REFUELLING MANAGEMENT

THE PROBLEM


When a fueling truck reaches a remote RAN site it refules the on-site tanks with the amount requested by the operators. Manual log books show that fueling is typically being done correctly even without a strong monitoring system. Operators send seperate teams to measure the volume in the fuel tank with a dip test which is not an efficent way to measure the volume.

OUR SOLUTION


Looking at the current needs of operators our solution introduces a Secure Refueling Management solution to address many different problems. Our solution deals with fuel consumption, fuel storage, vehicle tracking and vehickle engine monitoring. Our vehicle based features have been developed to ensure a smooth performance and the proper maintenance of large vehicles. The solution is resilient to theft and disruption.

The major components of technology include:

  • Equipping the tankers with electronics to enable them speak with network command center (NOC)
  • PSO (or other) swipe card and Interfacing into PSO API
  • A Strong vehicle tracking system
  • Vehicle/engine and driver monitoring system
  • Remote monitoring system for the remote RAN/BTS site fuel tanks

Fuel Tank Monitoring

  • Remotely unlocks the tank valve
  • Configured using Geo-Fence
  • Fuel level
  • Theft/Pilferage
  • Tank calibration and cleaning
  • Help prevent overflow
  • Unscheduled deliveries
  • Prevent run out

Secure Input Valve

  • Remote controlled
  • Welded and Grilled
  • Unidirectional
  • Liquid permeable

Secure Output Valve

  • Remotely configured
  • Geo-fenced
  • RFID controlled

Checks

  • Fuel volume check
  • Fuel level check
  • Tank leakage check
  • Fuel Quality check

Alarms

  • Cap removal alert/notification
  • Volume change alarm
  • Density change alarm
  • Sump detection alarm
  • Theft alarm

Pay as you pour

With RMS installed at remote sites it is easy for operators to cross references the quantity of fuel refilled at the remote site tanks to the amount claimed by the fuel supplier. There are multiple inputs of cross referencing including:

  • Swipe Cards ( at Fuel pumps)
  • Fuel Level sensors( installed at both Vehicle tankers and site Storage tanks)
  • Generator Running hours
  • Generator consumption rate
  • Real-time data analytics (RMS)

Move Plan (Refuelling Plan)

On sites more than 30% of Refueling visits are not required. NEXTEC’s’s RMS is capable of providing data on power consumption and the type of power source utilized at the site; with the data NEXTEC’s develops a Move plan/Refueling plan for the sites. Before devising a plan NEXTEC’s takes many factors into consideration:

  • Power source utilization (Grid, Generator, and Battery)
  • Load Shedding trends at each site ( No of hours Grid power is unavailable each day)
  • Generator Run hours at each site
  • Generator consumption rate
  • Battery backup
  • Amount of liters consumed on daily basis/weekly basis/Monthly basis