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Along with the introduction of the Ford Fiesta, Red Rum completing the Grand National hat trick and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, 1977 saw the launch of Alpeco Ltd as a supplier of high quality liquid handling equipment to the downstream petroleum distribution market.
Alpeco were approached by a global aviation company to design and build several flow meter trollies to assist with the calibration of tanks and testing of aircraft around the world.
Hammond Chemicals is a supplier of industrial solvents based in the West Midlands. They hold solvents in bulk storage at their Brierley Hill depot to enable cost-effective custom blending for their customers.
They needed a new metering system for their stainless steel bulk tanks and approached us. We have installed a chemical positive displacement flow meter and rotary vane pump and meter set.
Established in 2008, CNC is aiming to become the largest and most professional distributor in Singapore and Malaysia. As well as delivering fuel across Singapore, the new tankers were used to demonstrate Alpeco’s metering equipment to other oil companies seeking to enhance their own fleet’s efficiency and safety, with CNC operating as Alpeco’s regional distributor.
Over the past 12 months our work with CNC Petroleum has developed much further. With all three trucks performing well, they are keen to upgrade to Alpeco’s latest Truck III metering system to benefit form its load inventory and anti-crossover feature. Having recently merged with NSL Oilchem Trading, the company now has a fleet of over 20 vehicles, all of which will require upgrading from mechanical registration to Truck III in the not too distant future.
CNC have also recently won new contracts for handling ship refuelling and have commissioned Alpeco to provide two high speed dispensing units, each providing two line metered delivery systems with flow rates up to 1000lpm with electronic registers linked to EA Projects fuel management system and a truck loading skid.
Our new CHECKMATE fuel delivery control system was launched at this year’s FPS Expo in Liverpool in April and it has been well received across the fuel industry over 40 systems already on the road, and many more orders to be installed over the summer.
John Horgan, National Fleet & Logistics Manager for Top Oil commented that the new CHECKMATE system offered significant benefits in terms of load security and traceability as well as eliminating costly mistakes.
In a joint initiative with specialist bulk discharge and tanker builder HDE, Volvo dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials has put a new FE 6×2 rearsteer fuel tanker demonstrator on the road, installed with Alpeco’s new Truck III CHECKMATE fuel discharge equipment and ACTI-Clear feature, which reduces the costly risk of fuel contamination. This function facilitates automatic closure of the delivery manifold at a predetermined point before the end of a pre-set delivery. This leaves the manifold and associated pre-meter pipe work empty of product after every delivery
The tanker was first exhibited at FPS Expo in Liverpool in April 2016 and is now being trialled by fuel companies around the country.
Dreamtec Software have been working in association with Alpeco to upgrade their i-Meter vehicle tracking system so that it can now capture the inventory information as well as delivery data meaning all on board stock can be monitored from the office. It can also show the type of oil and quantity in each of the compartments on a LIVE real time web based dashboard.
This new development is now in use by Glen Fuels, which has the new Alpeco TE550 Truck III meter fuel delivery system and i-Meter system installed. The truck was built by Road Tankers Armagh and is making deliveries around Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Minimise the risk of costly fuel contamination with the new Truck III ACTI-Clear feature from Alpeco’s truck metering range. This new feature ensures that the delivery manifold and pre meter pipe work is left empty at the end of every preset delivery, thus eliminating manifold “cocktails” and reducing the line change volume. Continue reading
Having fitted Alpeco equipment on two new tankers last year, Standard Fuel Oils chose the same company to supply and install a new 3-arm bottom loading skid at its Merseyside depot in Knowsley
Following the commissioning of the new trucks, Alpeco was asked to quote for the supply and installation of a 3-arm bottom loading skid,” said Adrian Baskott. “With the depot’s existing loading bay being an aged top loading construction, the key goals that Standard wanted to achieve were improved safety and efficiency. As the new trucks were being equipped for bottom loading it made sense to realise the benefits of safer, faster loading. We won the order, designing and building the skid at our Aylesbury premises within agreed timescales.” Continue reading