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Old 09-11-2012, 11:21 AM
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Monitoring Shop Fuel Tanks

What do you guys do to monitor on site fuel that you keep at the shop?

I would ideally like some type of system that can be used similarly to a typical gas station pump that can record who, when and how much with regards to fuel.

I have put a few "systems" together that would work but I just feel there must be a simpler more cost effective way than what I have come up with

Just looking to see what others are doing and appreciate any and all feedback
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:49 PM
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I remember a company I used to work for had an on site above ground tank/pump. When fueling you are required to enter a pin unique to each employee. I'm not for sure but It would collect who, how much, and when and enter into a database. Not sure on the cost of this service or the name of the company, but its worth looking into if simplicity is what your looking for.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:50 PM
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PS if your concern is theft, cameras could be effective.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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I would use it to monitor fuel usage as well as theft. What you described is pretty much what I had come up with except instead of a pin I was thinking of access cards a pin is pretty much the same
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:47 PM
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anyone else?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:53 PM
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Pins/cards and cameras...sharing of card/pun results in both employees being terminated. A trail cam would be really easy to setup.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:41 PM
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We just used a simple log sheet, out fuel pumps show the liters so its based off that. We have cans dedicated to each truck for both mixed and regular. When you fill up its just a matter of filling out the sheet and signing off on it.

Trucks are easy to track because of millage, cans are a little tougher but you know on average how much fuel you would need for trimmers and such so it should be fairly easy to keep on eye on.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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We just used a simple log sheet, out fuel pumps show the liters so its based off that. We have cans dedicated to each truck for both mixed and regular. When you fill up its just a matter of filling out the sheet and signing off on it.

Trucks are easy to track because of millage, cans are a little tougher but you know on average how much fuel you would need for trimmers and such so it should be fairly easy to keep on eye on.
I'm trying to eliminate manual data entry if possible
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:24 PM
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Pins/cards and cameras...sharing of card/pun results in both employees being terminated. A trail cam would be really easy to setup.
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How is your system tied into the pump? Is it just a lock or can it record who and how much was pumped?

Did you make it in house or buy it somewhere ready to go?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:31 PM
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How is your system tied into the pump? Is it just a lock or can it record who and how much was pumped?

Did you make it in house or buy it somewhere ready to go?
I don't have such a system, but I know of fuel stations that have such.
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