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Our energy team is excited about offering you the benefits of the proven Cenex® Automated Fuel Delivery System. If you have a question that is not answered below, please call your refined fuel sales specialist today.
What is Automated Fuel Delivery (AFD)?
AFD is an electronic monitoring system installed in your fuel tank. When the fuel drops below a predetermined level, based on your average fuel usage, it initiates an order. An order is then created and will be placed on a route, assuring there is always fuel in your tank.
What are the benefits of being on AFD?
The most notable benefit to having AFD is that you will no longer have to worry about ordering fuel. The monitor will do the work for you. Fuel orders are created and routed to your tank based on your average usage. We will keep you supplied with fuel with no upfront charge. With the Average Monthly Consumption Billing you do not pay for the fuel until you actually use it, so your money is no longer tied up in fuel inventory.
What is my cost for being on AFD?
There is NO COST to the customer to be on the AFD program. Monitors will be supplied, installed, and maintained by Viafield.
Is a monitor required to receive a fuel delivery?
There are some instances when a monitor is not feasible. In those cases, the customer is asked to call and order their fuel a couple days before the delivery is required. The delivery trucks are loaded with a predetermined amount of fuel in the early morning hours with all the gallons accounted for. A two to three day notice for fuel deliveries is recommended to assure your fuel is delivered in the most efficient manner.
How does the delivery truck know what to put in my fuel tank?
A Viafield team member will profile every tank you use in your operation. The tank will be measured for accurate delivery sizes, and labeled with a tag stating the correct fuel. The GPS coordinates are recorded to enter your location into a computer generated map to assure accurate deliveries.
What if I'm expecting a sudden, short-term increase in my fuel usage?
In the event that you will be expecting a short term increase in fuel demand due to manure haulers, custom chopper, etc. we ask that you notify us. We will make accommodations to top your tanks off and meet your increased fuel demands.
How do I convert my fuel tank to winter fuel as temperatures drop?
As winter approaches we begin adding CFI (Cold Flow Improver) to all of our premium diesels. If you prefer to have subzero temperature protection call us and we will put a “hold” on your tank. This will stop any deliveries from being made until your tank reaches the desired lower fuel level. When your tank is at the level you wish to receive winter fuel, please notify us. We will switch the product in your tank and take it off of “hold”. This will create an order to fill your tank with as many gallons of winter fuel as you wish. When the weather warms up we automatically switch your fuel back to summer fuel, unless notified.