Earlier, the labor was double the result in any task, and now it’s the opposite. Technology is a boon to mankind. After the discovery of rocket science, we knew there was nothing that we couldn’t achieve with technology. In fact, technology is what distinguishes humans from other animals. The human ability to use the available resources by modifying them according to their needs is something that the other animals lack. After making so many sectors solely dependent on it, IT has now made its space even in the gas supply industry.
The gas supply service had been a burden on the shoulders for the suppliers before the introduction of technology to this industry. With vulnerability towards human error even after the long, rigorous procedures, the suppliers always had to be on their toes to deal with emergencies. With the limitations of a barcode, the identification of cylinders was weak, which made the whole process of delivery haphazard. Things, now, have changed quite a lot. Here are some ways in which technology has made the gas supply business easier:
A web application acts as a common platform where information is shared among workers. The information uploaded on it is accessible to everyone through the internet and, therefore, checks communication lapses. Any data entered can be updated easily through a web application. The important thing to note here is how fast and reliable the process has become. It does not require maintenance of papers and decreases the probability of loss of information. The security software in the web application keeps the information handy as well as safe.
Cloud Based Software
Unlike the data entry by humans, which is so prone to inaccuracy that it often causes complications, the telemetry system guarantees 100% accuracy. It is fixed on the exterior of the tanks. It has a robust structure that through cloud computing, observes, analyzes and uploads data constantly with utmost accuracy. It has inbuilt data validation that rejects any wrong information that reaches to it and sends it back for confirmation. It consistently monitors the tanks and, sends customized alerts and notifications set for any significant events.
Barcodes are a mess! They have legibility issues, have a weak physical structure and require being in the line of sight to be readable. However, with the introduction of RFID tags, the identification of gas cylinders has become easier. It has a robust structure with a chip and an antenna and does not require being in the line of sight to be readable. It can carry much more information in its device and is capable of surviving in rough environments. It has RDIF mobile reader that is a wireless device. It sends radio signals to the RDIF tags and obtains a unique code that helps in the locating the cylinder.
GPRS Telemetry System
The position of the tanks plays a crucial role in delivery. It needs to be made sure that the right cylinder is sent to the assigned place. Earlier, there were fragile means to locate the position of the tanks. However, now we have a reliable telemetry device to track the tanks. The device consists of a SIM card that, through GPRS, assists in locating the position of the tanks. This helps in organized deliveries of tanks and is very cost efficient since many tanks can be sent in the same truck. It promotes on-time deliveries and minimizes emergency situations.
With the advancement of technology, the gas supply business has become a lot more manageable than before. It is now more time efficient and cost effective. The inaccuracy of data analysis has minimized, which has led to a more organized system. Now the system promotes punctuality through on-time deliveries and promises a quality service to their customers. Therefore, technology has brought many productive changes in the gas supply industry. If you’re still unfamiliar with its experience, you need to avail these services as soon as possible.