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Pelican Is Part of Our Community

Pelican Houston hosted our Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament on the beautiful Island Course at The Clubs of Kingwood on May 5, 2022. This fun event shows our customers how much we appreciate their business and value our relationships. As in our past tournaments, extra activities were available at many of the tee boxes such as team photos, the longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, and a spinning wheel game that tested each participant’s luck - or lack thereof. The tournament was great fun and new for this year, attendees made a significant contribution to heart health education and heart disease prevention by donating to the American Heart Association.

This year, the tournament featured a charitable aspect benefitting The American Heart Association (AHA). Participants could purchase hole sponsorships and give donations in various ways which were met with in-kind contributions by Pelican to the Houston Heart Walk benefitting the American Heart Association. Donations and sponsorships up to $5k were matched by Pelican dollar-for-dollar. At the close of the tournament, a total donation of over $11k was presented to local representatives of The American Heart Association, Karla Hoskin Vice President of the Heart Challenge, and Morgan Faiella Corporate Development Director. The AHA provides education and community support to fight heart disease and stroke, saving and improving lives.

Among our many sponsors who staffed tents on the golf course, the American Heart Association had a CPR Education Booth complete with live demonstration and instruction in hands-only CPR. The Houston Heart Challenge has a goal of training 1,000,000 people in hands-only CPR by 2024 and we are thrilled to be a part of meeting that goal. If you are interested in learning more about Hands-Only CPR, there are courses, downloads, and other resources hosted online by AHA.

The catalyst for including a fundraiser with the golf tournament is Tate Chapman, son of Pelican Houston President Tommy Chapman, who was born with a heart defect and had open-heart surgery at only seven days old. Following additional surgeries early in his life, Tate is now a healthy teen living a full academic and social life including participation in team sports. Tate makes time to give back to the AHA by serving as a Heart Ambassador to help educate the community on the life-saving research The American Heart Association provides. We are so glad Tate attended the tournament to present the donation check to the American Heart Association!

See for yourself in this short video how our Pelican staff and customers enjoyed a truly fun day and helped make a significant contribution to heart health education and heart disease prevention. Everyone here at Pelican is grateful for the fantastic turnout and total donation to the American Heart Association and through them our community at large. #Partofit #Partofourcommunity

How to order Hose Assemblies

We don’t know who originally created the following helpful way to remember all the vital information necessary to order a hose assembly right the first time - and every time - but we appreciate their idea and share it here because it works.
The information provided to the hose supplier must include specific data to build, test, and deliver a suitable and safe hose assembly.
STAMPED is the industry-standard acrostic, or mnemonic device, used for remembering all necessary parameters for a complete and appropriate hose assembly for any application. Each letter of the word “STAMPED” is a reminder to include the detail that starts with each letter of the word:

Using this method ensures you don’t start the order and then realize important data is missing, or worse, think these parameters aren’t necessary and any hose assembly will work. Place your hose orders using your unique STAMPED details or call the Customer Service Team and they can help guide you through the STAMPED process. 
If you can remember STAMPED, then you are on your way to determining and communicating the details needed to build and deliver the right hose assembly for the job at hand.

 

Pelican Remote Control Cable

The new Pelican Remote Control Cable is more secure during transport and more flexible during installation and operation due to a recent redesign by the Pelican engineering team. The new design Remote Control Cable can be installed vertically or horizontally on the tank frame using L-Brackets via welding or with M10 bolts and remotely operates the 1-inch, 1.5-inch, or 2-inch valve installed at the top of the container inside the spill box.
Because of its unique two-way design, the handle can either push or pull to open the valve. In the default position, pushing the handle will open the valve, and pulling the handle will close the valve. Customized installation can reverse these open and close positions as needed by seating the handle in the upward position before completing the installation on the tank. If the handle is reversed at installation, corresponding OPEN and CLOSED indicator plates are included with the assembly to make operation clear and avoid confusion.
Calibrated adjustments can be made at the bracket to fine-tune the cable tension needed to open or close the valve. The two bolts on the bracket can be set in the position best suited for each tank or for different operating conditions.
To operate the handle, a technician must first pull out the plunger to release the handle. This plunger outperforms the competition with a durable design and long-lasting materials. It serves as a default safety device that prevents the handle from being accidentally opened or closed.
This remote-control cable is easier to install and able to be calibrated at either the valve end or at the remote handle end, or both, for complete accuracy. Our engineers also used a new type of cable in the updated remote control cable assembly. The new cable is stronger and more durable for longer life and dependable operation in more harsh environments.
North American customers can contact a Pelican customer service representative for technical details and place an order by phone or on our web-based estore search for Part Number ABV-994040-6M Remote Control Open Type. Global customers can access the Pelican Portal through the global website for detailed information including installation instructions and replacement part ordering information for Part Number 994040-6.

