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  • Hytek ALPHA Diesel Pump ATEX Certified

    Hytek's Alpha diesel pumps have undergone a redesign to comply with the ATEX Directive.


    Hytek's quality & operational systems also had to be assessed & audited by the notified body to ensure that the company's manufacturing processes were carried out in accordance with the ATEX certification.


    During this process, Hytek's Quality System, accredited to ISO 9001, proved to be instrumental in the eventual successful completion of this stringent assessment process, at which point the pump EX Certificate was issued, as well as a Quality Assurance Notification, which gave Hytek the authority to manufacture & supply the ATEX Certified products.


    Hytek's ALPHA with integrated FC10 has also been ATEX Certified to dispense diesel.


  • Hytek Expand Test Measure/Proving Can Range

    Hytek have added 5 & 10 litre capacity models to join their existing 20 litre test measure can. The newcomers to the range are made to the same high standards that make the existing 20 litre model a durable & reliable choice.


    Like their bigger 20 litre brother, the new 5 & 10 litre models are made of tough & durable 304 stainless steel & can be used with various fuels such as diesel, biodiesel, petrol, kerosene & AdBlue®.


    Each model is available with a UK weights & measures certificate option to verify their accuracy to test fuel dispensing equipment to the accepted levels.


    Hytek’s Sales Director Andy Seal commented: “We’re very committed to listening & responding to our customers; there was a strong interest in smaller measuring can options hence the additions to the range.”


    With a scale in millilitres, the test measuring cans are designed to be easy to use; they all feature separate lifting & emptying handles, & include a clear & easy to read gauge.


  • Hytek Released New Fuel & Lubrication Equipment Catalogue

    Hytek have released a new product catalogue featuring their latest product releases along with additions & revisions to existing ranges.


    The new catalogue features a green globule on the front cover & went live on the 17th October, replacing the May 2015 issue.


    Hytek have consolidated & refined the new catalogue, making it even easier for customers to find the equipment they are looking for. Clear & simple icons are used throughout to indicate which fluids each product can be used with, & those supplied with an extended 2 year warranty.


    As a result, Hytek have assessed their diesel equipment range to ensure all products continue to be suitable for use with this fuel type.


    Additions to Hyteks' existing ATEX products include the Hytek ALPHA & ALPHA Twin diesel pump range, & the ALPHA FC10 pump with integrated fuel management system, together with their tank alarm range.


    The new catalogue also features an extended range of test measure/proving cans, with or without weights & measures certificates in 5,10 & 20 litre capacities.


    Hytek only supply the trade; for your copy of the new product catalogue, please email newcat@hytekgb.com or call +44 (0)1279 815 600.


  • Liquefied Natural Gas Station For Trucks Is A Germany First

    German energy firm Uniper & the Italian truck manufacturer Iveco have launched Germany’s first liquefied natural gas station (LNG) in Ulm.


    Iveco & Uniper will be positioned to advance the use of Liquefied Natural Gas in heavy-duty & long-haul transport. Uniper sells LNG fuel via the LIQVIS brand, whilst Iveco has developed the “Stralis LNG”, making them the first manufacturer able to offer a vehicle in Europe, capable of using LNG in heavy-duty & long-haul transport.


    Eckhardt Rümmler, Unipers’ Chief Operating Officer was quoted, “the construction of this fuelling station in Germany, represent a first, important step, in the development of innovative, environmentally friendly fuelling alternatives in long-haul transportation. Working in further partnerships, we want to build a fit-for-purpose network of LNG fuelling stations in Germany and selected neighbouring countries in the next few years. We are thus making an important contribution toward improving environmental performance and noise reduction in road transportation."


  • Cycling From Land’s End To John O’Groats In 12 Days

    Jon Walton, Hytek’s Production Manager, will be embarking on the challenge of a lifetime on the 30th August to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

     

    Jon has worked at Hytek for 25 years & has also been a retained fireman in his village for 15 years. The charity is the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance the quality of life for serving & retired firefighters, fire personnel & their families.

     

    Jon will be cycling between 80 – 100 miles a day. Training started in earnest back in January & he is happy with how his training plan is going.

     

    Everyone one at Hytek would like to wish Jon all the best, we are right behind you…in your slipstream.

     

  • CO2 Monitoring Added To Fuel Management Systems

     

    We now offer a CO2 emissions monitoring facility for our fuel management systems. It’s designed to help the transport industry respond effectively to increased government demands for achieving set emissions targets & provide accurate reporting of the amounts of CO2 produced by their vehicles.


    CO2 output readings have been added to the report structure of our web based FC10 & FC20 systems.


    The software is programmed to make a basic calculation based on a set amount of CO2 in one litre of diesel to show the CO2 emission in an extra two columns of the easy to read report - along with other data such as miles per gallon, distance covered & more. The CO2 emissions are shown in both CO2 KG & CO2g per km for each vehicle.


    Scott McClean in Technical Support commented: “This extra facility added to the already comprehensive fuel management functions is in response to customer demand.”


    Along with emissions targets, transport companies have to ensure their vehicles are ‘clean’ enough to enter low emissions zones enforced in larger built up areas such as London.


