We take great pride in the petroleum services we provide as we’ve been providing our partners since 1962 with expert advise. Yes, we design fueling facilities for commercial, industrial, retail & private sectors. We handle each project differently as no fueling facility is ever the same. We design & provide consulting to Mechanical Engineering firms for fuel piping systems as many are usually for critical power systems.
Superior Equipment was invited to a walk-through to provide a proposal to design, procure & construct a lubrication service facility. Therefore, we went to the site to get extremely important details:
Planned location of the tank farm
Length of the building, to provide the pipe runs we’ll need per oil to run to each bay
Desired flow rate (gallons per minute) to decided on size of pump & meters
Inside pipe diameter (pressure loss psi), size & diameter of gate valves, globe valves, angle valvs, 45 deg elbow, 90 deg elbow, 180 close ret, tee thru run, tee thru branch
Hose length from lube / oil bracket (25’, 50’)
Oils planned for facility (each has different temperatures)
Procurement & Manufacturer Specifications
We examine every aspect to confirm the flow rate is going to work & justify to our internal team before presenting our idea to the engineering crews we are providing our consulting services. We then find the correct Our partners come to Superior because we treat their project as if it were our own facility, we take ownership of our design and craftsmanship. Due to the importance of providing extremely well rounded technicians for all petroleum services we offer, Superior is responsible for supporting our technicians with the correct tools to design & procure a project or service call. Each manufacturer requires each technician to receive re-certifications on their equipment. A few of the main manufacturers are Gilbarco Veeder-Root; (Gasboy), Graco, Dover Fueling Solutions (OPW, Wayne Dispensers), Verifone, etc.
Superior Equipment chose Graco’s Pulse because it the powerhouse for fluid management systems for service / maintenance facilities offering;
Wire free offering convenient & cost effective installation & operation
Accurate & reliable fluid dispense accountability
Customized reporting tools shared across the company; Accounting, Fuel Desk, Service, etc.
Scalability - client wants to extend their footprint, Graco is more than capable
Simplicity - Fluids are tracked & recorded instantly & automatically, so technicians can spend more time in the service bay provide exceptional service to your clients
Pump size required for the amount of service bays & length of the pipe runs
Pump outlet piping
Vertical lift (how high will pump have to push fluid above pump)
Pump inlet piping: (shortest run)
Direct from the blueprints or CAD drawings, specific equipment chosen for the project, lists from procurement directly to the field - Construction. This is the best part of the process, this is where digital & handwritten concepts become reality. Because of our dedication to providing each technician with the correct certifications, we are now able to provide a well certified project with safety conscious technicians prepared with the right tools to complete a successful project. We also provide installation for existing & new locations.
At the beginning there was design, then procurement & now we build! All of the experience we’ve put into creating the site plans, the formulas we’ve followed & all of the best studies we’ve collaborated on is coming to the final chapter. The equipment has been ordered, loaded into the trailers & ready to mobilize to the job-site. Some of our sub-contractors have already been there excavating, paving or even laying new explosion proof conduits. Our Project Manager and Construction Superintendent has been on site managing the progress & making sure the subs do as their scope is written.
Tool box safety meetings, daily logs & job-site analysis are completed daily from the moment the project starts when Superior steps foot onto the construction site. Everyday, we make sure our crews are following our scope of work & confirming we are meeting or beating our man-hours we proposed to do each that particular project. The petroleum industry doesn’t have a cookie cutter site plan that is identical to the other, there is always something different in the ground from one (1) location to the other that will ultimately affect the entire project, even when we aren’t going underground.
We encourage our 'in-house’ photographer to see the team in action as it helps explains the store of where it all began & he will be able to provide these pictures to many of the educational curriculum we have been creating in house for tech schools through out the United States.
We take great pride in everything our design, procurement, construction, compliance & equipment services.