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with respect to what has been dispensed throughout a facility on any given day, week, month, and
year," SKF's Bamford says.
Automatic reports can be generated and
emailed to fleet personnel on a daily, weekly, or
monthly basis as well, Graco's Holmstadt adds.
Automatic reports can also benefit fleets by
bringing attention to situations that may not have
been otherwise noticed.

"You might end up having three different oils
for different types of vehicles, and your tanks
are usually not the same size; two might be 500
gallons and one might be 250 gallons," Holmstadt
says. "If you're using your more common oils in
the 250-gallon tank, you're going to need to be
getting more deliveries a lot more often. Reports
will let you know to make sure you're putting the
right oil in the right tanks."

Challenges

One of the biggest challenges with implementing
a new system or process is change. Employees
may be used to just grabbing an oil meter and
dispensing the fluids or opening a container
and topping off fluids. With a fluid management
system, technicians may have to enter a pin
number or the work order number first, before
having access to these fluids.
There's going to be
a training process for
both technicians who are
doing the dispensing and
for the fleet managers
who are going to need to
learn how to pull reports,
Graco's Holmstadt says.
Another potential
challenge for fleets may
be understanding shop
needs and that companies offer a varying
list of applications and
services to accommodate different fleet operations, Liquidynamics'
Pfleeger says.
Once a system is in
place however, it may
be more challenging
to go back to a manual process.
"It's more challenging
not to have one [a fluid
management system],
because once you have
one that automates [the
process], it gives you the
capability to provide the
security and accountability all electronically, so you don't have
to do anything," Trak
Engineering's Blyth says.

Conclusion

There are many benefits
to incorporating a fluid
management system
in the shop. Tracking
f luids in real-time,
retrieving viable data,
and viewing the reports
instantaneously can help
fleets secure accountability and prevent
avoidable expenses.
In order to implement these systems, it
is important to consider all the aspects of
planning, and to train
employees appropriately to make the most of
these systems.
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Uptime: Is assessing cost-per-mile enough?
Do you know your TCO?
Vehicles: How to ensure optimum air system performance
In the Bay: The ABCs of ADBs
Shop Operations: The importance of managing fluid dispensing in the shop
Training: Invest in the future
Diagnostics: All scan tools are not created equal
Management: Are you good at PM?
Fleet Parts & Components
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