The importance of reliable fuel monitoring for hybrid power systems
Five factors to consider when selecting a fuel monitoring system
By Mattias Karlsson, VP eSite, Flexenclosure
With generators powering most of the telecom sites in Africa, diesel is the number one factor driving operational cost. Obvious questions result: How much diesel is any given site actually consuming? When is it time to refill? Is fuel consumption in line with the expected performance of your installed power solution? Is there an issue with theft? And are you benefiting from your investment in hybrid power systems in terms of overall fuel consumption?
These are clearly critical questions. But fuel monitoring is a complex process with a great number of factors affecting performance, reliability and accuracy and until recently diesel consumption has been the single most difficult factor to accurately measure at telecom sites.