Clean Energy Provides Metering for Improved Time-Fill Performance
Clean Energy offers monitoring devices to accurately measure the fuel dispensed to individual vehicles in time-fill applications. Time-fill is used most often for fleets that can park in the same location each night and has advantages such as smaller compression equipment and the ability to refuel simultaneous vehicles. However, the ability for a fleet manager to track the efficiency of vehicles through fuel use is often lost.
Monitoring the amount of fuel dispensed to each vehicle is often cost-prohibitive, with a single meter costing upwards of $2,500. In contrast, Clean Energy engineers have developed a number of options for fleet managers to track the amount of fuel dispensed to each vehicle.
One of these fuel tracking systems was successfully deployed at the Salt Lake County CNG station in 2015. The Clean Energy Fleet Management System uses a monitoring device on each vehicle to relay accurate information and wirelessly transmit to a fuel management system network. Fuel consumption numbers, combined with other fuel information and engine performance data, gives fleet managers the ability to more accurately forecast maintenance cycles for their vehicles, thus leading to a more efficient fleet.