Pelican Achieves Competent Manufacturer Certification

Pelican Houston and Pelican Wuxi achieved ISO9001:2015 accreditation many years ago. European Customers of Pelican BV, especially chemical plants, and large tank operators, expect Pelican BV to also be certified. Though Pelican BV is not a manufacturing site, certification is still a key point as it indicates a company is approved for ADR/RID (European road and rail regulations) including the ISO9001 designation.

For this reason, Pelican BV recently acquired the status of ‘Competent Manufacturer’ which encompasses all-important certifications under one label. This indicates Pelican BV is fully in compliance with ISO9001 as well as ADR RID because our manufacturing companies have passed ISO9001:2015 certification and our parts are ADR/RID certified.


Pelican BV can create and renew ADR/RID certificates without the need to acquire a separate ISO9001:2015 certificate. This Competent Manufacturer certificate can be shown to customers of Pelican BV as proof we comply with ISO9001 and ADR/RID as many large European operators and chemical plants may only do business with suppliers who comply with certification requirements. This certification means that we have full ISO certificates with our manufacturing companies in place and Pelican Worldwide B.V. can apply these certificates in full compliance.


Lloyds of London issued the Competent Manufacturer certification valid to 2024.

How to Choose a Valve Repair Partner

Valves for the liquid tank transportation industry serve multiple, essential roles as the main product portal for tank containers and tank trailers. The valves are often used as the main loading portal, the safety device preventing accidental discharge, and as the offloading mechanism. These valves are one of the most important and valuable tank components. As such, it is vital that these components function properly during all stages for maximum safety and profitability.

Extending the life of your internal and quick clean valves provides significant benefits. Valve repair can both save money and safeguard the environment. Properly operating valves prevent downtime and discourage accidental discharge of hazardous materials, keeping valuable liquid cargo on the move and properly contained. When it’s time for repair or maintenance consider the below guidelines.

Necessary maintenance and repair to liquid tank industry valves can be an opportunity for improvement of your tank quality and functionality. When considering a valve repair partner, there are two non-negotiable requirements: 1) experience with valve rebuild and repair and 2) compatible, quality replacement parts.

Valve Repair should include:

  1. Qualified repair technicians
  2. Reputable shop performing in-house repairs, not subbed to 3rd party
  3. Plan outlining the components to be repaired or replaced
  4. Timeline for a completion date
  5. Upfront cost estimate for repairs 
  6. Prepaid freight costs
  7. Post-repair Testing
  8. Warranty on replacement components or repair work

As a part of every valve repair process, a qualified technician should create a plan outlining necessary component repair or replacement and post-repair testing requirements before work begins. Coordinate with your valve repair team to manage expectations and execute your valve repairs on time and within the agreed budget. Preferably, all repair services and testing should be handled in-house for quicker initial response time and faster turnaround. Services that include prepaid freight, as well as flat-rate pricing prevent surprise charges that quickly add to your initial estimate for repair. Ask if the repair facility can provide new build valves if your valve turns out to be irreparably damaged.

Tank maintenance and valve repair should be a stress-free experience that results in increased fleet confidence and an improved bottom line. The right partner for valve repair is important to keep your fleet on the road and your business moving in a positive direction.

If you are considering a valve repair partner, Pelican Worldwide is ready to work with you.