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Wayne ATC Technology Eliminates Temperature-Related Fuel Losses

As a GE Energy Business and a global provider of fuel dispensers and technologies, Wayne promotes cost efficiency in automatic temperature compensation (ATC) technology for fuel retailers.

ATC evaluates the temperature of petroleum products at the time of delivery, in addition to automatically calculating the potential volume dispensed at 15°C. Owing to the altering changes in fuel volumes due to temperature variations, this computed “constant temperature” volume provides each customer with the same amount of petrol energy per litre.

For instance, when stored in tanks at approximately 10°C, around 5 million litres of fuel being supplied over a year at an average 15°C will be reduced to 4,969,685 litres.

By using ATC technology, U.K. fuel retailers can save cost by delivering fuels at ambient temperatures followed by storing it at an average temperature under 15°C. Through this technology, the fuel temperature can be evaluated when the fuel is being metered to the customer and the volume dispensed can be adjusted automatically. The temperature-compensated price and volume is indicated through the sale display, promoting simple, user-friendly and seamless transaction and resulting in constant and reliable fuel metering and high-precision inventory control.

This innovative forecourt technology is being offered as an optional solution for new and legacy Wayne dispensers. It also keeps fuel retailers safe from heavy losses that may occur in conditions when there is reduction in volume of fuel stocked due to temperature fluctuation.

In 2004, Wayne ATC technology fitted to the Wayne Harmony dispensers, which were installed within the Ward End site of the Dudley-based Falcon Group that has 13 proprietary garages in the U.K.

Source: http://www.ge.com/

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