FEM has picked up a contract to supply US manufacturer Frontline International’s Smart Oil Management system to the UK market.
The system is designed to eliminate the need for operator staff to handle oil, allowing operators to fill and empty fryers at the push of a button. Claimed to be safer, increase oil yield by 10% and help the business turn waste oil into a profit-earner, it can be connected to the internet for remote management.
Frontline’s EZ Oil is the part of Smart Oil Management that is said to make filling fryers easy. It features a space-saving rack where boxed oil is stored. The boxes are connected to a pump system which fills the fryers when required. EZ Oil is compatible with many brands of boxed oil.
For waste oil handling, Frontline offers a choice of indoor or outdoor tanks. When oil needs changing, staff push the button and the waste oil is pumped into the tank.
An optional web-based software package connects the system to the internet, giving managers a remote dashboard where they can monitor oil usage, standardise filtration, schedule waste oil pickups and measure diagnostics.
The Smart Oil Management system allows operators to control and account for all oil – this level of scrutiny is said to typically save 10% of usage. Meanwhile the tanks enable operators to hold waste oil and sell it to third parties as biofuel.
Mark Hogan, commercial director of FEM, said: “The Frontline system is a smarter way to manage oil. It eliminates the slip and burn hazards associated with oil handling, while reducing costs and increasing profits.
“Although Frontline is new in the UK, it’s well established in the USA. There are 26,000 installations around the world, with users ranging from independents to major chains.”
Frontline’s Smart Oil Management system will now available through FEM dealers. The cost for a complete system starts at around £9,980, with an estimated ROI of around 12-18 months.