Many fuel sites around the world still rely on manual tank sticking to track their wet stock inventory. While this may seem like a simple solution for an individual fueling location, it may be costing owners money and preventing growth.
With daily deliveries and frequent dispensing activity, the fuel level within the tank is constantly changing. Ripples in the tank from deliveries and tank tilt significantly limit the reliability of stick measurements. Also, with so much going on, it can be easy to rush measurements and misread the dip stick or transpose data incorrectly, introducing manual measurement errors.
As fueling networks and regulatory requirements get more complex, it is important that wet stock inventory management practices are standardized so that data from multiple locations can be continuously monitored, compared, and reported.
Avoid manual measurement issues with Veeder-Root Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs). These fuel management systems include a TLS-450PLUS or TLS4 Series ATG, along with probes and sensors to give you direct access to critical tank information. This includes access to fuel volume, ullage space, temperature, and more, all without disrupting your site operations.
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Avoid costly fuel runouts and overfills
Fuel runouts stop operations at the site and cost you customers and in-store traffic, causing a loss of revenue that cannot be recovered. Adding an automatic tank gauge to your fueling site can maximize your productivity by allowing you to better predict your fuel usage and stay ahead of costly fuel runouts.
Access critical tank information real time, from anywhere
For many busy site owners, it can be hard to check in on the status of their business while they are off-site. Veeder-Root TLS-450PLUS and TLS4 Series Automatic Tank Gauges are equipped to help owners access critical data while they are off-site using our free mobile phone and web-enabled applications. Easily access console data from anywhere at any time.
Streamline operations and eliminate paper inventory records
Manual dip stick measurements also lead to manual data handling which introduces potential transposing errors and makes it difficult to compare or compile data across multiple fuel sites. The TLS-450PLUS and TLS4 Series ATGs give you direct access to critical tank information without disrupting your site operations. The easy-to-use console software can send custom notifications and detailed reports.
Gain peace of mind about tank integrity
Veeder-Root Automatic Tank Gauges include compliance and testing features that monitor for, and detect, leaks within your fueling system. For most fuel sites, the gas in the tank is the most expensive asset on site. Underground storage tank leaks are not just bad for the environment and community, they are costly for owners.
Improve employee safety
When employees open the sump to take manual stick measurements, they are repeatedly exposed to harmful fuel vapors that can impact their health over time. In addition, the best time for measuring tank volume is frequently at night or early in the morning when the site is not busy; unfortunately at that time visibility is also low. This adds to the likelihood of a misread measurement, but also presents a safety concern that employees may not be visible to drivers on the forecourt. Depending on the size and depth of the sump there is also a safety concern with leaning directly over the open sump to take the measurement from an open port, increasing the likelihood that an employee could stumble or fall into the sump space.
Learn more about all the benefits of automating your wet stock inventory management process with a Veeder-Root TLS-450PLUS or TLS4 Series ATG.