LPWAN devices and wireless RF technology are making it easy and affordable for smart metering to monitor and manage gas levels remotely. Self-reporting gas bottles can add intelligence, efficiency and higher-levels of service to the far-flung web of customers serviced by a typical bottled gas distributor. Long- range, LPWAN-enabled wireless sensors can transform a conventional storage bottle or tank into a smart device, which detects its own state of fill and communicates the information to a Cloud-based inventory management and scheduling application.

Gas Level Monitoring

NETOP ultrasonic level sensor, a micro-controller embedded LPWAN transceiver and a unique ID number. The sensor module takes periodic measurements of the gas level and transmits them to the network of LPWAN-based gateways within its range (typically 20 Km).

Gas Level Monitoring Process

| Stationary and portable gas bottles |


With the recent increase in extreme weather events, water is becoming scarcer and its usage is becoming a front page news topic. A great amount of water is being lost through leaks in the piping infrastructure. Water leakage and meter reading represent the two biggest operational costs for water utilities.

By implementing a smart water infrastructure, comprised of sensors, gateways, automated meter readers embedded with LPWAN technology, and an intelligent low-power, wide area network based on the LPWAN protocol, utility companies can dramatically reduce their operational costs.

Water Flow Metering

Multiple sensors embedded with NETOP LPWAN Technology are placed on water pipes leading into homes or buildings. If sensors detect a leak, they send an alert to a LPWAN-based gateway; meter readers can also send information to the gateway about irregular readings that may indicate a leak. Gateway sends information to the network where the data is analyzed by an application server.

Water Flow Monitoring Process

|Leak detectors|Smart water meters|Fire hydrant monitors|Automatic water valve shut off systems