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Unique pump and metering systems fitted to highly specialised oil delivery trucks

wessex-tanker-005Exxon Mobil, a world renowned and respected oil company, uses three main distributors in the UK to deliver products to a national network of trade and retail outlets. Wessex Petroleum Limited are one of the distributors and from their depot in Hythe, near Southampton, cover the south of England up to Northampton, including London.

Wessex Petroleum deliver the Exxon Mobil lubricant products using two special road tankers which are built to the highest engineering standards and fitted with dual manifolds, two pumps, two LC meters with TE550 dual electronic registers and a central CPU all supplied to the tanker manufacturer, Magyar of Dijon, France, by Aylesbury based specialist company, Alpeco Limited.

The multi-compartment vehicles are designed to carry a variety of lube oil products which are discharged to the customer through each of two hydraulically driven pump and metering systems. Cross-contamination between products is avoided through the use of a specially designed dual manifold system and a pneumatic hose blow-down system which can be activated remotely by the driver from the end of the delivery hose.

David Fairchild, the MD of Wessex Petroleum said ‘We chose a French manufactured truck simply because we needed a dedicated, specialised vehicle to deliver premium lubricants, including the Mobil 1 product. This is the first job Alpeco did for us and other than some initial teething problems, the systems have worked perfectly’ Wessex Petroleum Limited deliver lubricants to garages, manufacturing companies and a host of other users from their south coast depot where their extensive fleet of delivery trucks is based. The company has a large, state-of-theart storage and filling warehouse for the products it delivers.

Adrian Baskott, Alpeco’s Sales & Marketing Director advised. ‘The Wessex Petroleum trucks are unique as they are fitted with our dual TE550 electronic registers which have the unique ability to control up to 4 metering systems simultaneously. This is the only system on the market using just one CPU (central processing unit) to provide control of 4 meters. The systems work perfectly and offer the complex level of control the client required.’