Sita UK Ltd, one of Britain’s largest recycling and waste management companies, is upgrading its depot diesel fuelling facilities to meet the latest environmental standards for the storage of fuel-oil.

Fuel Installation Services Limited of St Albans is the lead contractor, working in conjunction with MIS Fuel Monitoring Ltd. Each tank installation is delivered as a complete package equipped with Merridale heavy duty commercial pumps and an integrated Auditor control unit.

[quote]The Merridale Auditor system provides an absolute record of every fuelling transaction. As well as ensuring that all transactions are properly authorised, we are also benefiting from a more accurate analysis of our fuel costs, mpg performance and from this any issues relating to the vehicles.[/quote]

The initial contract was awarded following a detailed assessment of a number of proposals from equipment suppliers.
“Merridale FuelFX management software was recommended because it was a good match for the type of user,” explains Colin Mitchell of Fuel Installation Services. “From Sita’s point of view, the overall package fulfilled the requirement and it was competitive.”

According to depot manager Kevin Smythe, the new installations have introduced standardisation, which could provide the basis for a more corporate approach in the future.

“Currently fuelling is the responsibility of individual depots. The way our group has developed has resulted in various different methods or systems, which then created difficulties because of a lack of consistency. Visiting drivers were able to draw fuel from depots and this resulted in large amounts of accrued costs which had to be reconciled several months after the transactions had been completed.”

Says Kevin Smythe, “The Merridale Auditor system provides an absolute record of every fuelling transaction. As well as ensuring that all transactions are properly authorised, we are also benefiting from a more accurate analysis of our fuel costs, mpg performance and from this any issues relating to the vehicles.”

In the past twelve months, MIS has supplied a number of new systems throughout the UK to Sita’s ever-growing network of locations.