The Smart Oil Management system, developed in the USA by Frontline International, has now been launched in the UK through FEM. The complete system eliminates the need for staff to handle oil, allowing operators to fill and empty fryers at the push of a button. It’s not only safer but also increases oil yield by 10% and helps the business turn waste oil into a profit-earner. Plus, it can be connected to the internet for remote management.
Frontline’s EZ Oil is the part of Smart Oil Management that makes 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, so there’s no need for the operator to change supplier.
For waste oil handling, Frontline offers a choice of indoor or outdoor tanks. When oil needs changing, staff simply push the button and the waste oil is pumped into the tank. Unlike some waste systems, these tanks don’t need to be hidden: their modern, good looking design and stainless steel exterior means they can be sited anywhere.
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, measure diagnostics and so on.
The Smart Oil Management system allows operators to carefully control and account for every drop of oil – this level of scrutiny typically saves 10% of oil usage. Meanwhile, the tanks make it easy for operators to hold waste oil and sell it to third parties as biofuel – adding directly to the bottom line.
“The Frontline system is a smarter way to manage oil,” says Mark Hogan, Commercial Director of FEM. “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 is available through FEM dealers. The cost for a complete system starts at around £9,980. The estimated ROI is around 12-18 months.