AT A GLANCE
Auckland, New Zealand
To provide accurate internal tank measurements after relining process.
The ProGauge 3D Laser Scan was used to obtain accurate strapping charts and tank volumes.
The ProGauge 3D Laser Scan was able to provide accurate data and strapping charts to recalibrate tank gauging and dip sticks.
Primary Choice Factors
The 3D Laser Scan can be operated in hazardous environments and applied during operation times as product remains in the tank.
“With over 50 tank scans completed over a four-year period, the 3D Laser Scan has proven to be invaluable in supplying accurate data to enable Z Energy to recalibrate tank gauging and create new dip sticks for our tank relining projects.”
– Neil Moon, Z Energy Network Engineering manager
Petroleum Equipment Services (PES) is a key supplier of equipment in the Petroleum industry and has always been at the forefront of technology in New Zealand, thanks to its partnership with Dover Fueling Solution® (DFS). As a distributor for DFS, PES supports in distributing Wayne Helix® and Wayne Century™ dispensers, various equipment of ProGauge automatic tank gauging (ATG), OPW Fuel Management Systems (OPW FMS), Fibrelite, as well as the Wetstock Management solution from Fairbanks, Dover Fueling Solutions®.
Z Energy (Z) – previously known as Shell Global – has the largest service station network in New Zealand and is a customer of PES. In 2019, Z decided to reline their underground tanks, and needed to have new and accurate strapping charts, which is when they decided to approach PES. PES was happy to help by offering a tank scanning service using the ProGauge 3D Laser Scan Automatic Tank Calibration.
The process has been very simple and efficient - PES starts by hiring the ProGauge 3D Laser Scan from DFS and later provides training to contractors who then carry out the scanning process for customers like Z. Once the scans have been processed, the contractors are able to complete the calibration on the tank gauging and form new dipsticks. To date, PES have helped process 50 scans for Z in collaboration with trained and experienced contractors, thanks to the 3D Laser Scan, which has proven to bring great benefits and results.
As of recently, PES decided to invest in a new 3D Laser Scanner from ProGauge. The main factors for such investment were the age of the existing 3D Laser Scan, but also the rise of interest from other customers who have been looking to carry out recalibration on older tanks. As a result of this investment, PES is hoping to support more customers and make an even greater use of the 3D Laser Scanner from ProGauge.
“The 3D Laser Scan is the most effective method to calibrate a tank gauge. A well-calibrated tank gauge benefits forecourt owners by providing accurate, on-demand stock readings. If the tank gauge is poorly calibrated, it may result in fuel losses going unnoticed, which could ultimately impact the profitability of the business. With over 50 tank scans completed over a four-year period, the 3D Laser Scan has proven to be invaluable in supplying accurate data to enable Z to recalibrate tank gauging and create new dip sticks for our tank relining projects.” – Neil Moon, Z, Network Engineering manager.
For this particular customer, the 3D Laser Scan is an essential part for completing an accurate 3D scan of the tank, due to the reline process and the change in internal diameter of the tank. By applying the 3D Laser Scan, Z was able to understand and obtain new dimensions, including strapping charts to recalibrate the tank gauge and create new dipsticks.
One of the main advantages of using the ProGauge 3D Laser Scan is that it's able to operate in a hazardous environment, such as underground petroleum tanks. Additionally, it can complete a scan with product still in the tank, which is hugely beneficial for the site as it can maintain operation throughout the scanning process, meaning no downtime or loss of sales.
PES continues to deliver excellence to its customers, thanks to the relationship it has with DFS and it's exceptional products.