Nolan Oils gets an upgrade

Just 15 miles from Nolan Oil’s Bicester depot, Alpeco was the preferred supplier when the Oxfordshire distributor was looking to upgrade its fuel delivery station.

Whilst Nolan Oils needed to install a 4-arm 1700 LPM bottom loading skid, the company still needed to keep its existing top loading bay to facilitate the loading of 3rd party trucks many of which are not equipped for bottom loading.

Severe space constraints meant that Alpeco had to design and build a bespoke skid unit for a precise location. Built at Alpeco’s premises in Aylesbury, the skid was designed and configured in such a way as to allow it to be installed alongside Nolan’s existing top loading bay. To make best use of the limited space available, the four new pump units were installed separately in the tank bund thus allowing the skid frame to be more compact.

“Alpeco met our requirements,” said managing director Mark Nolan. “Following a visit by Alpeco’s design engineers, they fully appreciated the issue regarding space and supplied us with a very compact skid unit, enabling us to retain our existing top loading rack, with the result that loading speeds are now much faster.”