In the last edition of 25° in Africa, we ran a story on Fuelenergiser, a stable combustion additive that improves both petrol and diesel consumption with about 10%, and cuts exhaust emission gasses by up to 8,56% while simultaneously reducing the wear and tear on a vehicle’s engine.
Tinus van Rooyen, owner of Green Fueling Solutions, explains how automating the additive application can hold significant benefits for organisations that are running a fleet of vehicles.
“All the benefits of Fuelenergiser can be incorporated into a fuel-management system through a dosing control system, which is specifically designed to automatically and accurately administer Fuelenergiser when the truck is re-fuelling at a petrol or diesel station,” says Van Rooyen. He added that the two products were developed to complement each other and assist customers in making their vehicles more energy-efficient, as well as to optimise their fleet management.
Taking the guesswork out of fuel-additive solutions
Wayne Hannigan from Trinexys says the unit was designed to reduce human errors when it comes to adding fuel additives to petrol or diesel.
“Several years ago, while looking into the fuel-additive market, we noticed a need for a system that would take the guesswork out off adding the correct amount of additive to vehicles and trucks. Customers can now achieve the best results thanks to the fuel-management unit (FMU),” says Hannigan.
The unit has also been designed as a self-contained unit so that it can easily fit onto a truck without interfering with the workings and warranty of the truck.
This automated fuel-additive dosing system for trucks has been designed to generate reports for fleet managers to accurately measure fuel consumption, fuel levels and show the savings that have been achieved from using Fuelenergiser.
Each vehicle in the fleet can now be monitored independently and various sets of data such as engine health, fuel levels, fuel consumption and other relevant maintenance information can be gathered and interpreted.
Take the guesswork out of adding the correct amount of fuel additive with an automated dosing system for trucks.
Measuring the Impact
“A baseline efficiency value is captured to calculate the catalysts’ impact on fuel consumption as a percentage for future reports,” says Van Rooyen.
“Data will be configured to establish the fuel-efficiency of a truck prior to introducing Fuelenergiser to their fuel-management system. The data will be flagged in baseline mode without any dosage of the catalyst to measure and ascertain the amount of savings obtained from using Fuelenergiser,” continues Van Rooyen.
Two daily reports – one for trucks in baseline mode and the other where Fuelenergiser was applied – are generated on all trucks, and show data from trucks that were refuelled or had a possible theft the previous business day.
The data from each vehicle is relayed via GPRS to a database positioned in a convenient central control room. The end-user application is web-enabled and deployed safely over the Internet.
“Clients also have the ability to download filtered data for use in spreadsheets to create their own reports for each truck. Reporting parameters can be set according to customer specifications,” concludes Van Rooyen.
A Fuel Additive Pumping System are also available for Depots and companies with a larger need. Tank capacities ranging between 20 000 – 80 000 litres can be catered for.
Green Fueling Solutions
Tinus van Rooyen
Tel: +27 82 069 4031