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Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2010/01/27 - Fuel management specialist Fueltek has released an updated version of Tank Watch, a system that allows managers to have a more accurate picture of fuel stocks. All transport operators are under increasing pressure to manage fuel resources.
Fuel management specialist Fueltek has released an updated version of Tank Watch, a system that allows managers to have a more accurate picture of fuel stocks. All transport operators are under increasing pressure to manage fuel resources more efficiently as fuel prices rise again. Tank Watch provides managers with accurate information on current stock, available tank capacity (ullage) and deliveries, making it easy to assess any problem areas.
Accurate to 0.3 percent and with automatic compensation for temperature, Tank Watch is a major contribution to better fuel management. “Most of our fuel management systems manage and monitor fuel dispensing, but Tank Watch specifically monitors the bulk tank contents, rate of extraction and accuracy of deliveries,” explained Fueltek managing director Martin Devine. “A permissible variation on fuel delivery of plus or minus one percent should balance out over time, but Tank Watch will quickly identify any pattern of repeated under delivery.”
An audible and visible alarm is given if the system detects an abnormal or dangerous condition, such as low fuel stock or danger of over filling. This low stock alarm links to the fuel management software and will send an e-mail alert to the manager’s PC or post a text message reminder to a mobile phone. If unaccountable reductions in tank contents are recorded, this may indicate tank leakage and the system will provide an early warning.
With a heavy duty enclosure and a bright display, that is easy to read in daylight, Tank Watch is built for use in harsh industrial environments. Tank measurement is by a high accuracy pressure sensor that is individually calibrated to take account of tank geometry. Systems can be specified for new installations but are also easily retro fitted to existing tanks and tank farms.
Tank Watch can be used in its own right to manage fuel stocks or it can interface with other Fueltek fuel management systems (fueltek.co.uk) that monitor pump throughput and stop unauthorised use of fuel. In either mode, Tank Watch provides a powerful reporting and management tool. For management and reporting purposes the software is user friendly and can provide information to the manager’s PC via LAN/WAN, Internet, GPRS or hardwired link.
Fueltek Ltd, Unit D, Lang Court, Nuttalls Way, Blackburn, Lancashire. BB1 2JT, UK