It has invested in a new refuelling facility on the site, consisting of two tanks with connecting pipe work and two delivery points in a single security cabinet that also houses three fuel pumps. It has also ordered a new fuel management system which could be rolled out across additional Aggregate Industries’ sites combining fuel stock reporting, a bund/overfill alarm and an electronic tank gauging system.
After reviewing proposals from different refuelling equipment suppliers, it chose Cameron Forecourt.
Specifically, the works required the supply and installation of two 90,000 litre fuel tanks weighing 14.5 tons each. The mild steel tanks were both 14.5m long and 2.1m high. The site also required three fuel pumps delivering diesel at different speeds (50, 100 and 200 litres per minute) to be compatible with the filling of various size fuel tanks on bowsers, diggers and tippers.
The next project for Bardon Hill Quarry is to install a 100,000-litre tank weighing 21 tons when empty and made of mild steel that is 6mm thick, so they are certainly building a collection of top trump tanks!
Another site soon to start refuelling renovations is Aggregate Industries’ Torr works based in Somerset, which has ordered two Jigsaw Nova fuel management units for monitoring the bowser fuel deliveries and three bulk storage tanks.