Our customers need a range of options to ensure reliability within challenging and remote environments. Romteck’s fuel management systems offer an array of configuration options including tank level monitoring, RFID tag identification, integrated GPS, remote displays and receipt printers, and a host of networking options that can be combined in multiple ways.
Romteck’s fuel management system can be integrated with a range of options to customise the solution to our customer’s needs, or enhance the solution to ensure reliability within challenging environments.
Tank Level Monitoring
This can be provided as standalone or part of the FMS console. The standalone unit provides a graphical display and connects to the central database for recording and reporting.
Flow Meter Interfaces
Romteck can provide a number of interface options for the following meters:
- Smith, LC and Veeder-Root Mechanical Registers
- Veeder-Root, Gilbarco, Compac and PEC Industrial Pumps and Dispensers
- Flowmec, Trimec, MacNaught, Puisi or any flowmeter with single or quadrature pulser outputs
- Ultrasonic flow meters such as GE Panametrics, Flexim and Ultraflow.
RFID “Passive Tag” Identification
Automated vehicle or asset identification with a typical 30 metre range.
RFID “Smart Tags” Identification with Engine Hour recording
The FMS system can obtain the engine hours from vehicles or machines that are fitted with a Smart RFID tag. The information is automatically recorded along with the fuel transaction.
Integrated GPS Tracking for Service Vehicles
An FMS mounted on a service vehicle can also record the GPS locations against the fuel transactions, so that vehicle identification, fuel issued and location can be mapped.
Totalisers and Remote Display Units
NMI approved LCD totaliser products are available ranging from 1 to 8 independent displays in an IP 65 enclosure, that can be truck mounted or fix locations.
Weather proof printer designed for use on mine sites and can be mounted on service trucks or fixed locations.
The Romteck fuel management system supports a large number of networking options that can be combined in multiple ways. Several of these communications options can support both fixed and mobile installations or provide a redundant communication path if combined:
Ethernet / CAT5
This is the most requested method of connectivity and provides a secure, robust and simple installation. Ethernet is provided as a plugin module with the console and presents a single RJ45 (CAT5) connector inside the enclosure.
Fibre Optic networks are excellent for electrically noisy environments and provide isolation for intrinsically safe systems. Our Fibre Optic interface supports either Multi mode Fibre (MMFO) or Single Mode Fibre (SMFO).
For sites that have an existing WiFi (802.11) wireless network, this option provides a cost effective solution removing the need for installation of communications cables. The Romteck WiFi module will connect to 802.11b through to 802.11g protocols in the 2.4GHz spectrum. It provides bulletproof wireless security with IEEE 802.11i-PSK,WPA-PSK, TKIP 256-bit AES – end-to-end encryption. A range of WiFi antennas can be provided on request, but most installations work extremely well with a small colinear mounted on the console
GSM / 2G / 3G
For sites that have GSM 2G or 3G coverage, the fuel management console can be supplied with this option. The tiny Romteck 2G/3G module usually only requires a small external antenna fitted to top of the console.
Radio Modems – VHF / UHF
Romteck has had over 20 years’ experience supplying either licensed or ‘free to air’ radio systems to customers on minesites. Our services range from sourcing and recommendations of a radio and antenna solutions to suit your needs to installation of large multi-node systems. The Fuel Management Console utilises a half-duplex method of communications so will easily work with many of the slow data rate long haul single frequency radio modems.
Public Switched Telephone Network or PSTN Modems
The PSTN network although slowly being phased out still provides an effective method of networking. This form of networking is still alive and well on many older minesites that are spread over many kilometres.
Romteck offers satellite communications to solve some of those impossible locations where there is no network or phones available. Often companies will want a uniform solution across a minesite but have blackspots in communication that cannot be fixed due to future plans for the site. The satellite option can either provide a temporary or long term solution.
This is an extremely simple form of communication and is offered as a solution to a simple scenario where the fuel management database is within close proximity to the fuel management console. RS-232 3 wire connectivity will provide a range of up to 25 metres, while RS-485/RS-422 will work over several hundreds of meters.
Fuel Management Case Study
Romteck’s fuel management systems are used by organisations seeking greater control and security for fuel use. Read the Romteck fuel management system case study.
Designed and Delivered by an Expert Team
Romteck’s fuel management system has been developed by our in-house team of experts who have utilised their own experience working within hazardous environments across a range of industries. Learn more about the Romteck team.
Contact Romteck for Fuel Management Solutions
If you are interested in the benefits of Romteck’s fuel management solutions or application options, contact Romteck today.