It's the responsibility of the user to determine the current tank level and estimate when it will be necessary to request a refill to avoid running out of stock
Refilling requests may be too late (the user has run out of gas) or too early (there is still sufficient provision for a prolonged period)
The routes must be readjusted constantly to satisfy the demand, decreasing the efficiency in the distribution and increasing the service times
A customer who can not be resupplied on time is a dissatisfied customer
Propane distributors are especially conditioned by strong competition and must necessarily be careful and cost efficient.
There is no certainty of the actual routes used or the times required for each task
Our solution provides remote level monitoring of propane tanks in real time, so that the planning of visits could be done proactively and with minimal user intervention. The real consumptions are combined with historical and predictive information to make a forecast of the remaining level in order to optimize routes and minimize urgent calls, increasing user satisfaction. This information is also available to the user to control the consumption and billing of the service.
Gas level sensors placed in each tank measure the remaining gas
The sensor periodically reports the tank level on a wireless network LoRaWAN (long range and low consumption) to a concentrator
The hub receives, decodes and transmits this information to a web server
The application server in the cloud captures, analyzes the data and makes predictions of consumption
Refill visits are scheduled and sent to the distributor truck
A mobile application on each truck reports the progress of the route, the volumes of each refill and the amount billed
The control center updates routes and orders online and sends updates to all the involved trucks to avoid losses of time and fuel
Users receive on their phones, gas consumption reports, visit programs, billing information, etc