Why Mobile Petrol Pump?
In rural areas there is no easy access to petroleum in rural areas. There are lot of farm equipments which needs fuel. The villagers have to come to city for fuel which is always time consuming activity.
According to the narrator, there is a tremendous market potential for such products in rural areas. Instead of bringing vehicle to fuel, let gas station bring the fuel to vehicles and equipments lying around. This is not yet tried in India.
Hence, the project 'Mobile Petrol Pump – Bringing Fuel to the Vehicles' was undertaken by the narrator as an innovative idea to design the mobile petrol pump to serve rural population of India.
A mobile petrol pump for villages covering two‐three villages and having certain duration in week or so at particular place for petrol dispensing service.
Sponsored by MIDCO, the project 'Design of a Mobile Petrol Pump' aims to come up with a product that will serve this need. The major challenge in the project is the safety issues involved. Besides the design needs to be complied with CCOE rules.
The final solution has the dispensing interface at the back and hydraulics near the cabin assuring a safety. Final concept is capable of dispensing diesel as well as gasoline. The total fuel capacity is 9 KL. Besides this all, the product has given a new identity through product form.
The main advantage of this type of form is the cost of the product. Each vehicle is separately built over the chassis, so complicated forms normally become expensive due to the workmanship involved. However attempt is made to create a new identity through partial exposure of the oil tank.
Scope of the Project:
The petrol‐dispensing unit can be a part of vehicle or a transportation medium, which will carry a sufficient amount of gasoline. The challenge in the design is about the storage of the gasoline and about interface and dispensing module of the pump.
This is an entirely new product concept. There are lot of similar products are available in foreign market but they are with limited applications. In Indian market no such product exists till to this date.
Case Study Downloads:
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