A common question from Gilbarco Veeder-Root customers is just how can I improve my fuel management and optimise my forecourt revenue. Will an automatic tank gauge (ATG) really improve my business? Often following this up with doubts about the cost of installation versus the return on investment. ATGs have been in use for some time now, but recent improvements have made them more effective than ever before, not to mention much more user friendly.
These are the top 5 reasons why an automatic tank gauge (ATG) should be a key investment for all service stations
1.Variance MinimisationAccurate stock management begins with having accurate data. New ATGs like the TLS4 feature advanced algorithms that enable class-leading tank calibration, it is estimated that 80% of variance issues begin with poor tank calibration. Being able to take control of your variances means you have much better visibility of your bottom line, not only that it makes planning your deliveries much more effective well.
Everyone is well aware of the financial impacts a large leak can have on a site, even small leaks, if undetected, can build into bigger problems. Wetstock management tools like Insite360 when linked to a modern ATG can identify very slow leaks even during busy active periods, from as little as 1 cup per hour.
3. Under Delivery detection
ATGs can alert you to shortages of deliveries and the detailed data reports can help prove to your suppliers any shortfall in delivery, to ensure you get what you paid for.