The Alpha range of Heavy Duty ATEX Certified commercial fuel pumps are suitable for filling any vehicle
Commercial fuel pumps are regularly interfaced with other equipment such as Fuel Management Systems, and therefore it is important to consider this when defining a fuel pump specification. Fortunately, modern fuel pumps are capable of being connected to most types of Fuel Monitoring systems. But it is important to check.
In some cases, commercial fuel pumps are used to sell fuel to third parties. Where this is a requirement then it is important that equipment approved to MID (Measuring Instruments Directive) is selected, especially when the pump is to be interfaced to a Fuel Management System.
The majority of commercial fuel pumps have been designed to only pump Diesel and cannot be used with Petrol, however, there are some models that are suitable for both products. Regardless of whether the pump is pumping Diesel or not, if it is located on an installation that also pumps Petrol, then it is extremely likely that the Diesel pump will need to have ATEX approval for use with Petrol.
More recently with changes in the regulations, Diesel has come under the control of DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations). These changes place a responsibility on Diesel installation operators to risk assess their equipment. As a consequence, operators are encouraged to select pumping equipment approved to ATEX for Diesel.
This is only a brief introduction to give you a hint of the possible choices that need to be made when selecting a Fuel Pump. At West Fuel Systems Limited we take our responsibility in helping our clients make the right choices very seriously. We have fully trained sales and engineering teams that are able to assess requirements and select the right equipment. As an independent supplier of fuelling equipment, we can choose from different manufacturers and suppliers to get exactly what our client is looking for. The right fuel pumping equipment, regularly maintained by a qualified service provider should be suitable for many years of reliable service.
If you would like to discuss your options regarding choosing the right fuel pump, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below.
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