Many airport fueling operations can benefit from the elimination of human error that comes with the traditional manual ticketing process where fuel transactions take place. By installing Veeder-Root’s EMR3 electronic meter registers, Datalink wireless data capture solution, and TLS-450PLUSautomatic tank gauges, fixed-base operators (FBO’s) can more efficiently manage custody transfers and inventory reconciliation.
Whether you are measuring inventory by dipping tanks or with an automatic tank gauge, the stick or probe measurements are only as good as the tank chart that you reference when calculating the ullage. While tank charts do not cause a loss of fuel, an inaccurate tank chart will affect inventory and delivery data collected and could contribute to masking actual fuel losses.
In a recent analysis of over 75,000 fuel invoices, invoices in error showed an average variance of $1,123. This averages out to $281 per load, or an error of 3.74 cents per gallon for a 7,500 gallon average load.
Ethanol is on the rise, and subsequently so is phase separation. Over 90% of U.S. gas stations are blending their gasoline with ethanol, and the number is only rising.
Understanding the importance of underground storage tank (UST) regulation is key when maintaining a compliant fueling site.
Yelvington Jet Aviation, a fixed base operator (FBO) at Daytona Beach International Airport, had been processing fuel transactions manually. A line service technician would fuel an aircraft, read the meter register, write down the total gallon amount dispensed and the register totalizer, and walk the ticket over to the CSR inside of the FBO. From there, the CSR would read the numbers from the hand-written ticket and manually key the numbers into the accounting system, taking payment for the fuel and any other applicable fees before closing out the transaction.
Andrea Mulhall has taken on a new role at Veeder-Root in Simsbury, CT as the Vice President of Global Marketing. In this role, she will guide the global marketing strategy and product management across all product lines.
There are more than 568,000 underground storage tanks (USTs) at 202,000 sites across the United States that are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) technical regulations. Of these, nearly 27% are not in significant operational compliance with either release prevention or leak detection requirements.