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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.

Ceredigion CC upgrades to Merridale FuelWorks
3 days ago

Ceredigion CC upgrades to Merridale FuelWorks

Ceredigion County Council has upgraded its depot fuelling facilities to implement the Merridale FuelWorks web-based fuel management service. Hardware elements include wireless communications and improved electronic contents monitoring for …
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New MX Series Fuel Management System
3 days ago

New MX Series Fuel Management System

The latest addition to the MX Series of depot fuelling equipment is the MX-M fuel management system. This is a fully weather proof stand-alone unit that can control access …
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Chasing savings in depot fuel management
3 days ago

Chasing savings in depot fuel management

S M Davies Transport decided to implement Merridale depot fuel management after its managers visited the Commercial Vehicle Show in 2011. They were looking for an affordable self-serve solution …
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Growing haulage firm invests in depot fuelling facilities
3 days ago

Growing haulage firm invests in depot fuelling facilities

New customers for the Merridale web-based fuel management service FuelWorks, include Collier Haulage of Pontypool, South Wales. This family owned business has set up a depot fuelling station, enabling …
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Positive Reception to Merridale’s MX Series
3 months ago

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.

“Generally …
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Merridale fuelling point for specialist truck-hire supplier
3 months ago

Merridale fuelling point for specialist truck-hire supplier

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
3 months ago

Alltruck taps Merridale’s Fuel Management Web Service

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
3 months ago

Automatic vehicle mileage data acquisition

The latest step in the development of commercial fleet fuel management systems has been the introduction of alternative methods for obtaining vehicle mileage data.

Vehicle mileage is an essential input …
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Using Merridale reports to monitor carbon footprint
5 months 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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CV Show debut for Merridale’s new range of depot fuelling equipment
5 months 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’
5 months 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
5 months 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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