Picture of a row of fuel pumps being lowered into place by a crane at Aggregate Industries' new refuelling depot

Cameron Forecourt builds new refuelling facility for Aggregate Industries

Published:  28 February, 2018

Aggregate Industries, based in Bardon Hill, Leicestershire, needed to make improvements to fuel supply facilities at its Bardon Hill quarry. They chose Cameron Forecourt for the job.

Managing the production and delivery of aggregate material involves serious power through plant equipment, generators and HGV fleets all requiring highly efficient refuelling systems to keep them on the go.

After a site visit, consultation and taking a close look at Bardon Hill Quarry’s needs, a proposal was put forward for an entire new refuelling facility on the site. This suggested two tanks with connecting pipe work and two delivery points in a single security cabinet which would also house three fuel pumps.

It also demanded a new fuel management system which could be rolled out across additional Aggregate Industries’ sites combining fuel stock reporting, a bund / overfill alarm and an electronic tank gauging system.

Aggregate Industries wanted an organisation which could guarantee only the highest quality combination of equipment and an outlook, with the support of a nationwide team of service engineers also getting all the sites fuel management system recorded, reconciled and reported from one strong reliable platform.

After reviewing proposals from different refuelling equipment suppliers, extensive discussions and scrutiny, they chose Cameron Forecourt.

Cameron Forecourt is an established and highly respected company offering a turnkey package of services embracing the supply, installation and onward maintenance of fuel tanks, fuel pumps, diesel tanks and pumps, diesel pump repairs, web-based fuel management, tank gauging and other fuel management systems and their associated control systems.

Specifically, the works required the supply and installation of two 90,000 litre fuel tanks weighing 14.5 tons each. They were both 14.5m in length and 2.1 meters in height and crafted from mild steel made to BSEN/10025 2004 S275 standards in Grade 43A. The site also required three fuel pumps delivering diesel at different speeds to be compatible with the filling of various size fuel tanks on bowsers, diggers and tippers to name a few vehicles on this site. The speeds required were 50,

100 and 200 litres per minute.

After such a successful installation in record time, the supplier, Cameron Forecourt Ltd, were confirmed on Aggregate Industries’ list of official suppliers which is in place to ensure consistently vetted and approved bank of service providers.

A spokesperson at Aggregate Industries stated: ‘The new installation is safe, clean and easy to use.

‘Martyn Gent, our designated sales engineer at Cameron Forecourt, is brilliant and very helpful. He was knowledgeable and experienced with fuelling installations in the quarrying industry which was reassuring from the outset. It was a straight forward project delivered on time, which is what we wanted.’

The next project for Bardon Hill Quarry is to install a 100,000-litre tank weighing 21 tons when empty and made of mild steel that is 6mm thick, so they are certainly building a collection of top trump tanks.

Another site soon to start refuelling renovations is Aggregate Industries’ Torr works based in Somerset, which has ordered two Jigsaw Nova fuel management units for monitoring the bowser fuel deliveries and three bulk storage tanks on the back of good work done at Bardon Hill quarry.

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