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Satellite Fueling

A method for simultaneously fueling tanks on both sides of a large truck. 

The typical over-the-road truck is equipped with two diesel fuel tanks. These tanks, called saddle tanks, are positioned on either side of the truck cab. When a driver fuels these tanks through use of a single hose, the fueling operation becomes protracted because of the size of the truck. 

Satellite fueling is a solution in which fueling stops are equipped with satellite systems that include tandem dispensers on each side of the truck, allowing a driver to fuel both saddle tanks simultaneously.

In a typical satellite fueling facility, the product flow rate is relatively high (35 to 40 gallons per minute) and a single metermeasures and records the flow of product being simultaneously dispensed into the two truck fuel tanks.