Fuel Consumption Monitoring

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Fuel consumption monitoring


Fuel consumption monitoring for vehicles, tractors and machinery allows fleet operator to solve a number of tasks:

  • Optimising machinery operation 
  • Engine hours and machinery downtime monitoring
  • Recalculation of fuel consumption quotas
  • Fuel theft prevention
  • Prediction of maintenance date

To achieve optimal operating mode of vehicles:

  • a driver can select resource-saving operation mode of engine by using RPM and fuel rate data;
  • Fuel consumption can be monitored using online telematics system, remotely supervise technical condition of engine and fuel system, schedule technical maintenance taking into account real operating conditions of the equipment.

Almost any fleet owner faces fuel theft during vehicle or stationary machinery operation. The highest percentage of fuel misuse occurs with construction, agricultural and other machines, where fuel is accounted according to engine hours. Fuel tank draining, underfilling fuel in a tank, fraud with cash vouchers and fuel cards are the most common methods of fuel theft. They can be eliminated by introducing fuel consumption monitoring system.


Benefits of implementing fuel consumption monitoring


Control of fuel consumption allows eliminating fuel theft in a fleet and thereby helps to reduce total fuel expenses and fleet costs.

Another important task is solved – engine operating time monitoring. That helps fleet manager to exclude inappropriate use or excessive downtime of the machinery.

Engine operation time recording also helps to shift to a performance-based pay system for drivers and operators of the equipment. That means drivers are paid for actual working time and achieved fuel economy score.

Fuel consumption monitoring system allows machinery-owner to recalculate fuel consumption quotas for each unit of equipment.
Our experience shows that fleets, which operate less common tractors or special vehicles, have just a general idea of ​​the real consumption of diesel fuel. The consumption rates (quotas) approved by governmental bodies or by the company’s internal documentation is also inaccurate because they do not include influence of machinery working conditions.

Thus, the implementation of a fuel consumption control system gives fleet-owner a multi-directional economic effect:

  • Increase of fleet performance
  • Higher fuel economy and savings on fuel and lubricants
  • Introduction of performance-based pay system for work actually performed
  • Extended machinery lifetime, a decrease of repair and maintenance costs

For more information on fuel consumption monitoring, email sales@flowquip.co.uk or call us on 01422 829920

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