Taking on fuel | Breakthrough Funding

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Taking on fuel

ENGINEERING - The story of developing structures that can survive in all weathers

The problem

Petroleum refineries are very large industrial complexes that involve different processing units and other facilities such as storage tanks. Each refinery has its own unique arrangement and combination of refining processes largely determined by the refinery location, which is often remote and with adverse weather conditions. Efficiently loading and metering diesel from fuel storage tanks to trucks with minimum waste is a real problem. 

The solution

This highly experienced team designed a permanently mounted structure so that the diesel unloading equipment could be easily and securely transported and used as a unit. It has proved to be the most efficient loading and metering of diesel currently possible, from trucks to diesel fuel storage tanks and vice versa. The unit is tamper proof and so can be operated in unsupervised in remote locations. It is also capable of operating to temperatures as low as -44°C.

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