LPG Tank Monitoring

ISA technology will ensure that you’re able to extract more value from your current operation by planning your deliveries upfront, reducing the number of trips and optimize your truck fleet.


Only by regularly gathering tank levels you’ll be able to effectively manage your operation. This can easily be achieved, by deploying ISA products to enable the collection of your tank levels.


To know your inventory at a glance, all your propane stock status and have it sent to you automatically is achievable by rolling out our technology.


ISA LPG Tank Monitoring is a full-fledge offering that will enable you to deploy devices to collect field data that uses GSM or CDMA networks to store it in a cloud server in order to be accessible by our own software apps or integrated into your own ERP. Data availability is always online as well a specialized support service will enhance all your operations by performing all types of analytics on top of the data.


Installation is a seamless process that is done with a support Android App – Mammut – that will assure that all the correct site data is gathered as well the devices are properly configured and setup. This allows you to have a plug-play solution on-field.


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Benefits


  • • Efficient Delivery

  • • Zero run-outs

  • • Convert 'will call' customers

  • • Increase the drop size

  • • Reduce the number of deliveries

  • • Optimize truck fleet

  • • Proficient maintenance

  • • Improved asset management

  • • Increase market share

  • • Dedicated Installation Android App

  • • Safer refills supported by display units

  • • Monitor tank safety parameters - cathodic protection

How it works


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1. Easily install our flagship logger c.Log and RTU device using the mammut app. The tank part of the installation requires only to plug-in the device into the remote ready dial.


2. The collected data is then sent using GSM or CDMA cellular networks to our cloud servers, so that you can access it wherever you are. If a threshold level is reached, an alarm will be issued in real time.


3. Data is now available to the dispatcher at the most convenient interface - our own web apps or your own company stock management and/or dispatch applications*.


4. You are able to fully optimize your operation yet with no run-outs. Enable a whole new service level!


*Our products link to major ERPs and route planners for propane retail.


Mammut


Mammut is part of Prognos solution to support field-based technicians on their day to day activities. Mammut allows to support and schedule all field operations by providing precise activities to the workforce.


A set of pre-determined activities is passed on to the technician phone. It also includes the complete equipment configuration on the field, avoiding unnecessary interactions with customer support.


All equipment information is available and uploaded using an embedded QR Code reader which will allow the technicians to insert equipment information swifter.


Mammut is prepared to work offline during the field operation which means that there is no dependency on cellular data to execute scheduled operations.


An effective synching mechanism will assure that all the information is updated at the central servers once Internet connection is available


Main Features

  • • Support and schedule all field operations

  • • Complete equipment configuration on-field

  • • Offline operation, no need for cellular data plans

  • • GPS coordinate setup using the device built-in GPS

  • • Equipment information is available and uploaded using an embedded QR Code reader

  • • Synch mechanism assures data consistency once a network connection is available

Prognos


Prognos provides a set of data and KPIs for an effective site monitoring and management.


The Prognos Web App is design to provide you a site supervisor that will enable you to easily navigate throughout with monitored sites and collect information, in near real time.


Here you’ll be able to access all your insights in a fast and simple way using our dashboards or even deep dive into each specific site to get a detailed view of the site you desire.


Main Features

  • • Global indicators of the tank park

  • • Individual report of each tank

  • • Minimum levels alarms

  • • Supplies planning

  • • Sales evolution

  • • Supplies history

  • • Gas metering data

  • • Multi product support

c.Log


The c.Log is a M2M cost effective solution for physical variables monitoring with built-in data logging and remote communication capabilities.


c.Log is compatible with several sensor types, directly connected or connected through Radio Frequency – Remote Transmitter Units (RTU).


During its operation, collects and stores sensor readings and transmits them, periodically to a remote server. A series of alarms are available for configuration in order to setup the right triggers to your operation, enabling an effective management of the monitored assets.


Being battery powered, the c.Log can be installed anywhere where a mobile coverage, GSM or CDMA is available.


Main Features

  • • Installation in less than 5 minutes: check here

  • • Analog and digital inputs

  • • Configurable Alarms

  • • Maintenance-free

  • • Software integration with ERP

CitySDK

Objetive: Helping cities to open their data and giving developers the tools they need, the CitySDK project aims for a step change in how to deliver services in urban environments. With governments around the world looking at open data as a kick start for the economies, CitySDK provides better and easier ways for the cities throughout the Europe to release their data in a format that is easy for the developers to re-use. Taking the best practices around the world the project will foresee the development of a toolkit – CitySDK v1.0 – that can be used by any city looking to create a sustainable infrastructure of “City apps”.
The project will focuses on three pilot domains: Smart Participation, Smart Mobility and Smart Tourism.

