Discuss Data – Efficiency and Telematics
We are all increasingly aware that we live in a data-driven world and the plant hire sector is no different. Where once decisions were made on perception or historical experience the typical plant manager is now equipped with a range of machine performance parameters which Flannery has worked hard to consolidate and present in single, consistent and regular format capturing data from all machine types and sources.
Increasingly clients are requesting this data be automatically transferred into their own in-house systems which of course is completely possible upon request.
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The machine alone will not deliver on our drive to be better, less reliant on natural resources and proactively manage our peoples’ time. Utilising data and translating that to our people so they can understand how to evolve behaviours will help Flannery and its clients realise a demonstrable improvement in fuel burn, idle times, CO2/NOX/particulate emissions.
Just as data has come to the fore so now clients are becoming more aware of the cost and time savings that machine control can deliver. Whilst there is no substitute for a highly skilled and experienced operator, there are huge time advantages in equipping him or her with the technology to enable them to make a single pass/cut to complete their task. Trials have shown that tasks can be performed anywhere up to 40% faster using machine control verses relying on hand-eye coordination alone. For more information on our Digital Construction offering click here.
Hybrid Excavator Fleet
Flannery have operated the largest UK fleet of Hybrid excavators since deciding to invest heavily back in 2012 for the London Olympics. Since then, that investment continues to grow as the evolution of technology continues. Today, fuel savings range between 20-35% depending on type/model in comparison to their modern-day non-hybrid equivalents. See our case study or video for further information.
Hybrid Vehicle Fleet
Flannery continues to invest heavily in the Komatsu hybrid excavators. With the enhanced fuel-saving technology, the hybrid machines provide up to 30% reduction in fuel consumption and 20% CO2 reduction on site.
“It’s seven years since we added our first Komatsu hybrid excavator to the fleet. We are building the largest hybrid fleet in Europe with a further 20 units on firm order for 2022 from Komatsu alone. We are proud to continue to enhance our offer to our clients enabling them to drive a greener, more sustainable construction site of the future” – Patrick Flannery, Flannery Managing Director.
“We are delighted to have agreed on another deal with Flannery to supply more market-leading Komatsu hybrid excavators as they continue their strategy of creating a multi-fuel machine fleet. Once delivered, this means Flannery will be running the largest fleet of hybrid excavators in Europe.” – Jeremy Nugent, Marubeni-Komatsu Sales Director.
With ultra-low emissions, this technology provides a lower environmental impact and a superior performance to help reduce operating costs and lets the operator work with complete peace of mind.
Auto-idle on Delivery Vehicles
Innovation at Flannery not only takes place within our plant fleet but also the vehicles we utilise to support our clients. Most significantly this has involved the review and upgrade of our haulage fleet to ensure Flannery can continue to operate one of the most modern, innovative and fuel-efficient fleets on roads today.
All trucks are now Euro 6 Compliant and benefit from sophisticated telematics which is deployed to focus on driver behaviour, route planning and truck diagnostics. This ensures Flannery truck drivers are some of the best equipped in the industry.
Further advancements have been made to the trucks equipping them with auto-idle technology deliver substantial fuel and environmental savings as well as reducing noise (through engine shut-down) within the communities that we serve.
- 4% fuel saving month on month
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HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils) fuel delivers a sustainable option for many users of traditional diesel and can even reduce operational difficulties to that of traditional diesel by lowering the risk of contamination when used as a backup fuel.
This fuel reduces carbon output in excess of 93%, together with a reduction in NOx and particulate matter as well as near-zero sulphur. It can also deliver fuel efficiency increases by as much as 7% since HVO fuel has a higher calorific content/ amount of energy.
Flannery are happy to support you with any future trials you wish to run with alternative fuels.
Read more about the alternative fuel in our environmental brochure here.