Fuelling the construction and infrastructure sector with Aggregate Industries
Aggregate Industries, a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries, headquartered in Bardon Hill, Leicestershire, found what it was looking for via an internet search to supply the Bardon Hill quarry with the fuel improvements it needed, which has led to additional fuel improvements works for the company.
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.
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.
Photographs are being taken to record the installation before, during and after with the tanks being delivered in December, so keep an eye out for an interesting series of snaps.