UseFUEL Information Provided by Cameron Forecourt
We pride ourselves on providing the best fuelling solutions at all times. Whether you are purchasing a diesel pump for the first time or replacing your fuel management system or simply looking for guidance to operate your fuelling facility in the safest and most efficient way. We can provide clarity on the latest legislation, changes to the industry standards and support you in all our fuelling needs.
Below are our published papers on various topics relative to diesel pumps, diesel contamination, the diesel additive AdBlue and more. We will post a new guidance paper every quarter so ensure you are subscribed to Fuelling Matters to receive the latest information on the fuelling industry.
Tank gauging has gained almost 100% penetration across retail fuel stations resulting in significant improvements in profits, has reduced theft and drastically reduced impact of pollution.
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Fuel Stock Reconciliation
Stock taking is recognised by accountants and stores managers as a safe means of keeping track of stock, it is inconceivable to imagine a modern store not accurately accounting for stock. Stock control is of such importance that businesses even keep strict control over stationary stock, so why do some businesses have such lax control over fuel wet stock?
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Pressure Regulating Valves
The Pressure Regulating Valve; or as it is otherwise known, an Anti-Siphon Valve, has been around for many years and in that time has undoubtedly saved many thousands, if not millions of pounds in fines and clean-up costs. It is such a simple concept that cost effectively reduces the impact of pipework leakage or leakage from damage to fuel dispensing pumps from over pressurisation. Sadly, and inexplicably it is not installed anywhere near as widely as it should be, leaving companies at serious risk of becoming major polluters.
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Selecting the right Fuel Pump
Fuel pumps and fuel dispensers come in many different forms with varying capabilities and functionality. Choosing the right equipment can be a mine field for the unprepared customer. Whilst a few lines here will never be enough to provide details of all of the different options available, we hope to give you an essence of the complexities involved in the hope that you will be able to make better decisions in the future.
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Mind you don’t spill!
FUEL and oil spills or leaks are a serious business, both for the environment and those responsible for their source.
According to Environment Agency figures, there are around 3,000 reported incidents involving oil and fuel spills each year with major occurrences costing the owners of faulty or leaking installations an average of £30,000 each, in fines and clean-up costs.
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Reclassification of Diesel Fuel
A hot potato for those of us working with Diesel in 2016 was the reclassification of Diesel fuel which brought the fuel within the scope of DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations). There has been a significant amount of confusion about what the changes actually mean.
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Micro Bacterial Growth in Diesel Fuel
The use of bio products in modern diesel fuels has introduced a problem in fuel storage. This is not necessarily new news, but it continues to challenge some of our clients and so an explanation of the problem seems to be appropriate.
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You can also find a whole collection of product data sheets and certificates from us in own very own digital library
We have made things easier for you by bringing together all the organisations that govern and guide the commercial fuelling sector in one place. Below are the links to their sites where you can find a wealth of information on the safe storage and use of diesel fuel oil.
The PEIMF (Petroleum Equipment Installers and Maintenance Federation) was formed in 1993 as the body that speaks for those companies and individuals engaged in the daily activities associated with the downstream petroleum industry throughout the UK and Ireland.
NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.
The APEA is a UK based organisation, drawing membership from all quarters of the petroleum industry, including Regulators from National and Local Government Authorities, Oil Companies, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Service and Installation Organisations, Training Establishments and many others. It is seen to be unique in representing all sides of the industry and in providing a forum for debate and the generation of technical guidance.
ATEX and explosive atmospheres
Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as significant damage.
The Health and Safety Executive provides the guidance on operating in accordance with ATEX regulations.
The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
The Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) is a European directive (2004/22/EC) that harmonises the requirements of 10 different measuring instrument types, including gas and active electrical energy meters. MID approved instruments will have passed specific conformity assessment procedures and have MID markings which allow the instruments to be used in any EU member state.
You can also find a whole library of product data sheets and certificates from the UK’s Leading Commercial Fuelling Solutions Provider here