DENTON, Texas -- Martin Eagle Oil, located in Denton, Texas, has installed Simmons ClearView continuous fuel monitoring system in most of its locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to optimize its fuel management system.
One of Martin Eagle's key solutions is tank monitors in clients' underground or aboveground fuel storage tanks. At predetermined times of the day, inventory levels are read by the monitors and transmitted to a central data center. Tank inventory is delivered via email twice daily so the inventory in any tank can be analyzed to make decisions regarding optimal [image-nocss] order times and volume.
One such installation is the Midway Truck Stop in Ponder, Texas. Early on July 6, the ClearView system transmitted July 5 data to Simmons data center to be analyzed. The ClearView alert system immediately flagged a very large loss of fuel. ClearView also pinpointed the exact time and the specific fueling position that was selling fuel. The loss of fuel was equal to the amount of fuel sold. Simmons notified Bill Meek, controller of Martin Eagle Oil, about a possible meter or other equipment failure.
Martin Eagle sent a technician to the site where he discovered that someone had tampered with the dispenser and disabled one of two pulsers in the dispenser. The dispensing equipment modification allowed two gallons of fuel to be dispensed for each gallon recorded as sold.
According to Steve Martin, CEO of Martin Eagle Oil, "The quick response from Simmons ClearView prevented fuel losses that otherwise may not have been identified for several days. The average sales for this dispenser are over 900 gallons per day with diesel prices of almost $4 per gallon. Since the customer would have seen half that amount on his bill, the savings to MEO is about $1,800 per day. This single event provides an ROI that pays MEO to use the ClearView service from Simmons at all sites for more than one year."
Meek said, "With Simmons ClearView solution, Martin Eagle is able to continuously monitor all fuel inventories at every location where it is installed. ClearView provides an immediate alert to Martin Eagle, should a fuel loss occur. ClearView is the ultimate solution for continuous fuel monitoring and saved us thousands of dollars of potential loss at the Midway Truck Stop."
Simmons is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the ClearView system, Simmons specializes in providing tank gauges, web dispatching, and fuel inventory management services that can collect fuel sales and tank levels, detect tank and line leaks and provide statistical inventory reconciliation, said Myra Canterbury, president of Simmons. Its automatic fuel inventory management systems monitor thousands of tanks throughout North America and Europe.
Martin Eagle Oil markets fuel products to commercial, government and convenience stores. offers a full range of services to retail and commercial fueling companies.
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