The installations receive the fuel directly from pipelines which are directly connected to refineries or they are supplied by tankers, and they store it in different tanks or storage units according to the type of fuel.
The clients make their orders and send their lorries to the loading bays at the storage plants where they can load the fuel and distribute it to the petrol stations or other supply points.
The whole loading process is automated and has strict security measures.
How does it work?
At the entry checkpoint, the driver and the vehicle are identified via a terminal; a check is performed to find out if the lorry and the load are authorised to enter, and the weight is then checked.
If the authorisation is cleared the lorry enters the loading bay where the lorry and driver are identified again, the order is checked, the operator's balance is checked and, if everything is in order, the fuel requested is supplied.
Once it is loaded, it proceeds to the documentation area, where, following a further ID check, the maximum exit load is checked and the required sales and fiscal documents are printed and sent to the client.
Finally, if all the previous stages where carried out correctly, the plant's exit check allows the lorry and driver to leave the premises.
The SPEC terminals monitor all the manoeuvres associated with the access and operation of the fuel tankers (potentially highly explosive areas) from the identification of drivers to the tracking of the vehicles (tractors and tanker trailers) during the whole process right through to the exit.
Companies operating in potentially highly explosive areas (fuel storage, refineries, petrochemical plants, etc.).