Fuel management reduces operating costs
By Field Service Business Staff
Friday, 10 October, 2014
At a time when escalating fuel costs are putting increased strain on business, the availability of a new fuel-efficiency solution is likely to be well received by Australian fleet managers.
New to the Australian market, the Fenic Alpha fuel management solution enhances fuel combustion in engines to reduce consumption and emissions and has been in widespread use throughout Asia for around 15 years.
It is being launched by Forum Enviro, a division of the Forum Group, which focuses on sustainability and partners with other businesses to minimise environmental impact.
Rod Hazelton, executive general manager, Forum Enviro, says, “Rising fuel costs are putting a strain on businesses; however, with Fenic Alpha businesses can substantially reduce overheads to realise greater returns to their bottom line.”
According to Hazelton, many companies have previously relied on fuel additives to improve efficiency, often with mixed results. Or for smaller vehicles, they have relied on diesel fuel or expensive LPG conversions to keep fleet costs down.
As the Fenic Alpha device is provided to users via a Technology Licence Agreement, there is no capital outlay. This theoretically means that fuel cost savings will fund the licensing and it is envisaged that it will be cost positive to the client, freeing up cash for use in other areas of the business.
The Fenic Alpha works in one of two ways: passing fuel through an Ion Pass Through and Pass Tube (IPPT), containing rare earth elements that ionise fuel to improve combustion or by placing an ion sheet before engine air intake. The company has undertaken a number of tests and published the achieved savings information on their website.
The full range of Fenic Alpha Fuel Saving Devices enables all types of fleet businesses to improve their fuel efficiency in light vehicles to heavy-duty industrial vehicles including the following:
Land vehicles and heavy equipment
- Railway engines
- Automobiles such as taxis
- Airport equipment
Heavy earthmoving equipment
- Marine and heavy industry
- Container trailers/lifters/port cranes
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