18 October 2023

Aviation ground fueling: ISOIL measurement systems

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ISOIL provides aviation fuel measuring systems for the management and handling of fuels within airports for refueling aircraft for on board refuellers and hydrant dispensers. Also, for fixed flow metering installations for refuelling of helicopters or small aircraft (overwing).

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Aviation ground fuelling is a critical process that involves the safe and efficient delivery of fuel to aircraft on the ground. It plays a vital role in the aviation industry, as it ensures that aircraft are properly fuelled for their flights. Accurate fuel measurement is of paramount importance, as it directly affects the safety, efficiency, and reliability of aviation operations. ISOIL offers different solutions for this aim.

ISOIL measurement systems and their components

For all aircraft refuelling vehicles, ISOIL offers a range of measurement systems, suitable for loading and unloading operations:

  • PD meters for measuring the delivered product, equipped with a state of the art electronic counter;
  • Pulse emitter developed for aircraft, with CAN communication, resistant to the electromagnetic noise typically found in aviation environment;
  • VEGA T2 electronic counter, specifically developed for the aviation industry which, in addition to performing metrological functions, interfaces with several signals on the vehicle, as well as with the On Board Computer in the cabin and any printer;
  • Large EX display, suitable to read the measurement of the delivered product even when away from the vehicle, typically near the aircraft wing;
  • Printer for ticket printing, either direct or shared with the OBC;
  • Solutions for in-line measurement of aviation fuel density.

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Benefits of using ISOIL measurement systems for aviation ground fuelling, including outstanding accuracy

The ISOIL meter design offers several features that make it highly suitable for use within the aviation industry, particularly in refueling applications.

  • Material Compatibility: ISOIL meters are designed to be compatible with a wide range of materials commonly used in aviation fuelling, such as jet fuel (Jet A, Jet A-1), aviation gasoline (Avgas), and other specialized aviation fuels. This ensures that the meters can accurately measure and handle these fluids without any adverse effects on their performance or accuracy.

  • Surface Treatment: ISOIL aviation systems undergo specific surface treatments to enhance their durability and resistance to corrosion, which is crucial for aviation applications. This treatment helps protect the meters from the potentially corrosive nature of aviation fuels, ensuring their longevity and accurate performance over an extended period.

  • Extended Flow Rate Range: The ISOIL meters are designed to handle a wide range of flow rates, allowing them to accommodate various refuelling scenarios within the aviation industry. Whether it is refuelling large commercial aircraft using dedicated refueling vehicles (aircraft refuellers) or smaller airplanes and helicopters with refueling modules, ISOIL meters can accurately measure the fuel flow at different rates.

  • Accuracy and Reliability: ISOIL solutions are known for their high accuracy and reliability, providing precise fuel flow measurements. This is crucial in the aviation industry, where safety and accuracy are of paramount importance. Accurate fuel measurement ensures that the correct amount of fuel is dispensed, avoiding underfilling or overfilling, which can lead to operational issues and potential hazards.

  • Compliance with Industry Standards: ISOIL aviation ground fuelling systems comply with relevant international standards and certifications applicable to the aviation industry.

Overall, the ISOIL components design is highly suitable for various aviation refuelling applications, providing accurate and reliable fuel measurement, contributing to efficiency, safety, and smooth operations within the aviation industry.

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Made in Italy aviation ground fuelling systems

ISOIL systems for aircraft refueling are manufactured in Italy, adhering to the most stringent quality standards. With our advanced technology and deep expertise in the field, we are proud to offer tailor made solutions that are both accurate and dependable to meet the unique requirements of our customers in the aircraft refueling industry. Whether it's a large-scale refueling operation or a smaller refueling module for helicopters and small aircraft, we work closely with our customers to deliver systems that are perfectly suited to their applications.

Precision is at the core of our aviation ground fueling systems. We employ state-of-the-art technology and meticulous engineering to ensure accurate measurements and reliable performance. Our systems are designed to provide precise fuel flow measurement, enabling operators to have complete confidence in the quantities being dispensed. This accuracy not only enhances operational efficiency, but also contributes to the safety and reliability of aircraft refueling processes. Reliability is another key aspect of our ISOIL systems. We understand the critical nature of aircraft refueling operations and the need for uninterrupted performance. Therefore, our systems undergo rigorous testing and quality control processes to ensure their durability and resilience. Customers can rely on our solutions to deliver consistent and dependable performance, even in demanding and high-pressure refueling environments.

Our certifications in aviation fueling procedures

The aviation industry is subject to stringent regulations that govern aviation ground fueling procedures and calibration requirements.

ISOIL holds certifications such as ATEX, PED, and MID, which ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. Additionally, our VEGA T electronic counter meets the criteria outlined in JIG Bulletin No. 130, issued on 20/08/2020. This includes adherence to Appendix 2, specifically addressing aspects such as the EWS (Electronic Warning System) Warning Light, Check Level Actions, and Alarm Level Actions.

These certifications and compliance measures demonstrate ISOIL commitment to meeting the highest standards of safety, quality, and accuracy in the aviation sector. By adhering to these regulations, we ensure that our systems and solutions provide reliable and precise performance during aircraft refueling operations, as well as accurate calibration procedures.

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