Telemetry is wireless transmission of data from a remote source that is collected automatically. Sensors at the site measure the data and you are able to view it in real time! Telemetry for gases is a game changer- if you’re able to see gas levels on location then you can avoid unnecessary travel and labor or streamline ordering and keep inventory levels in check!
Remote monitoring technology in gases has made massive strides over the past few decades. The old bulky, wired telemetry systems are fortunately a thing of the past! Gone are the days of frustrating and time-consuming configuration during on-site setup!
Advances in technology have given us hardware at much lower costs and new, more reliable, wireless protocols that use 99% less power than previous options. These developments and the prevalence of cloud connectivity and mobile apps have made it cheaper and easier to remotely monitor at scale. Traditionally telemetry had been solely focused on bulk installations but these advances allow for applications with liquid cylinders, high pressure cylinders and even consumables or hardgoods.
Simple Set-Up: New wireless telemetry allows us to install your sensors within minutes! Mobile-apps allow for complete control during set up, as well as easy modification and troubleshooting.
Lower Costs: Sensors no longer cost an arm and a leg and don’t come with any high ongoing fees. Generally, modern service fees start at less than $10/month and hardware costs start at roughly a hundred dollars.
Software Assistance: Recent sensor solutions provide hundreds of readings each day! This enables real time visibility as well as software assisted detection of anomalous behavior.
Products That Meet Your Needs: Hardware, firmware and software is now designed to work together to solve issues that gas distributors run into. The result is simple- no buttons to press and no configuration.
Cellular Connectivity: Cellular connectivity across 2G/3G/4G and hundreds of cellular networks within a single device comes standard. Plus, the sensor and cellular modem are two separate components. So the sensor’s battery life is never affected by cellular service quality. All sensors work with all cellular gateways so if there is a better connectivity solution that comes along, you’ll only deal with replacing the gateway, not the whole sensor.
Various Sensor Types: Differential and high-pressure solutions are historically the most common telemetry sensors in the market. However, current providers have weight based sensors that enable monitoring all types of liquified and cryogenic gases too!
Remote monitoring is a more viable opportunity than ever for distributors! Allowing them to decrease their own operational costs and improve levels of service with end customers. Pulsa offers a great range of telemetry options- learn more about two of our favorites below!
The Pulsa Pressure is great for specialty gases, manifolded industrial gases, medical gases and laboratory gases. So simple that it works straight out of the box- featuring easy set-up in person or remotely with no wires, no pairing AND no maintenance. If measurements are taken every three minutes, then the Pulsa Pressure has a battery life of 5 years! And with the low battery warnings, you can set it and forget it.
It is also weatherproof- wetted components are 316 stainless steel and viton. It offers 2900 psi standard measurement range with a ±0.25% accuracy, and up to 6000 psi measurement range is available.
Another great option is Pulsa's Industrial Scale! Great for measuring product availability on anything that is mission critical to your business like high pressure CO2, welding wire, fasteners, consumables, inventory on shelves, fabricated parts and any other supplies you can think of! This scale measures up to 260lbs with ±1% accuracy and you can easily combine up to sixteen 12"x12" tiles to achieve a greater loading area. It has a single button tare and container weight adjustment. Plus, with a battery life of 5 years with measurements ever three minutes and low battery warnings, you won't have to worry! There's no wires, no pairing, and no maintenance and set up is simple!
Learn more about how telemetry can help you save time, money, and labor by reaching out by phone (410) 687-8400 or filling out the form below!