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Automated Fuel Dispensing for Trucks, HEMMs & Bowsers at Remote Mining Sites

Automated Fuel Dispensing

At remote construction or mining sites, it is important to closely monitor and control the fuel dispensing done in the hired or owned trucks, bowsers etc. Normal manual process including manual fuel dispensing after checking of distance travelled receipts, are prone to error. Automated fuel dispensing provides a better control on the fuel cost through combination of GPS tracking and vehicle authentication. GPS tracking provides the distance travelled and RFID based vehicle authentication provides pre-decided amount of fuel that needs to be delivered based on the distance travelled by the authenticated vehicle.

Automated Mileage Calculation


RFID Vehicle Authentication


Accurate Reconciliation


Pilgerage Control


How it Works

 

Remote Fuel Monitoring
Remote Fuel Monitoring

Automated Fuel Dispensing is based on vehicle authentication and the distance travelled for the vehicle. As shown above, there are various hardware and software components which comprise the end-to-end solution. When the vehicle driver comes to the fuel dispensing point and takes the fuel nozzle to the vehicle fuel inlet, the RFID tag around the fuel inlet is read by the RFID reader on the fuel nozzle. This authenticates the vehicle and identifies the vehicle details. The GPS system installed on the vehicle provides the corresponding distance covered data to the backend ERP system. The backend ERP system integrates with the automated fuel dispensing system and provides the distance info. Based on this distance info, a specific amount of fuel is dispensed into the vehicle. This whole process thus provides complete automation of fuel dispensing. Thereby enabling automated fuel reconciliation and pilferage control.

Ensure Proper Earthing

When an HPCL/IOCL fuel tankers comes on your site to unload fuel, it needs to first complete the processes of proper earthing, decantation and fuel quantity/quality checks. At some instances, drivers can forgo the required earthing process and unknowingly create a risk safety scenario. Our solution ensures that the tanker drivers are unable to unload the fuel in case they bypass the proper earthing process. This creates automation around the earthing process and ensures that proper process is followed each time a tanker comes to unload fuel.

How it Works

 

Remote Fuel Monitoring

A tanker driver can perform proper earthing of the tanker body by attaching a earthing clamp to the tanker body and by activating earthing button shown on the panel above. Once the tanker is properly earthed, the panel above provides an output signal which confirms the earthing. This output signal is then used to control a solenoid valve at the point of unloading. If the tanker body has not been earthed properly then the solenoid valve would not open. The driver would then not be able to unload the fuel into the underground fuel tank at the site.

Vehicle Authentication

This solution is relevant to you if you have a fleet of trucks or heavy machinery and you would like to authenticate each of your vehicles before dispensing a predefined amount of fuel into each vehicle.

How it Works

 

Vehicle authentication can be easily done through the snap-on chord mechanism shown above. This can be complemented with RFID tags or keys for the drivers. Once the snap-on chord is put in touch with the contact plate installed on the vehicle, the system identifies vehicle. This then allows the system to dispense a predefined amount of fuel into the authenticated vehicle. This allows for man-less operations at the dispensing unit.