Project Scope: Within each of the three domains, a large-scale Lead Pilot is carried out in one City. The experiences of the Lead Pilot will be applied in the Replication Pilots in other Partner cities.
CitySDK is creating a toolkit for the development of digital services within cities. The toolkit comprises of open and interoperable digital service interfaces as well as processes, guidelines and usability standards. CitySDK enables a more efficient utilization of the expertise and know-how of developer communities to be applied in city service development.
This approach will engage a great number of citizens and developers in several European Cities, informing 31 Million citizens, half a million active users and a thousand developers, creating a sustainable network to implement the Smart City concept.
The project will allow the construction of a technological convergent market, defining standards to apply in several applications.

Site: www.citysdk.eu

Project Begin: 01/01/2012

Project End: 30/06/2014

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Objetive: Adapt4EE aims at augmenting the contemporary architectural envelope by incorporating business and occupancy related information thus providing a holistic approach to the planning, design and evaluation of energy performance of construction products at an early design phase and prior to their realization. The project also aims to deliver and validate a holistic energy performance framework that incorporates architectural metadata, environmental parameters, critical business models and treating occupants as the central reference point. The Adapt4EE framework, identifying and analysing occupancy behaviour (presence and movement) will align energy consumption points to all interrelated enterprise aspects (business processes, enterprise assets and utility state and operations).

Project Scope: Adapt4EE will develop an enhanced semantic enterprise data model that treats, learns and manages the enterprise environment as an intelligent agent, perceives environmental state using multi-type sensors and information modalities. The Adapt4EE Enterprise Model will incorporate business processes and occupancy data. It will also constitute a formal model for enterprise energy performance measuring, monitoring, simulation, prediction and optimization. The model will be calibrated during the training phase based on sensor data capture during operation and then applied and evaluated in real-life every day enterprise operations. More specifically the Adapt4EE Enterprise Models will allow for the proactive identification of optimum local adaptations of enterprise utility operations, based on predictions of possible occupancy patterns and respective business operations and energy profiles.
Adapt4EE will provide a set of Open Business Reference Models as well as respective methods and tools for modelling and simulating the real life operations of construction products, thus allowing for more accurate and realistic evaluation of the energy impact of alternative design and planning decisions. In order for the Adapt4EE vision to be realized and in the view of combining the advantages of the worlds of Building Information Modelling and Business Process Modelling treating occupants as the central point of reference as well as the catalyst of this fusion, several prerequisites are set in the form of intermediate or main Scientific and Technological objectives. The overall project success will be defined by the efficiency and effectiveness of the appropriate synthesis as well as the individual quality of these specific achievements. Therefore we can establish seven main actions in this project:
– Establishment a Hybrid Enterprise Modelling Approach combining different modelling methods;
– Design and Develop innovative algorithms and techniques to automatically extracting Occupancy Patterns;
– Development and evaluation of an Multi-Agent Based Holistic Modelling and Simulation Framework (methods, algorithms and tools);
– Establish an Integrated Enterprise Energy Performance Model that extends current Energy Performance Models;
– Design and implementation of an Open Semantic Based Middleware for integrated Management of Multi-Sensorial Clouds;
– Deliver Innovative interface mechanisms for the detection of complex patterns of space occupancy and energy consumption;
– Design and implement an indicative multi-sensorial network, dynamically incorporating a large number of heterogeneous input sources to provide accurate monitoring data related with space occupancy, energy consumption, comfort levels and environmental quality.

Site: www.adapt4ee.eu

Project Begin: 01/11/2011

Project End: 31/10/2014

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ENCOURAGE

Objetive: Creation of an effective solution to implement a system with Embedded Intelligent Controls for Buildings with Renewable Generation and Storage allowing building managers to:
– Directly optimize energy use in buildings: optimal control of internal sub-systems;
– Enable active participation in the future smart grid environment: effective interaction with external world, including other buildings, local producers, or electricity distributors.

Project Scope: These energy optimization objectives will be achieved in three complementary actions:
– Developing supervisory control strategies that will be able to coordinate larger subsystems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, renewable energy generation, thermal storage, etc.) and orchestrate operation of the numerous devices in such systems. Energy use in buildings will be optimized as a trade-off between occupants comfort, energy costs and environmental impact, while taking into account people’s habits, weather conditions, electrical characteristics of appliances and devices, thermal characteristics of buildings, local energy generation and storage capacities and market conditions, such as existing tariff structures.
– Through the development of an intelligent gateway with embedded logic supporting inter-building energy exchange. This brokerage agent will communicate directly with other buildings and local producers to negotiate possible use of the electricity produced locally in their premises. This mechanism will aim to increase interoperability of buildings and will address challenges related to deployment the future Smart Grid concepts and technologies.
– Developing novel virtual sub-metering technologies and event-based middleware applications that will support advanced monitoring and diagnostics concepts. Systematic performance monitoring will ensure the achieved savings are sustained over long period of time without being degraded by deteriorated performance of both mechanical equipment and the monitoring and control system itself.

