Monday, 26 October 2015

Running out of heating oil, a terrifying thought!

The clocks have gone back, the nights are closing in and according to the Telegraph we are facing the longest winter in 50 years. Are you prepared for the cold?

No doubt you’ve started to put the heating on already but when was the last time you checked how much heating oil you have left in your tank? Perhaps the thought of traipsing outside in your dressing gown to check your oil level fills you with dread and you long for a way to check it without leaving the warmth of your home? Well help is at hand with the Apollo Smart.

Apollo Smart not only allows heating oil users to ascertain the volume of fuel remaining in their tank, but also monitor heating costs, consumption and emissions too. It consists of a transmitter and receiver unit. The transmitter easily fits onto your tank and monitors the volume of heating oil remaining, together with fuel usage and consumption. The transmitter relays data, including estimated days until empty, wirelessly to a mains powered receiver unit, where it is displayed via an easy to read, LCD display, so you don't even need to leave your warm house to check the tank.

Every Apollo Smart benefits from USB upload technology, which allows energy consumption data to be transferred from the receiver unit to almost any PC or Mac or via the optional Apollo Smart App. The data gives heating oil users the opportunity to analyse their historical consumption data, assisting them in better understanding to control and manage heating oil usage and consumption.

Heating oil is pricey, so it can be attractive to thieves, the Apollo Smart also now incorporates as standard a fuel theft alarm giving heating oil users that added peace of mind knowing they will be alerted to any sudden level drops within their tank.

Regularly check how much oil you have left to avoid suddenly running out in cold weather - particularly on those occasions when a supplier can't get to you, such as during heavy snow or Christmas day! Easy peasy with the Apollo Smart.

Friday, 23 October 2015

New Regulations to Reduce Emissions Using AdBlue

The use of AdBlue® is not new, buses and HGV have been using it for several years. But as of September, all new diesel cars and light commercial vehicles sold in the EU will be fitted with AdBlue® tanks in order to comply with EU6 standards for exhaust emissions.

AdBlue® is the registered trademark for AUS32 (Aqueous Urea Solution 32.5%). It’s a colourless, non-flammable liquid used in a process called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and consists of 32.5% high purity urea and 67.5% deionised water. Put simply, the AdBlue® solution helps to reduce harmful nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions which are present in a diesel vehicle’s exhaust fumes.

Most new diesel cars which require AdBlue® carry sufficient quantity to last between scheduled servicing intervals. However some car fleets and commercial vans may require the additive to be topped up regularly by drivers or depot staff.

You should not use old diesel or oil containers / equipment to transfer AdBlue® into the tank. Any non-dedicated equipment can contaminate AdBlue®, even very small quantities of fuel or oil can damage a cars SCR system.

We can provide products to cover all aspects of the AdBlue® handling from manual hand pumps used to dispense from a drum, to electric AdBlue®, pumps for IBC and tank transfer operations, right the way through to automated management systems for small to large fleets.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Badger Meter River Park Offers Unique Access to Riverfront

Badger Meter President, Rich Meeusen
Made possible in part through a $40,000 donation from Badger Meter, a new park opens along the Milwaukee river shoreline.

The park features a disabled-accessible boat launch for canoes or kayaks as well as scenic views of native prairie grass, wetlands and oak savannas along the riverfront.

As the only park of its kind in the northern stretch of Milwaukee County, Badger Meter River Park will give residents public access to 270 feet of Milwaukee River shoreline.

"We are excited to celebrate the opening of this park in our home of Brown Deer. It has been a pleasure working with the village to put together this community resource that will be enjoyed by many for years to come," said Badger Meter President Rich Meeusen.

Badger Meter have spent 100 years developing accurate and dependable flow measurement solutions and now have one of the broadest flow measurement portfolios in the industry. We are the UK representative for Badger Meter, visit our dedicated website for more information on their range.