On most mining sites, there is a mix of both static and mobile refuelling required. Smaller plants and vehicles can pull up to a conventional fuelling point and use a fuel pump as normal. However, larger plant and fixed equipment such as graders and generators will need to be fuelled from a mobile fuel truck or bowser.
Vehicles fuelling at the static fill points are issued with a handheld tag fixed to the vehicle’s key ring. This identifies the vehicle to the system and automatically allocates fuel drawn to that vehicle. In addition, a Jigsaw Eclipse system would be fitted on the Static Fuel Island.
The Fuel Bowser is fitted with a Jigsaw Nova system so that mobile refuelling has the same level of security as the static fill points. Each piece of static plant is fitted with an ID tag read by a Hand Held Scanner (Jigsaw FuelWand). The driver takes the hose to the plant, scans the tag, and enables the fuel flow. This ensures that the fueller controls the fuel hose at all times during the fuelling reducing any opportunity for spillage.
Fuel Stocks transferred from the static tank to the fuel bowser are managed properly as stock movements using a tank transfer tag. If needed, driver tags may also be issued to identify the person drawing the fuel.