THE latest advanced fuel management systems from UK commercial Fuelling Specialist Cameron Forecourt is now being used to monitor the fuelling of rail vehicles at three sites operated by Arriva TrainCare.
Key depots at Crewe, Cambridge and Tyne Yard can now be monitored in ‘real time’ round-the-clock, throughout the year using Nova fuel management systems and high accuracy Gilbarco Veeder-Root electronic tank gauging installed and commissioned as a turnkey package by Cameron Forecourt.
Rail Vehicles calling at the three depots for fuel each have a unique number which is entered into the system via keypads on the Nova fuel island terminals. Once successfully identified, the system will then allow the authorised fueller to replenish the fuel tanks with gas oil via the pumps.
Information from each fuelling is then fed to the Cameron Forecourt’s twin central servers in Manchester, which can be accessed by authorised managers from any PC, laptop or smartphone using any Internet browser.
The largest facility is based at Crewe where the installation comprises 11 Nova and Eclipse Fuel Management fuel island terminals drawing fuel supplies from four main fuel tanks, each of which is constantly monitored by probes linked to a Veeder-Root TLS 350 electronic gauge. Installations at Cambridge and Tyne Yard feature the same system but with a single fuel island terminal.
High accuracy gauging provides instant information on stock levels, remaining tank capacity and ullage, allowing managers to maintain safe working levels and to arrange replenishment, which is carried out regularly via road tanker deliveries. Fuel drawings monitored by the Eclipse and Nova systems can then be reconciled against fuelling from the tanks.
Explains Cameron Forecourt Sales and Marketing Director Martyn Gent: “Fuelling can take place at any time of day or night. The integrated package allows Arriva TrainCare to keep a constant check on fuel movements, stock levels, and consumption, providing complete and accurate wetstock reconciliation around the clock.”