Winter Fuel Management Program – Overview

EMTEC’s complete fuel testing, analysis and weather reporting software system. Take the stress out of not knowing when weather will shut down trucks in your fleet. Its expensive and disruptive to your business.

EMTEC will track and trend temperatures across the USA using 14 day low temp forecasts from 3 national weather agencies which are are compared against laboratory data daily. Using proprietary adjustments¬† to the standard “Cold Weather Operability Tests” (CFPP), EMTEC can reliably predict potential gelling problems anywhere in the country well before they might occur. With advance notice, fleet managers can be proactive in implementing emergency procedures and avoid any gelling issues.

Data from every location where fuel is stored is entered into EMTEC’s database, including:

  • Location and client data
  • Fuel type and source data
  • Additive used and treat rates
  • Blend Ratios if applicable (#1 diesel)

Every location submits samples monthly for cold weather operability testing

  • Results are reported and CFPP is adjusted to a “real world” number called EPGP (EMTEC projected Gel Point)
  • 3 National weather agencies forecasts are tracked by the database 14 days in advance
  • Each location’s laboratory reports and corresponding EPGP are compared against the 14 day averaged low temp forecast
  • If any projected low comes within 5 degrees (adjustable buffer for each location) of the last reported EPGP, a warning report is sent to that location to initiate emergency “best practices” which have been prepared by EMTEC for each customer (tailored to their operational considerations)

Constant monitoring of all laboratory data including:

  • Effectiveness of the additive on the supplied fuel
  • Effectiveness of blending if required
  • Rating the report results depending on the geographical area and expectation of the additive
  • Monthly reports which indicate the level of program success or areas where attention is required
  • Monthly testing compliance reports to ensure updated¬† EPGP and more accurate warnings (changing fuel suppliers and/or quality)

Sample Reports