LPG is currently supplied in the form of cylinders delivered to households based on monthly on-site meter readings.
Owing to the way that LPG consumption varies according to household temperature and everyday circumstances, and the fact that meters are read only once a month, cylinders tend to be replaced even when fairly full so as to ensure that customers do not run out of gas.
We are developing a LoRaWAN-based system for remotely monitoring cylinder gas levels frequently and accurately to optimize LPG cylinder delivery.
Collecting daily gas consumption data enables:
- ・More efficient LPG cylinder delivery
- ・More precise management of cylinder gas levels
- ・Possibility of fitting just one rather than two LPG cylinders to cut costs
- ・Maintenance of stock at an appropriate level