4.0 Dispensing FuelLink
Click Dispense from the Main Menu to Dispense Fuel.
4.1 Dispense OptionsLink
We have built iFuel® Mobile to satisfy a range of customer needs. For this reason it is possible to collect various parameters each time fuel is dispensed. Your organisation will have established a policy to ensure they collect the data they need to administer the iFuel® Mobile System.
4.2 Dispense ParametersLink
The Following Parameters can be collected with each fuel transaction. Parameters can be
CLIENTYour Customers are referred to as clients within iFuel® Mobile
SITESEach Client has one or more Sites. A Site is the place they actually do the work.
PROJECTSAre not exclusive to a Client or Site, but to the entire Company that runs the iFuel® Mobile. Project may operate across a range of Clients/Sites
iFuel® Mobile Parameters can be configured in four ways:
- No Parameters at all
In some cases Parameters are not collected, and you will not be required to select anything.
4.3 Selecting ParametersLink
Simply tap the screen for the parameter you wish to select (ie
Project) and a list will be shown. Tap an option in that list to select it and return to the dispense menu.
The methods to select either
PROJECT is the same.
Notes on EquipmentLink
In some cases iFuel® Mobile is configured such that the Client owns the Equipment. Rather than the iFuel® Mobile owner having their own fleet it allows each of your customers to have a fleet independent of the other equipment.
In this case, you may need to select your Client prior to revealing the Equipment List.
If you are unsure or confused, touch base with our Support Desk and we'll chat it over with you.
4.4 Equipment SelectionLink
Equipment is selected from one of two ways.
SELECTChoose from a list
SCANScan a QR Code using the smartphone camera
4.4.1 QR ScanningLink
Allows the app to scan a QR Code to identify:
- Preset Limits
Simply tap the Screen where it shows the Scan option. The camera will open, and point your phone at the iFuel® Mobile QR Code. If its the first time you use the Scan function your phone will request permission to use the camera, always accept this option.
This image shows the Dispense page, before Scanning.
This image shows the Dispense page, after Scanning.
Note the Icon changes from an Outline to a Solid once the Equipment has been selected.
4.4.2 List SelectionLink
Allows the operator to select the Equipment for refueling.
Tap the Equipment section, and a list of Equipment will be shown. There may be a search bar (depending on your system) that enables you to quickly find any machine with a search string. Note the search string applies to multiple fields:
- Equipment Type
If the Equipment only has one compartment registered, the compartment will be automatically selected for you.
Where there is more than one compartment (ie more than 1 diesel tank OR more than one fluid tank) you will need to select that compartment too.
Once you have selected the equipment, you may be required to enter the ODO. The required Unit of Measure (UOM) will be shown. Click the ODO Section to enable a key pad, and simply enter the Odometer Reading.
4.6 Made a mistake?Link
If you have made an error with your selections, simply tap the item again to select it.
You can start again by taping the
CLEAR button, or
CANCEL to return to the main menu. See image above.
4.7 iFuel® Mobile ConnectionLink
You must be within 5-10 meters to connect and use the iFuel® Mobile system.
4.7.1 Special NotesLink
When you selected the Equipment/Compartment combination we applied a fluid filter. That means if you select a DEF Compartment iFuel® Mobile app will only search for iFuel® Mobile systems configured with a DEF Pump.
Tap the iFuel® Mobile section to connect to your pump.
In this image it tells us the App is scanning, but not yet connected. Note the Icon is an outline as the iFuel® Mobile unit has not yet been connected.
4.7.2 Selecting your iFuel® Mobile unitLink
You should see your iFuel® Mobile enabled Pump in the list shown.
Simply tap the List Item to connect to it.
Although a rare occurrence, should there be multiple iFuel® Mobile units in range, multiple List options will be shown. Be mindful to connect to the correct iFuel® Mobile system in these cases.
4.7.3 Scanning IssuesLink
If your iFuel® Mobile unit does not show up, simply click the
Refresh Scan Button to scan again. Scanning takes around 5 seconds and always clears the cache of devices.
If you repeatedly experience issues with scanning or your scan results, please raise a Support Ticket.
When you iFuel® Mobile unit has been connected to your smart phone, the system will be shown as follows.
Note the Icon is now solid indicating the unit is connected. The name of the iFuel® Mobile unit is also shown.
It's not too late to cancel now. Click
CANCEL to go back to the main menu. Click
CLEAR to clear the form and start again.
Notes on rangeLink
iFuel® Mobile expects you to be within approx 10m to use the system. You will notice the Range Slider fluctuate as you move around. If it goes red, you could lose the connection, which will stop the pump.
Should the connection break, get back close to the iFuel® Mobile unit and the connection should automatically re-establish itself and start the pump again. If not, you will need to start the dispense transaction again.
If you have selected all the Parameters correctly and Connected to the iFuel® Mobile unit, your Start button will be visible.
START to commence pumping. The app's User Interface will update to show the fluid dispensing.
You must stay within 5-10 meters for the iFuel® Mobile system to operate as expected.
- Local noise, interference and environmental conditions may interfere with the range.
- Industrial equipment such as welders, plasma cutters, strong electric fields and starter motors may cause substantial interference
- Remain in line of sight for best signal strength
Transferring fuel is hazardous by nature. Please consult your Safe Work Method Statement for further details. These warnings are to be used as a guide only.
- Always remain close by to any fuel dispensing activities.
- Always use an Auto Shut off nozzle
- Use a safety approved platform for any difficult to reach fill points
- Always ensure tanks are vented prior to filling
4.11 Volume Dispensed.Link
Once the iFuel® Mobile unit has started dispensing fuel, the app will show your progress.
You can press
STOP at any time.
If your iFuel® Mobile system is integrated with an
PUMP SWITCH pressing these will also stop the pump.
If your iFuel® Mobile is integrated to a
NOZZLE HOLSTER hanging up your nozzle will also stop the pump.
iFuel® Mobile is integrated with
PRE START TIMEOUT If you authorise the pump, but fail to commence flow this Timeout, iFuel® Mobile will terminate the transaction.
POST FLOW TIMEOUT If the system detects no flow for a period exceeding this Timeout, iFuel® Mobile will terminate the transaction.
PRESET If the volume dispensed equals or exceeds the preset volume limit, iFuel® Mobile will terminate the transaction.
For any transaction that Times Out will need to be started again.
4.13 Dispense SummaryLink
After you hit stop the pump, or the transaction is terminated for any other reason the Dispense Summary screen will be shown.
MAIN MENU to go back.