Remote Fuel Management

Posted on 25 Mar 2013
It was impossible to know what was being lost to petty or planned theft and also to know what the stock levels were at the end of each month for accounting purposes.  At the end of the year, losses and unaccounted for fuel stood at £5m.

The suppliers were also facing challenges, with last minute requests to make deliveries as well as the other extreme of turning up to fill a tank and there not being enough spare capacity.

 

Metron2 Fuel Management System 

The Metron2 provided the solution

The solar powered Metron2 enabled a simple installation with no need to go to the expense of providing mains power. The in built display made testing very quick and easy and doubled up as the local stock level gauge.

 

GSM Phone Network

The Metron2 uses the GSM mobile phone network and therefore facilitates low cost communications with no need to install expensive and troublesome phone lines.

The hydrostatic level sensor was easily dropped into the tank using existing openings and provided a highly accurate volume reading. The sensor compensated for the changes in air pressure, accommodated different tank sizes and shapes and provided a very robust measurement.

 

Fuel Management System Functionality

This setup transmitted to the server the volume of fuel in the tank as frequently as every ten minutes. This data provided the basis of various management reports as well as automated actions such as the raising of purchase orders, communicating with sites about deliveries and also an anti theft alarm.

The data was interfaced to the fuel suppliers routing & scheduling software, with visibility provided to the client so they knew when deliveries were going to take place and even which vehicle and driver were going to perform them. 

The system interfaced with multiple financial packages to create purchase orders, invoices and audit functionality.

A “days to empty” report provides a quick visual check that tanks aren’t going to run out.

For more information regarding our Fuel Management Systems please contact us direct on +44(0)1827 310 666

 

Benefits of our Fuel Management Systems 

This is a great example of how suppliers and customers can co-operate to create significant efficiency improvements leading to lower costs for both parties.

•       Errors have been found with the invoicing and credits issued (£20k in a single month).

•       Both petty and planned theft has been detected and thieves caught with integration into a 24-hour alarm response centre. An average of two thefts a month have been foiled with a number of arrests.

•       Deliveries are optimised to suit both the fuel supplier and customer reducing logistical costs.

•       Data collection, analysis and management is automated releasing 3 people from manually collecting and allowing the customer to work more strategically with their fuel assets.

•       KPI’s are easily monitored by the customer and the supplier ensuring contractual compliance and increased efficiencies.

 

Contact us today for our Fuel Management Systems

For more advice regarding our Fuel Management Systems please contact us direct today. Call us on +44(0)1827 310 666 or fill in our online enquiry form.  

 

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