufactures automated vehicle wash systems. OPW has 1,650+ employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales offices around the world. OPW is an operating company within the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).For more information on OPW, please visit www.opwglobal.com.

About Heil Trailer International: 

Established in 1901, Heil Trailer International, Co. is the leading brand of durable tank trailers and is known for the enduring performance of its products, industry-leading support and solutions-driven customer service. A manufacturer of liquid, dry bulk, stainless steel, cryogenics, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense trailers, Heil Trailer designs its products to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in 85 countries around the globe. Heil Trailer International, Co. is owned by American Industrial Partners, an operationally oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. Heil Trailer International, Co. is headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee. For more information about Heil Trailer, visit www.heiltrailer.com.