The latest depot fuelling points equipped with Merridale dispensing and stock control systems are employing proximity tag technology for vehicle authentication. In addition to individual vehicle tags, MIS Fuel Monitoring has taken the concept forward with the introduction of the Merridale vLink system for routine refuelling of the fleet vehicles.
On these installations the ID tags are fixed to the vehicle, thus removing the admin associated with allocating and the safe keeping of vehicle keys. Routine transactions are authenticated by a sensor head at the fuelling point. The pump reader will also work with tags assigned either to temporary vehicles or general administrative requirements.
Fuelling is authorised by entering the vehicle mileage and if required, an operator PIN onto the Merridale Auditor unit keyboard. Details of the transaction are then recorded automatically and uploaded to the Merridale Fuel Management software for analysis and reports.
Merridale will be showing a range of depot fuelling solutions at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show. Presentations will cover FuelWorks the web-based Fuel Management service; Tank Gauging and security upgrades for existing installations.