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Gasrec unveils new Remote Monitoring Centre for service stations

Operators at the installation will be in charge of watching and reacting to fuel levels, equipment faults or potential safety issues.

Gasrec has announced the opening of its Remote Monitoring Centre, dedicated to watch and react to anything happening in its biomethane service stations across the UK. Thanks to its real-time data processing, it monitors its tanker fleet and prevents potential accidents. The service includes a 24/7 monitoring system for the 365 days of the year.

“The safety and resilience of our operations is at the heart of everything we do. Historically this work has been incorporated into our operations and engineering team but the substantial growth of the business over the past two years has enabled us to take things to the next level,” stated Tony Robinson, Chief Technical Officer at Gasrec.

The monitoring will be done by an initial team of six control centre operators. Working alongside the firm’s team of regional engineers and on-site technicians, the workers will be able to monitor gas levels, thus preventing shortages, detect equipment faults or potential safety issues immediately and act accordingly.

“Our Remote Monitoring Centre team have undergone intensive on-site training, ensuring they are all familiar with our stations and equipment. Through the latest technology, they will be able to monitor every aspect of our operation, ensuring we can react to potential issues before our customers even know there is a problem,” added Robinson.

The operators, who will join in new positions within the company, will be able to access and control CCTV footage installed in every Gasrec facility. This allows them to quickly identify problems and offer advice or assistance to drivers while they are fueling their vehicles.

“Fuel availability at every location is a top priority, particularly as the demand from fleets transitioning from diesel to biomethane ramps up so quickly. With the Remote Monitoring Centre now in place – as well as quickly responding to defects, faults or breakdowns – we can also make sure our bulk deliveries are perfectly timed to replenish supplies, giving us increased confidence in our stock levels. This has been a significant investment in our infrastructure network, but also a critical move to ensure we can meet the huge demand we’re seeing from fleets wanting to transition from diesel to a cleaner and more sustainable fuel,” concludes Robinson.

Data on biomethane levels at each station and Gasrec’s tankers on the road will be fed directly to the centre, located at Daventry. The team at the Remote Monitoring Centre will ensure customers across the UK always have enough fuel to keep their fleets moving. The centre will also become the single point of contact for all the business’s customers, partners and suppliers.