Fuel Dispensers Defined
In simple terms fuel dispensing units are products that are employed to pump fuels into vehicles. From diesel to petrol, high octane fuels to kerosene they are used to easily transport the fuels that you need to power the vehicle.
How are they used?
Any fuel dispensing unit has two primary components. The first component is the controlling head which features an in-built CPU, the other being the mechanical part. The controlling head and CPU controls the flow rate and ensures that excess fuel is not lost. The CPU additionally connects to a sales system and display log. The mechanical system utilises electric motors, gauges, metres and valves, connecting all the mechanics of the dispenser together.
All fuel dispensers feature a submersible pump that’s immersed in the fuel tank. Those distant fuel tanks will need a suction pump to draw fuel from its storage to the tank.
Fuel dispensing units can have more than a single hose and as such more than a single nozzle attached to the end of the hose. This allows for increased access for the transfer of fuel. Stipulations for the material used in the transfer of liquid are only that the hose be able to withstand the harshest weather conditions and general wear and tear over a long period of time. Manufactures tend to colour code the nozzles to easily distinguish the type or grade of fuel and its intended destination. Such colour coding does tend to vary from country to country. The size of the nozzles used also differs in order to avoid the accidental pumping of fuel to an allotted tank.
Modern Fuel Dispensers
Innovation and advancements have allowed diesel distributors to have completely user-friendly interfaces. This promotes ease of use. Magnetic card readers enable customers to use their credit or debit cards for swift and convenient transactions. Numerical keypads where customers can check their transactions are also common.
Modern fuel dispensing units also have the capability to mix more than one fuel top the predefined proportion before dispensing. An electronic flow meter controls the fuel flow with the utmost accuracy. They are also equipped with a sensor-fit tube that runs the length of the nozzle. This allows the tube to cut the fuel flow as soon as they tank is full.
As you can plainly see modern fuel dispensers have a wealth of innovative features designed for ease of use and optimal fuel dispensing.