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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.

CV Show debut for Merridale’s new range of depot fuelling equipment
1 month ago

CV Show debut for Merridale’s new range of depot fuelling equipment

Merridale will be introducing its MX series of ATEX certified diesel pumps and associated fuel management equipment at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show. On display will be the new MX-I …
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Fuelling ‘Big Green Parcel Machine’
1 month ago

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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Improving management control of road transport fuel usage
1 month ago

Improving management control of road transport fuel usage

Following a strategic review of its depot fuelling facilities, J C Balls & Sons has implemented the Merridale FuelWorks management web service. The Belper-based company provides earth moving machinery plant …
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Using Merridale reports to monitor carbon footprint
1 month ago

Using Merridale reports to monitor carbon footprint

Nationwide construction hauliers, Gordons Transport, has upgraded its depot fuelling facilities to support its growing fleet requirements. The investment includes a new Merridale Auditor twin hose commercial pump, providing both …
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Best year ever for Merridale
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

Fuelling efficiencies at Springhill Farms

By  •  Farming

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
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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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Johnsons updates its Merridale depot fuelling facilities
7 months ago

Johnsons updates its Merridale depot fuelling facilities

By  •  Bus & Coach

Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel has relied on depot fuelling facilities for many years since the company first set up its operations at Liveridge Hill, Warwickshire in 1988.  The Merridale …
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Sibley chooses Merridale fuelling equipment for support and reliability
7 months ago

Sibley chooses Merridale fuelling equipment for support and reliability

Having decided to upgrade its depot fuelling facilities in 2014, Sibley Material Movements Ltd  approached MDM Services of Cardiff, a specialist forecourt contractor, to advise on the existing tank condition, …
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Arla Foods automates its fuelling reports with Merridale FuelWorks
7 months ago

Arla Foods automates its fuelling reports with Merridale FuelWorks

“We have achieved significant efficiencies by bringing fuel management at each of our transport hubs onto a single web based platform. In effect, we have replaced site dedicated software with …
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Merridale creates a senior post to manage quality credentials
7 months ago

Merridale creates a senior post to manage quality credentials

Andrew Tromans (Grad IOSH) has been recruited to review and update Merridale quality management procedures. Andrew joins the company as Operations Manager – a newly created senior staff post, which …
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