PERKO announces the addition of Alfmeier valves
April 21, 2009 9:46 am
New EPA regulations limit the amount of harmful vapors that can be released into the atmosphere by boats with built-in fuel storage. To help builders meet these new requirements, Perko expanded its line to include Delphi marine evaporative emission canisters and has now added a line of specialized fuel system valves.
The new EPA regulations require boatbuilders to install carbon canisters in a way that will prevent raw fuel from entering them. According to George Bellwoar, vice president of sales & marketing for Perko, "Alfmeier has been manufacturing specialized fuel system valves for some of the world's most prestigious automobile manufacturers for over 30 years. The design and construction of their valves has been proven safe and reliable in millions of cars and trucks worldwide."
"We have been working with Alfmeier to develop ways to easily install these valves in marine fuel tanks and added these products to our line so boatbuilders can select all of the specialized components they need to meet the new regulations from their traditional source for fills," said Bellwoar. "Plus, Alfmeier manufactures all of the valves we are using in marine fuel systems in America, which supports our company philosophy."
Markus Farrenkopf, president of Alfmeier, indicates that "Alfmeier is proud to partner with Perko to bring proven automotive technology to marine fuel tank systems. We look forward to working with Perko to utilize existing and new products that exceed regulatory requirements, provide improved fuel system performance and protect the environment for us all."
Since 1936, Perko has been manufacturing state-of-the-art fuel system components for boat owners and builders worldwide. The company offers a wide range of carbon canisters, fuel system valves, fills, vents and caps. Perko has set up the website www.perkofuelsystems.com to educate visitors about the federal regulations and its new fuel system products.