Freestyle Hops is a New Zealand hop garden that grows hops in the Northern part of the South Island. Their focus is to grow exceptional aromatic and flavourful hops to the world for craft breweries to make exceptional beer.
The Upper Moutere hop garden had a very old coal-fired boiler on site which was demolished and replaced with two modern, state-of-the-art diesel boilers so a large diesel storage tank was required to feed these boilers. Along with the boilers is the machinery onsite, which consists of the running of 15 x tractors in the harvest season which work for fourteen hours each day. During the harvest season the site uses 6,500-7,000L every few days so a tank was required that would cope with the boiler usage as well as being able to keep refuelling the machines.
Sean Riley of Freestyle Hops, who is the General Manager of Freestyle Hops in NZ was pricing fuel from various distributors in his area who were offering him a tank as part of a fuel supply contract however he felt the 10,000L tank size they were offering wasn’t going to sufficient enough for the amount of fuel his operation was using. Sean also decided he would prefer to own his own fuel tank and was referred to Fuelchief by Tasman Heating & Combustion, the supplier of his new boiler system.
After qualifying Sean’s requirements, Fuelchief proposed a DCD200 (18,500L) tank complete with the Sapphire Lite fuel management system. This would allow Sean to accurately keep an eye on the times which his workers were refuelling machines and the amount of fuel he would be using.
Sean is very pleased with his new tank and especially like the dual usage the tank gives him of keeping his boilers running while also refuelling his machinery fleet. Sean is also looking at another 2 x 40,000L tanks within the next couple of years for some of his other hop gardens.
Further information on the DCD200 and other customised fuel tanks below.
The DCD200 combines strength and security when it comes to fuel storage. Made from a robust steel design and featuring 6mm thick inner and outer wall design, the DCD200 is a great reason to upgrade your fuel storage situation today.
The DC200 combines strength and security when it comes to fuel storage. Made from a robust steel design and featuring a thick inner and outer wall design, the DC200 is a great reason to upgrade your fuel storage situation today.
The DC150 combines security, strength and durability when it comes to fuel storage. Made from a robust double skin steel, the DC150 is a great fuelling solution.
The DC450 combines strength and security when it comes to its large fuel storage capacity. Made from a robust steel design and featuring a thick inner and outer wall design, the DC450 is the largest fuel solutions in our DC tank series.
The Fuelchief DC100 diesel fuel tanks are the perfect option for when space is limited yet the power of fuel pumping is still imperative.
Fuelchief have a range of custom, and plug-and-play solutions for the brewery and winery industry. Chat to our team today.