The meter is effectively the heart of any dispenser and accuracy is paramount. A variety of issues affect performance – meter drift, filters can get clogged and some have difficulty in coping with the latest biofuel products and additives. The Tokheim meter, the TQM®, has been carefully engineered to retain its precision over its complete lifetime.
Total quality in a meter
If a meter begins to drift, even by the smallest of margins, this can result in a large annual loss to a station. However, the typical drift associated with meters has been virtually eliminated on the TQM®, tested across 12 million litres, or the lifetime of most meters. It has the lowest drift characteristics in the marketplace, having been tested and certified by Europe’s leading independent test body, NMi®. The overall result is a long-term saving to your service station and optimised throughput.
The TQM’s robust design ensures it is suitable to work in the harshest conditions with a variety of fuel types. This is important over the life-time of your dispensers as it leads a reduction in clogged filters, meaning more uptime, more throughput and higher, more accurate sales at the pump.
A lower lifetime cost
We know the TQM is a highly accurate meter that helps reduce fuel loss but the overall savings do not stop there. To begin with, the TQM is Tokheim’s global standard meter so you will not have to pay extra to benefit from it.
The meter is robust in handling all fuel types, so it can use a standard 90-micron filter – these filters do not clog up with dirt as easily and so require less service call outs over the dispensers’ lifetime. The TQM has been engineered to handle all fuel types, so it requires no additional software to help manage the dispensing of different products.
Finally, with improved accuracy and minimal drift your meters will benefit from reduced intervention and calibration costs over their lifetime.
Testing & Certification: About NMi
The TQM has also been tested and certified by NMi, one of Europe’s largest independent experts for testing, certifying, calibrating and training in the fields of metrology. The organisation has offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium. Manufacturers and end-users can rely on worldwide acceptance of NMi measuring reports and certificates.