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Sidewalk Spill Container

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The Model 3 Sidewalk Spill Container provides an in-ground termination point for fuel oil storage tank fill lines that will contain any oil spilled when disconnecting the delivery fitting. A fill pipe flexible entry boot accomodates several size fill pipes, and provides a waterproof barrier that won't transmit stress due to vehicle traffic, pavement tilt or frost heave to the fill pipe.

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Model 3, Sidewalk Spill Container
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Model 3, Sidewalk Spill Container

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The Preferred Model 2 wall-mounted spill container introduced a new standard in safety, spill prevention, and convenience to the fuel oil industry. Now the same electronics are availalbe in a sidewalk spill container that flush-mounts in any horizontal surface.

Junction Box For Model 2 and Model 3 (1 Tank)

The Preferred Utilities Part Number 190126 is a Junction Box used to interface either the Model 2 or Model 3 Spill Container with a single normally closed “float style” high level switch (HLS or PLS-1.) The 190126 provides the following sequence: Should an Overfill condition occur (“float style” switch contact opens) the 190126 will energize the Remote Overfill Alarm cabinet horn and light. The Overfill alarm may be silenced at the remote alarm panel by depressing the Alarm Silence Push-button (ASPB). If the alarm silence is not depressed, the Overfill Alarm bell will automatically silence after 90 seconds, but the light will stay illuminated until the oil level drops below the high level setting. Once the level of oil drops below the overfill setting the 190126 will de-energize the Remote Overfill Alarm Light.

Note: The 190126 Junction Box does not operate the remote volumetric displays of Model 2 and Model 3 Spill Containers. A Preferred Utilities Tank Gauge must be used in order to use that feature

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The Model 3 Sidewalk Spill Container is constructed of 14 gauge welded steel construction. The cover is made of diamond plate heavy gauge steel and is H-20 truck rated and secured by stainless steel tamper-proof hold down bolts to protect fill lines from damage, vandalism, or theft. A 1/8" gasket seals the enclosure against water, snow, and other contaminants. 2", 3", and 4" fill pipe connections are standard. Other sizes can be special ordered. Any oil spilled is contained within the fill box. Models are available for five and fifteen gallon containment vessels. A hand pump is available to transfer any spilled fuel to the fill pipe.  The Model 3 Sidewalk Spill Container flush-mounts into any horizontal sidewalk or pavement and is held in place with four concrete anchor bolts.

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The Model 3 Sidewalk Spill Container comes with the Overfill Alarm Station features standard.  The spill container interfaces with the Preferred TG-EL Series Tank Gauge to include a high level alarm that alerts the filling operator that the tank is filled to its predetermined capacity.  When an overfill alarm occurs, the alarm bell (or horn) sounds and the alarm light flashes.  The horn is automatically silenced in 90 seconds or instantly silenced when the operator selects the “Alarm Silence” pushbutton.  The alarm automatically resets when liquid level goes below the overfill alarm setpoint.
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Provide and install where shown on the drawings a Preferred Utilities Mfg. Corp., Danbury, CT, Model 3 (15 gallon) Sidewalk Fill Station. The Fill Station is designed for below grade installation with flush mounting on horizontal surfaces.

The Model 3 Sidewalk Fill Station body shall be machined heavy-duty carbon steel with welded body and painted for corrosion resistance. The fill station shall include a gasket-equipped water-tight carbon steel Highway-20-rated cover held down with recessed screw heads. It will also include an integral recessed handle for easy cover removal. The cast steel cover has a Buna-N gasket and recessed head bolts.

Internally mounted in the fill station shall be an audible/visual overfill alarm system for single tank installations to be activated by a Preferred Utilities HLS High Level Switch when used in conjunction with a 190126 junction box or Preferred tank gauge system. The station shall consist of an "Overfill Alarm" light, alarm horn, "Alarm Silence" pushbutton and a digital readout of tank contents in US Gallons. All wiring shall be in Liquid-Tite waterproof flexible conduit.

The alarm light and horn shall be automatically silenced in 90 seconds or instantly silenced when the operator depresses the "Alarm Silence" button. The digital display shall flash during a high level condition.

Provide permanently mounted and prominently displayed inside the Fill Station a durable nameplate displaying the main oil storage tanks inventory capacity in US gallons.

For the fill line connection, include a composite top-seal, tight fill adapter and lockable fill cap. The system shall include a Preferred FA-L caution sign.

The caution sign shall read as follows:

CAUTION WHEN ALARM BELL SOUNDS

OIL TANK FILLED TO CAPACITY

DO NOT OVERFILL.

The Sidewalk Spill Container shall be a Preferred Utilities Mfg Corp., Danbury CT, Model 3.

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