Yelvington Jet Aviation is a Fixed Base Operator whose fuel trucks and fuel farm were equipped with aging mechanical registers that did not allow for any automation. If there were discrepancies between the amount delivered and the BOL, it was difficult to know where the error came from. By incorporating EMR3 and Datalink into their fueling systems they were able include automation and streamline operations.
Evans Oil was experiencing annual product losses of an estimated 100,000 gallons, with no understanding of where the fuel losses were occurring, or how to stop them.
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-450PLUS automatic tank gauges, fixed-base operators (FBO’s) can more efficiently manage custody transfers and inventory reconciliation.
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.
In 2010, the EPA introduced new emissions standards requiring medium- and heavy-duty trucks’ NOx levels to be reduced to almost zero. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in diesel engines and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) have since grown in popularity as a response to the EPA mandate. By 2012, there were over 500 retail fueling stations dispensing DEF.
October 31, 2016 – SIMSBURY, CT – Veeder-Root, a leading provider of fueling equipment and services, will be demonstrating a suite of aviation fueling solutions at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Show in Orlando, FL from November 1-3. Veeder-Root provides electronic flow meter registers and has approximately 15,000 aviation fuel truck installations globally with over 3,500 wireless kits. The EMR3 electronic meter register product line has a long proven track record of 14 years in the aviation market and has been selected by several major oil and large fixed-base operator (FBO) chains as their standard solution.
The largest fixed-base operator in Salt Lake City, Utah was managing all the fueling operations at the international airport, from general aviation fueling to the tank farm and deicing trucks. During the course of standard operations this FBO was handling anywhere from 600 to 800 known ticketing errors per year.
A regional bulk fueling company with a throughput of roughly 80,000 gallons daily was experiencing significant product losses and shrinkage. Their operation included over 20 fuel tanks and a fleet of 25 bulk fuel trucks and 50 transports. All their plant’s meters and trucks were equipped with mechanical registers, and old gauges were still installed on their fuel tanks.