Semtech and AIUT Optimize Petroleum Gas Management With LoRa Devices

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Semtech and AIUT Optimize Petroleum Gas Management With LoRa Devices

Semtech Corporation, supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and algorithms, announced that IoT hardware and software provider AIUT Sp. Z o.o. (AIUT), specialized in the oil and gas markets, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol into its new line of intelligent sensors for measuring the volume of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in tanks.

The sensors enable the remote and automatic monitoring of gas consumption, improving the process of supply and reserve management for distributors to reduce operating costs.<

The oil and gas industry is increasingly demanding smarter, scalable and connected infrastructure to monitor LPG tanks in real time,

said Krzysztof Paramuszczak, Director of the LPG Division at AIUT.

Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol enable AIUT’s products to offer the attractive benefits of reliable, continuous and remote LPG monitoring, as well as deployment flexibility. These advantages allow customers to improve workflows, reduce operating cost and prepare for future challenges.

To satisfy customer demand, fuel stations and gas suppliers require a consistent inventory of LPG. Efficient, accurate and reliable remote monitoring solutions allow the prediction of tank levels and the optimization of refill schedules. AIUT’s new platform for smart LPG tank monitoring allows real-time management of LPG data from the supply network down to the individual tank. The applications leverage the capabilities of LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to provide tank data and metrics on use, creating a coherent tool for the management of the gas supply. This leads to cost and efficiency advantages over legacy solutions such as drive-by or in-person tank reading. AIUT’s solutions also include remote valve control to stop or re-enable gas flow through the pump or tank, thus increasing safety and reducing waste on-site.

LoRa devices represent a proven choice for real-time resource monitoring, providing actionable insight to reduce operational expenses and increase efficiency in gas management,

said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT Product Marketing & Strategy in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

LoRa-based products are flexible in deployment, allowing their use on tanks underground without sacrificing connectivity or requiring external infrastructure. AIUT leveraged this deployment flexibility with LoRa devices’ capabilities for long range and reliable data monitoring to deliver leading products for the future of LPG management.

AIUT’s new LoRa-based LPG sensors are available in the U.S. market immediately. AIUT also has a number of deployments across Europe.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: AIUT

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