New fuelling sites lead to Council efficiency savings 12 July 2012

A new fuel installation and web-based management system are helping Malvern Hills District Council to keep tighter control on fuel supplies and achieve greater efficiencies.

The package, from Cameron Forecourt, was installed earlier this year, and the council's transport team is already reporting more accurate management information on fuel movements, stock levels and vehicle performance.

The system comprises a new three-compartment, above-ground tank for diesel, gas oil and AdBlue, three new pumps in a security cabinet, and Cameron's Eclipse web-based fuel management system.

Cameron also installed a TLS2 tank gauge and environmental monitoring system, together with a bund alarm, spill kits, lighting and electrical system.

"The old installation presented a risk that we might have a leak at some stage and lose fuel, together with the potential detrimental effect on the environment," states transport and logistics manager Danny Healey.

"The capacity of just 5,000 litres of diesel meant we only had a maximum of one week's supply on site at any one time – which made us vulnerable to any industrial action or other disruption to supplies," he continues.

"If we were unable to fuel our fleet of refuse vehicles it would have obvious repercussions on environmental health in the district."

The authority operates 35 vehicles from its Malvern depot, including 14 refuse collection vehicles, vans, caged collection vehicles, a street sweeper, mowing machines and a JCB.

John Challen

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