Fuel management can provide significant cost savings by knowing which user and which vehicle is using the fuel, eliminating pilferage, allowing better inventory control, providing leak detection and saving management time collating reports for tax rebates or internal cost allocations.
Romteck has drawn on ten years experience in providing fuel management systems (FMS) systems to many major organisations and has developed software and hardware solutions to provide a cost-effective FMS.
The Delta FMS console is a microprocessor-based unit that is mounted adjacent to the fuelling point and controls access and delivery of the fluid. The Delta FMS console consists of a user interface featuring a keypad, display and security identity tag reader.
The Delta FMS console also provides control and logging of up to four hose or tank transfer outlets as well as the optional communication equipment for providing information to a centralised computer system.
This can be for example telephone modem, radio or data radio. Each Delta FMS console can cater for up to 4,000 users, 4,000 vehicles and 4,000 security tags. Multiple Delta FMS consoles can be installed at a single site and share a common communication device if required.
The Delta FMS software allows all fluid issuing transactions to be automatically collected from the remote Delta FMS consoles and provides the ability to view and print numerous reports and graphs including tank balances, user and vehicle usage, odometer discrepancies, cost centres etc.
The Delta FMS console can be customised by the user to suit their exact requirements and can remotely upload and download changes to database information without the need to attend the filling point. This information includes user ID, vehicle ID, PIN numbers, vehicle odometer and engine run hours limits, service details and fuel quantities.
The Delta FMS console, as well as monitoring normal fluid issue, can detect illegal flows and trickle flows (hose or pipe leakage) and provides reports and alarms for these if needed.
Fuel rebate issues are able to be confirmed at the Delta FMS console by the user and are reported as separate items to allow easy compliance reporting.
Tank transfers can be performed automatically with quantity as well as high and low-level sensing.
Vehicles can be multi-fuel such as unleaded and gas, or can be a refuelling and service vehicle drawing several differing products.
The Delta FMS consoles can be configured to ask for all or any of user ID, PIN number, security tag, vehicle ID, vehicle tag, odometer, engine run hours, service status, fuel rebate use confirmation. Tank reconciliation, costing of fuel or fluid issue transactions and allocation to individual cost centres.