Site: http://www.encourage-project.eu/

Project Begin: 01/05/2011

Project End: 31/04/2014

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BEEM-UP

Objetive: BEEM-UP will demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing the energy consumption in existing buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake. BEEM-UP will implement an innovative approach to go beyond a 75% reduction in space heat energy consumption, in addition to reducing the total energy consumption. Ambitious energy reduction will be demonstrated as the economically most attractive alternative for retrofitting.

Project Scope: BEEM-UP develop and demonstrate innovative, cost effective and high performance retrofitting concepts and solutions to be adopted by architects and designers, promoters and contractors, clients and users to boost high quality energy efficient renovation and accelerate the retrofitting uptake of low efficient building stock. This project will also proceed to implement three pilots in several European cities: Paris (France), Alingsås (Sweden) and Delft (Netherlands).

Site: www.beem-up.eu

Project Begin: 01/01/2011

Project End: 31/12/2013

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IMMO (Install, Monitor and Multi-Optimization)

Project Name: IMMO: Smart Oil & Gas Platform – Installation, Monitoring and Multi – Optimization

Project Code: CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-003266

Main objective: Reinforce research, technological devolopment and innovation

Region of the intervention: Centro

Beneficiaries:

ISA – Intelligent Sensing Anywhere, S.A.

INESC Coimbra – Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra

Subvention: 215.400,85

Approval Date: 16-10-2015

Starting Date: 03-06-2015

Conclusion date: 02-06-2017

Total eligible cost: 383.678,26€

Financial support from European Union: FEDER – 215.400,85€

Objetive, activities and expected results: The objective of the project is develop a solution for the downstream sector of Oil&Gas market, namely for the tank telemetry domain, encompassing all the business processes from installation through data validation and availability ending in customer operations optimization.
The project includes six activities, of which the key activities are technical specifications, research, development and prototyping as well as validation of the solution in real environment. The expected result will be deliver a complete solution that allow ISA customers to reduce the number of tanks drops and increase the amount of gas per delivery.

Mammut Video: https://youtu.be/6ao1aO7sFoA

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SPORTE2

Objetive: SPORTE2 aims to manage and optimize the triple dimensions of energy flows (generation, grid exchange, and consumption) in Sport and Recreation Buildings by developing a new scalable and modular BMS based on smart metering, integrated control, optimal decision making, and multi-facility management. This tool will enable a new relationship and business model structure between facility managers and power providers. The approach will target a reduction of energy consumption by up 30%, with commensurate CO2 reductions and cost savings.

Project Scope: Opening of a market for ICT-based customized solutions. Collaboration framework between the ICT and buildings and construction sectors. Radical reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Implementation of three real scale Pilots in Santa Maria de Lamas (Portugal), Cesano (Italy) e Bizkaia (Spain). Market analysis and dissemination plan.

Site: www.sporte2.eu

Project Begin: 01/09/2010

Project End: 28/02/2013

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TICE.Mobilidade

Objetive: The “TICE.Mobilidade – Mobility System User Centered” aims to provide mobility services focused on the user, using for such infrastructure converging internet tools and thus making those solutions available in the market. This project will also provide a digital platform to facilitate the access to mobility services by users, combining mobility, energy optimization, urban spaces management and shared information to develop services for urban mobility.

Project Scope: The mission of the project involves developing new services that make the urban mobility network more efficient, through the results of several actions:
– Development of a service commercialization platform;
– Development of an information platform;
– Support to identify and define business models;
– Mobility products and services development ( Management system for urban transportation; service platform to share bicycles; information services of public transportation companies; financial, time and environmental impact report system in user’s mobility; multimodal support system to mobility services; taxation systems and services; promotion of inclusive mobility)
Coimbra and Porto were the two cities chosen to install the first pilots and proof of concept.

Site: http://tice.mobilidade.ipn.pt

Project Begin: 01/01/2011

Project End: 31/12/2013

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SMeter

Objetive: Design, development and validation of an integrated solution for Energy Efficiency and Smart Metering, including tele-measurement mechanisms, tele-metering and tele-operation, included the following components: Software platform obeying Service Oriented Architectute paradigms (SoA) and Internet of Services (IoS) for integration of multi-metering and sub-metering information.

Project Begin: 01/10/2011

Project End: 30/09/2013

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