Krampitz Fuel Station Container
Why is the issue of fuel station containers as opposed to construction and expansion of traditional fuel stations so topical and acute?
One of the main reasons is the large number of new type of energy and fuels for vehicles. Today, you have the opportunity to choose between
- diesel and petrol engines being traditional technology;
- CNG (highly compressed natural gas) and LPG (propane/butane);
- Bioethanol and biogas engines being established technology
- and pure electric drive or electric hybrid drive being the next technology.
- Hydrogen drives are still an exception to this rule.
Which technology will finally prevail when and where? Which investment is the right one? The decision-makers of oil companies will have to take the right strategic decisions here and now.
Do you want to commit to traditional fuel stations for the next 30 years or do you want to install flexible service stations that can be modified at short notice?
The problem is, you can’t make a clear decision, what will be the right investment. The technologies and hardware of the drives are currently undergoing enormous further development. In addition, there are country-specific energy resources such as Brazil with bioethanol, Bolivia with CNG, the Middle East with crude oil and natural gas as well as countries with a lot of electrical energy for electric cars – refer to Norway.
The solution to this problem can only be found in an above-ground, mobile, interchangeable, quickly expandable and modular service system.
One service station for several different types of energy.
The use of containerised above-ground components is best for this purpose.
Why containerised units?
- Cost-effective worldwide transport of the units by ship, train and truck using standardised handling equipment.
- High quality of the units through factory production, factory testing and factory test runs = standardized and consistently high quality!
- Quick, easy installation on site on prefabricated foundation plates—extremely short construction time going up to maximum one week.
- Trouble-free, simple expansion of the system by expansion modules with same function and supplementation with other system modules.
- Quick, easy dismantling and removal of the system in case of modified economic, political or climatic conditions.
- High resale value of the system components when sold as each component represents a separate unit, such as fuel machine, shop machine, toilet machine.
- Simple replacement of the system modules with new or overhauled modules. This means no downtime. Repair at factory on request.
What kind of containerized system components are required?
- fuel station container for diesel and petrol;
- CNG container consisting of insulated pressure accumulator, compressor unit, container frame and dispenser;
- LPG container consisting of insulated storage tank, loading equipment, container frame and dispenser;
- transformer containers to supply electric charging stations with at least 1,000 kW of power for six to ten charging stations;
- diesel generator stations to supply electric charging stations in isolated operation or when electrical mains supply is weak;
- various service containers to supply urea, windscreen washer water and mineral oils;
- shop container, toilet container, cleaning container;
- workshop containers, containers for car wash.
Economically viable supply of fuel stations and service points in undeveloped sparsely populated areas
On all continents of the world, traditional underground fuel stations are located in sparsely populated regions. These fuel stations are characterised by low consumption (low transhipment) and consistently high personnel and energy cost. Since 2012, Krampitz has been producing and supplying many fuel station containers for sparsely populated regions in Scandinavia.
These fuel station containers have often been installed on decommissioned former fuel stations. They all work absolutely profitably. Reasons are:
- low investment costs;
- short construction time;
- automatic, unmanned operation with automatic fuel dispenser payment by Visa, Mastercard or internal card;
- fully electronic monitoring of the container system by CCTV;
- fully electronic recording of the filling levels in the fuel station containers and planning optimum routes.
Conclusion: Even in sparsely populated regions, Krampitz fuel station containers can keep investment cost and the system’s fixed cost within a highly profitable range.
Inexpensive and Fast
The simple design of supply networks for new types of fuel or the complete construction of new fuel station systems can be easily realised with containerised system units, extremely short construction time and adherence to very high-quality standards “Made in Germany”.
Well-trained installation teams of approx. 3 professional employees can install up to 25 complete fuel station systems per team and year.
- construction time for foundations and roadway approx. 1 week
- construction and filling of fuel station containers 1 day
- tests and trials 1 day
A professional investor can erect up to 50 fuel stations per year with two installation teams!
Safety details of fuel stations
- high-static firmness by means of constructive design of the Tank Container
- highest security by means of double-wall construction
- optimal space capacity ratio due to cubic building form
- vacuum leak monitor