    “Customers told us they wanted quick & easy ways to provide the information demanded now by the government, & this reporting does that for them,” added Scott.


  • Hytek Wins Award For Work On Shell Project

    A collaborative project on behalf of global oil giants Shell has seen Hytek win an award from its co-collaborator Franklin Fueling Systems for outstanding project management.

     

    Hytek have been recognised as part of Franklin Fueling Systems global awards scheme, & their award covers a wide territory encompassing not just the UK but also Ireland, Scandinavia & the Baltics. Franklin Fueling Systems manager for these territories, Alex Boudry, presented Hytek with their award.

     

    Hytek’s Senior Technical Sales Advisor, Chris Barton, was delighted with the award: “It’s particularly pleasing to be officially recognised for work centring around a major brand like Shell."

     

    Franklin Fueling Systems produce UPP, a complete leak tight underground pipe & containment system made from high density polyethylene. Its longevity, toughness & flexibility has helped them secure a five year agreement with Shell to supply containment systems & forecourt hardware.

     

    One of the key reasons for Hytek being given this award was their ability to deliver reliably on commitments made for equipment supply. This was achieved by maintaining & monitoring daily stock levels; a feat helped by the company’s experience in project management & their modern 20,000 square feet Elsenham headquarters where they’re able to keep some 6,000 products in stock at all times.

     

    Sales Director, Andy Seal, commented: “It helps enormously that the whole company is housed under one roof rather than different departments having to liaise with people in different locations. It means we can communicate efficiently to meet the customer’s requirements and deliver on our promises.”


  • UNITI Expo Day 2

     

    Its the second day of the UNITI expo in Stuttgart & people are already on the stand.


    We are exhibiting our fuel management systems, gauges, tank alarms, overfill limiters & anti-syphon valves. We are also showcasing our test measure can range & our bulk flow meters as well as products we have designed & built in the UK alongside products from worldwide known names in the petroleum industry.


    The UNITI expo is packed with seminars and exhibitors alike. The exhibition covers 3 huge exhibitions halls & is broken down into seven sections:

    • Forecourt equipment & construction
    • Oil companies & fuel retailers
    • Carwash & car care
    • Payment & automation
    • Transport & logistics
    • Lubricants & additives
    • Shop & convenience


    You can find us in Hall 3 stand 3D32.


  • Norway To Ban Sales Of All New Petrol Powered Cars By 2025

    Norway’s four leading political parties have reportedly agreed a plan to stop the sale of all fuel powered cars by 2025, according to Norway’s newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

    At the moment details are in dispute (two right-leaning parties are denying the report, while the two left-leaning are confirming it).


    If this is proved true, then Norway will be only one of a few governments considering the ban of fuel combustion vehicles. India & the Netherlands have already considered this as well.


    What makes Norway’s proposed ban so remarkable is the fact that they are currently one of the world’s largest Oil exporters. However, Norway has also offered subsidies & incentives to people that bought electric cars, such as tax exemptions, & free parking & charging.

    Roughly 24% of all the cars in Norway already run on electricity, & they are a heavy producer of renewable energy with more than 99% of all of the country’s electricity covered by hydro power alone. They also aim to triple their capacity of wind power by 2020.

    Elon Musk has already taken to twitter to congratulate Norway stating “What an amazing country. You guys rock!!”.

  • Volkswagen & Shell Accused Of Attempting To Block EU Push For Electric Cars

    Volkswagen & Shell have both been accused of attempting to block the EU’s push for more efficient cars & electric cars, by stating that biofuels should be at the heart of efforts to try to green the industry.


    Europe plans to set two new fuel efficiency targets for 2025 & 2030 respectively, to meet promises made in December 2015 at the Paris Climate Summit.


    Executives from both companies released a study suggesting the greater use of biofuels & the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS) instead.


    Volkswagen’s new head of research & development Ulrich Eichhorn, said that plug-in hybrids were “building blocks for the future”, but that “higher shares” for biofuels would be needed in the meantime.


    Announcing to a meeting in Brussels he stated: “Modern diesel & natural gas engines will absolutely be required to deliver CO2 targets until 2020 & they will also contribute to further reductions going on from there.”


    With regards to meeting the goals set out in Paris he stated, “Societal costs need to be minimised to keep our industrial strength & competitiveness.”


    Campaigners have pointed out that signs of an electric vehicle take-off helped by a bid by the Dutch parliament to ban petrol & diesel engines by 2025, as well as 400,000 pre-orders for the new Model 3 Tesla. Germany has also promised a €1bn subsidy boost for electric cars.


    Road transport currently makes up a fifth or all of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has set a target reduction of 60% set for 2050 (measured against 1990 levels). By 2021, all new cars must emit no more than 95 grams of CO2 per km.


    Carlos Calvo Ambel, an analyst for the Transport & Environment think tank, has stated that Europe would miss its greenhouse gas targets altogether if it followed the Auto Fuels Coalition paper’s advice.


    A spokesman for Shell said: “Nothing in the report can be interpreted as seeking to block electric vehicles.”


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