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Tanker Fall Prevention

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Bulk Liquid Transfer

Electronic Controlled Bottom Loading Skid Supplied To Carrs Billington

Installation of an electronic skid for safe tanker loading to new depot

Client: Carrs Billington
Industry: Heating Oil Distributor
Site: Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK


Carrs Billington is one of the largest authorised oil distributors in the UK. They currently cover the North of England and South of Scotland. Carrs Billington supply a wide range of fuel and lubricant products to homes for domestic, farms for agricultural and commercial use to customers.

Carrs Billington operate as Johnstone Wallace Oils in South West Scotland, Wallace Oils in North Cumbria and Carrs Billington Fuels around Lancaster, Northumberland and West Cumbria. IFC Inflow was asked to supply an electronic skid for safe tanker loading to a new depot as part of an ongoing depot upgrade and development programme.


Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK – New build oil distribution depot

IFC’s Solution

The main goal of the project was to provide a fast and safe tanker loading system to allow an increase in sales of their fuel products. A safe tanker loading skid with electronic controlled bottom loading arms was suggested by IFC. IFC also recommended bulk flowmeters with flow rates of up to 1200 l/min, fitted with the latest 5 point skid safety system.

For monitoring and controlling the fuel stock being loaded through the skid, MHT Terminal Automation software was installed for complete depot automation.

A MHT VTW tank gauging system allows accurate stock reconciliation both locally and by a remote link to head office. High-level tank alarms and digital field displays were fitted for added depot safety. Tank gauging was made easy by implementing this system for monitoring oil and fuel stock levels in bulk storage tanks at the depot.

Three 70,000 litre over ground, double skinned bunded, bulk fuel storage tanks for Diesel (Derv), Gas Oil and, Kero tanks with a separate lockable fill cabinet allowing simultaneous loading and delivery operations were placed on-site as storage tanks. They had 110% secondary containment area built into the tank and were built to Control of Pollution Regulations which require a Design Life Expectancy of 20 years, and OFTEC OFS T200 certificates.

IFC provided all site mechanical and electrical works along with full equipment commissioning.

Project Outcome

Successfully supplied and installed on time and in budget allowing the depot to open before the busy winter period. The new equipment now provides faster tanker loading up to 1200l/min combined with an enhanced depot and operator safety with more accurate stock control systems.

“Our depot is up and running within the projected timescale and we could not be happier with the outcome of the project”
– Nigel Hiller, Carrs Billington

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