JARCO launches NexGen propane bobtail designed for longer life
Jun 1, 2012 12:00 PM
JARCO, a Polar company, announced its new NexGen propane bobtail, featuring a powder-coated barrel,designed to deliver up to three times the life of traditional paint, and stainless steel piping to eliminate corrosion.
“The JARCO NexGen bobtail responds to an ongoing industry call for barrels, piping, and other components that can withstand longer duty cycles and more demanding operating environments,” says Mike Evans, president, Polar Service Centers. “In most cases, NexGen eliminates refurbishment and repainting every three to five years, a key benefit for image-conscious and cost-conscious propane distribution fleets.”
JARCO's powder coating is warranted for five years and will not wear when exposed to grime, chemical deicers, or wash solutions. The barrel's steel surface is grit-blasted and washed with phosphate to ensure that the powder-coat adheres, seals, and cures thoroughly. The resulting finish is up to 6 mils (0.006 inch) thick, which limits nicks to the point of impact and allows for easy repairs.
For further corrosion resistance, the JARCO NexGen bobtail has all-stainless piping as standard and stainless or aluminum decking/fenders as options. The modular fender and decking construction allows for easy service and lower repair costs.
Like all JARCO bobtails, NexGen units have all-welded liquid piping; a BASE Engineering radio remote-controlled shut-down system; recessed float-gauge flange and relief valve couplings; and components from Fisher, Rego, Blackmer, Corken, Liquid Controls, Neptune, Betts, and other leading suppliers.
The JARCO NexGen bobtail is available immediately through JARCO and Polar Service Center locations. Polar Service Centers provide JARCO owners with parts and service support through a national network of 30 locations, as well as tank swaps and an inventory of stock units, chassis, and barrels. For a complete list of Polar Service Center locations, visit www.polartank.com.
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