Austrian Armed Forces take delivery of new fuel dispensing racks
The trials and training to prepare the ground for a new intake of fuel dispensing systems has been completed by the Austrian Armed Forces (Bundesheer).
The modular fuel systems have been produced by WEW, part of the Germany-headquartered Thielmann Group, and 20 of them have been purchased by the Bundesheer.
During the training, members of the Bundesheer were instructed on how to use the HVM-F (Heavy Vehicle Module – Fuel) systems and how to maintain them at maximum efficiency levels. The Bundesheer will be using the HVM-F units, also called Containertankanlage 10m³ (CTA 10m³), to transport, store and dispense both diesel and kerosene.
The units are based around WEW’s HVM-F design. Over 2000 examples of the HVM-F (Fuel) and -W (Water) variants have been delivered since 2004, having seen service in some of the most hostile operating locations around the globe including Iraq, Afghanistan and more recently Mali.
Almost all HVM-F systems, including the Bundesheer units, are fitted with an integral, autarkic (self-driven) pumping system, which enables them to be dispensing fuel within minutes of arrival. The 10,000 litre self-bunded tank is a specially designed and patented low-profile format to maximise vehicle stability during high-mobility off-road operations.
WEW Container Systems GmbH provides specialist tank containers and swap tank solutions for transporting and storing liquids, gases and dry bulk. WEW tank containers have approvals for transporting more than 1800 hazardous liquids and toxic gases worldwide.
The company is part of the Thielmann Group, which provides liquid container solutions from five litres up to 100,000 litres. It operates globally in the beverage, chemicals, coatings, food, pharma, automotive, defence, nuclear, oil and gas, and emergency services markets.
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