Enhancing Operations With Innovative Wireless Solutions

by OPW | Jun 13, 2012

Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Tampa International Airport offer a combined total of 500 daily flights that serve more than 38 million flyers throughout the year. A great number of those travelers either arrive at or depart from those airports in vehicles procured from the rental-car companies – 12 at Ft. Lauderdale and eight at Tampa, each with fleets numbering in the hundreds of vehicles – that are located in the airport’s terminals.

That is a lot of rental cars, and to keep the rental agencies’ fleets ready to roll, both the Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale airports feature consolidated rental-car facilities. It is in these facilities that the cars are fueled. In fact, the facility at Ft. Lauderdale is the largest indoor rental-car fueling operation of its kind in the United States. Combined, the airports’ 12 rental agencies can pump as much as 20,000 gallons of fuel per day with upwards of 1,000 fueling transactions completed in a 24-hour period.

To keep up with this demand, the Ft. Lauderdale facility is outfitted with six 25,000-gallon underground storage tanks, for a total storage capacity of 150,000 gallons, while the rental-car facility at the Tampa airport features six 20,000-gallon USTs and a storage capacity of 120,000 gallons. With that much fuel on hand at any one time, compounded by the number of transactions that are taking place on a daily basis, inventory monitoring and control, as well as leak detection, are a major concern for the company that overseas the operation.

The OPW Solution

When searching for a comprehensive, reliable and user-friendly fuel-monitoring solution, the operation turned to OPW Fuel Management Solutions and installed the SiteSentinel® iSite™ Automatic Tank-Gauging System. The SiteSentinel iSite Automatic Tank-Gauging System was the perfect solution for the operations fuel-monitoring needs because it provides complete tank-monitoring, inventory-management and environmental-compliance information through the incorporation of Windows®-based technology that allows the user to view all data either remotely from anywhere in the world or via an LCD touch-screen display that is located at the fueling site.

The SiteSentinel iSite Automatic Tank-Gauging System also enables all of the system’s probes, sensors and leak-detection devices to be connected wirelessly or through a single-wire interface via its VSmart Module. All devices are automatically configured through the push of a button, making it the easiest and most cost-effective automatic tank-gauging system in the world to install, configure and use.

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