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Rigid tankers go on show at FPS event

11th May 1985, Page 14
11th May 1985
Page 14
Page 14, 11th May 1985 — Rigid tankers go on show at FPS event
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ROAD TANKER exhibits at this year's annual conference of the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers included a 5,000-litre (1,100 gal) tank mounted on an Ebro L75-1 for operations below 7.5 tonne gvw.

The tank has two compartments of 2,700 and 2,300 litres (594 and 506 gallons).

It was built by Ryland Tankers of Redditch for Texaco distributor Concorde of !vet, Buckinghamshire and was equipped with an Alpeco meter measuring system, complete with print out facility.

The unit has a maximum delivery rate of 450 lit/min (99 gal/nun) at 8 bar.

Kenning Road Tankers showed a 12,000-litre (2,640 gal) tive-compartment tanker installation mounted on a 4.3m wheelbase MAN 16.170. It was fitted with a Neptune meter/printer together with automatic rewind hose equipment.

Ledbury Welding and Engineering of Hereford exhibited one of its range of portable diesel storage units. These comprise an inner detachable steel tank mounted within a steel wall.

Ancillary fittings include computerised fuel monitoring and recording systems, that may he installed near each other or connected nationwide by a Modem phone link.

Prices for the 2,720 to 90,900-litre (600 to 20,000 gal) installations range from $:898 to £8,000.

An ultrasonic sensing device was the central feature of the liquid level fuel control system from Manchesterbased Computer Design Systems.

The sensor is fixed to the tank roof and, without contacting the fuel, constantly monitors its level.


Locations: Hereford

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