Installation of 4 new bottom loading skids for newly developed depots
OVERVIEW: Nicholl Fuel Oils are a family run business & have been trading in Ireland for over 50 years. They have grown in size considerably in that time & now operate out of 6 depots making them Northern Ireland’s largest independent oil distributor. Nicholl Fuel Oils supply both domestic & business clients, & are also a major supplier in the Industrial/ Commercial market with an existing customer base, which ranges from sole traders to multi-national companies. They needed 4 new bottom loading skids for newly developed depots to improve their operations across Northern Ireland. They also wanted us to use the same batch controller & depot automation software as was installed on all the previous skids supplied.
IFC SOLUTION: IFC proposed our ever popular ADE80-4 4 arm electronic bottom loading skid. We were tasked with fitting Nicholl Fuel Oils existing batch controller & depot automation software they wanted to keep the same system for all 6 depots. This was rolled out to all the skids we supplied & has proven successful. We worked closely with the German based electronic batch control supplier which enabled us to fully understand the set up process using this new system.
The skids, as always, were fully factory tested before delivery & on-site calibration. All skids supplied were fitted with 4 x pneumatic valves, 4 x 3 inch Acuflow flow meters fitted with electronic pulsers, 4x PetroLoad BLA445 series loading arms, tanker ground earthing monitor & high level shut off system.
As standard, the skid system was fitted with our 7 point safety system. A weather canopy was also supplied along with hose protection sleeves.
PROJECT OUTCOME: The skids were all delivered to site on time and within the client’s budget. The skids are now installed & fully operational meaning that Nicholl Fuel Oils can now cover all of Northern Ireland, thus improving service & delivery times to their customers. Both Colin & Hugh from Nicholl Fuel Oils have since requested quotations for another 2 skids for future depot developments.
Colin Nicholls, director of Nicholl Fuel Oils commented “We are very pleased with the level of service & co-operation we have received from IFC, we know that we will receive a high quality product & that we have the ongoing support & service for future projects & maintenance.”