Celtic Energy Limited is the leading Coal Mining Company in South Wales, producing over 1 million tonnes of high quality coal per year from sites across South Wales for domestic, industrial and electricity generation demand in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. Selar Open Cast Coal Site is worked using large mechanical excavators, 100 tonne dump trucks and an extensive fleet of smaller excavators and articulated trucks. Refuelling requirements are serviced using two large environmentally compliant mobile fuel bowsers.
With on-going rises in fuel, Management recognised a need to update their existing heavily manual based fuel management practices to invest in an automated fuel management solution that could monitor the whole fuel delivery to refuelling process. A desire to have the ability to accurately monitor inbound fuel deliveries into the sites fuel farm and view through a web browser was favourable. However the primary objective was to install a robust and reliable mobile fuel management solution capable of handling the arduous weather extremes of the site and being predominantly shaken around on the rear of a fuel bowser.
GPRS linked Eagle Eye on-line tank probes were supplied and fitted to each of the three interlinked bulk fuel storage tanks. Leading operational staff was provided remote real-time visibility through their web browser. Using our automatic vehicle recognition technology, both mobile fuel bowsers were fitted with individual fuel management terminals to securely capture each refuelling. The Refueller was provided with a robust RFID hand scanner to identify each asset fitted with a secure RFID transponder. Management information is fed back to the company at their required reporting frequency by LMS Client Services team.