INVESTING IN NEW FUEL DISPENSING PUMPS

Fuel Dispensing pumps are arguably the most important equipment on the forecourt, and as such, they are expected to perform reliably, appear to be in good condition, look attractive and deliver accurate measurements which could be as low as 100ml per 20l of fuel product.

Aging and poorly manufactured dispensing pumps are likely to breakdown regularly and will most definitely dispense inaccurately. While inaccurate dispensing for aged pumps may be as a result of wear and tear (as piston driven meters also lose accuracy over time), poor workmanship and deficient parts in problematic pumps leads to inaccurate dispensing and downtimes. A discrepancy in dispensing of just 10 litres per day will end up being substantial over the course of a year; when added with value of lost sales during downtimes and costs of repairs, losses may begin to pile up in millions, without obvious knowledge of the owner.

The areas of accurate and reliable dispensing, and all round performance are where Gilbarco Veeder-Root Dispensing pumps (Frontier, Horizon/Encore) stand out, offering revenue protection in so many ways.

So, here are key things to consider before you decide to invest in a dispensing pump.

  1. Operational Element:It’s important to ensure that the dispenser purchased is durable given notwithstanding that wear and tear will happen over time. The wear and tear often show via loose seals, washed-up looks and the impact of fuel corrosion on pump materials over time. The couple of things you might want to think through before making your purchase are:
  • Frequency of service and repairs
  • Type of work done during the service call
  • Daily operational requirement.
  1. Financial Element:

When a retailer is thinking about the decision to purchase a new dispenser, the standard ROI (Return on Investment) payback model still applies but with technology changing today, its about much more than that. Retailers can take advantage of new opportunities for increased sales, increase return on investment by having the latest and greatest dispenser technology that enables new programs that you hear in the market like Media/Advert Audiovisual Boxes, Smart Targeting etc. These new technology needs to be a part of your decision making process before considering whether or not to invest in a new dispenser.

  1. Personal Business Goals:Where do you want your business to be in the next five to ten years? What does your business mean to you as a retailer in the industry? Examples seen from conversations with fuel retailers can be the personal desire to be part of their community where they are seen as always embracing the newest technology and having the better looking dispensing pumps so that they are have the best image in town. There are some retailers who are thriving to always be better than the guy across the street, and there are still some retailers who say they have been in a community for several years and they want their site to be welcoming, safe and that they want their customers to feel like guests.

So these are all decisions from a personal perspective that should factor into the overall decision to invest in a new dispenser for your forecourt. So when you consider the financial, the operational and then, the overall personal dynamics associated with a new dispenser purchase, it makes your decision easier as you will be able to better frame up where you want your business to be in the future. The Frontier/Horizon range of pumps can offer all these and more

Whether you’re looking for a fresh look, industry leading security, the highest reliability offering, or a whole new way to market your brand, we have what you are looking for. Contact Us Today!

Why You need Fuel Management System (FMS) for your fleet, Fuel Dump/Station

5 Questions to Determine If You Need Fuel Management System (FMS) for your Fleet Fuel Dump/Station.

Take The Quiz:

1. Do you know who refuels on your pumps?
2. Can you tell exactly how much was taken?
3. Are you sure there are no loss/theft?
4. Can you tell when vehicles in your fleet are consuming more than their set limts?
5. Are your fuel costs a mystery?

If you answered yes to at least 1 of those questions, you need a Fuel Management System!
And if you answered yes to all of those questions, you need a Fuel Management System urgently!!!

With the Fuel Management System comes useful solutions to manage fuel issuing, authorizations and costs, which enables you to;

• set up drivers and vehicles fueling authorizations
• record all fuel transactions in a dedicated software
• have a real-time overview on consumption and
• monitor stock remotely when connected with Automatic Tank Gauges (ATG)

So stop losing money on your fueling activities and expenses. We have solutions tailored to your needs. Talk to us! TODAY!

 

 

DOLAPO ADEYEYE, FORMER MD/CEO HANDS OVER POSITION TO BECOME THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Smartflow Technologies has grown well over the years, its service and product portfolio has evloved and its staff strength has increased. Inorder to further the company’s growth to greater heights, Dolapo Adeyeye (founder of Smartflow Technologies Ltd) has stepped down from his role as the MD/CEO, and has fully taken up the position of Technical Director. It has always been his dream and passion to develop, grow and lead the technical department in Smartflow to the highest levels of world standard engineering, innovation, safety and professionalism.

Smartflow’s new Managing Director, Mr Milin Shah is a well-seasoned professional with a great balance of commercial and technical attributes to help deliver in his new job. Over the years, Milin has done a great job as the GM Sales and Marketing in Smartflow. He’s had over 10 years of experience in Mid and Down Stream Oil and Gas industry with excellent technical and managerial skills.

WHY USE AN AUTOMATIC TANK GAUGE?

 

Tank gauging (volumetric measurement) has been done many different ways with varying degrees of accuracy. Currently most tank owners use one of two methods.

 

Method 1

Many tank owners decide to use a diptape or a dipstick to gauge their tanks. This requires a person to climb on top of the tank and drop one end of the tape/stick down to the tank and then check the liquid level/height against a chart. This is often done at least twice in order to verify the measurement. This method is quite simple and straightforward, but cannot be said to be very reliable.

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