Merridale Fuel Pump

โ›ฝ Called out to a fuel pump that we installed back in 2015.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Customer complaint was that pump was refusing to dispense fuel, claiming memory full.

๐Ÿ”Œ Knowing the system meant that were happy that the pump was unlikely at fault. A computer that we installed runs a software program that contains a database and downloads transactions in the background from the pump for monitoring.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ After trying to connect to the PC remotely and and having problems with this, it was decided that a site visit was required.

๐Ÿš.After a short journey we arrived and got to work. We found the computer untouched, running nicely where we had installed it many moons before.

โฌ†๏ธ It was found that Windows had upgraded itself to Windows 10 and was stuck in a setup screen and had been for a few months this causing the software on the PC not to run.

๐Ÿšฆ After sorting the issue, we made sure that the software connected to the pump and downloaded the transaction list. We conducted a visual check of the fuel pump electronics to ensure everything was still up to the job. All good here.

โ›ฝ A test fill up was conducted and customer happy that pump is working again.

Fuel pump having months of transactions downloaded.
Computer still living happily in its cupboard in the shed next to fuel tanks.
Fuel pump control circuits looking as good as the day they were installed.
A single transaction is 3 blocks if I remember correctly.
Fuel pump looking a little worse for wear after 5 years in its second life.

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