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Diesel Reclassification

The recent change to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations raises the flashpoint of what is considered flammable from 55 to 60 degrees. (Anything with a flashpoint under this temperature is considered flammable.) So as a flammable substance, diesel is now covered by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).

It is recommended therefore that all fleet operators with depot fuelling facilities should carry out a further risk assessment to benchmark their installation against these latest regulations.

Subject to the assessors’ findings, it may be deemed that some elements of the depot installation may be subject to ATEX conformity standards.

Fleet operators proposing to install Merridale fuel pumps and Merridale integral units (with fuel management) should not be concerned, as these are already compliant with the new specification.

A low cost upgrade is available to bring existing Merridale installations in line with the latest requirements.

Positive Reception to Merridale’s MX Series
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Positive Reception to Merridale’s MX Series

Representing the transition to high quality stainless steel enclosures, the Merridale MX Series, depot fuelling equipment, received a positive reception on its launch at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Merridale fuelling point for specialist truck-hire supplier
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Bickford Truck Services of Wolverhampton didn’t have to go far to source a new fuelling point for its service base and headquarters in Featherstone, north of Wolverhampton. For Wolverhampton is …
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Alltruck taps Merridale’s Fuel Management Web Service
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One of the latest firms to switch over to Merridale FuelWorks is Alltruck, the vehicle contract hire, maintenance, rental and fleet management group. Based in Leicester, it operates out of …
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Automatic vehicle mileage data acquisition
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Vehicle mileage is an essential input …
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Using Merridale reports to monitor carbon footprint
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Improving management control of road transport fuel usage
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Improving management control of road transport fuel usage

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Fuelling ‘Big Green Parcel Machine’
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Fuelling ‘Big Green Parcel Machine’

Tuffnells Parcels Express is one of the UK’s longest serving national freight carriers with over 100 years’ experience in driving businesses forward.

As part of the £billion Connect Group, the …
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CV Show debut for Merridale’s new range of depot fuelling equipment
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CV Show debut for Merridale’s new range of depot fuelling equipment

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Best year ever for Merridale
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Best year ever for Merridale

Merridale fuel management is now widely recognised as the benchmark for product quality and excellent after sales support. A proud boast, which has remained a driving force for the …
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Fuelling efficiencies at Springhill Farms
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Springhill Farms, part of the Evesham Growers group, has upgraded its depot fuelling facilities with the installation of a 20K litres dual product storage tank, providing 15K and 5K …
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Lockwood Group upgrades its HQ depot fuelling services
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Lockwood Group upgrades its HQ depot fuelling services

Lockwood Group of Belper, Derbyshire has been using the Merridale fuel management system for over ten years. One of the initial requirements was for supplying fuel to third party …
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ATEX Compliancy for Merridale Auditor Tank management systems
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ATEX Compliancy for Merridale Auditor Tank management systems

All Merridale Auditor GT tank management systems are now being produced to be ATEX compliant. This standard has been implemented in line with Merridale’s declared commitment for manufacturing all …
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