Why EnerTrac?


Propane and Heating Oil Delivery at a Whole New Level

Fuel Delivery Automation vs Tank Monitoring
What is the difference between fuel delivery automation technology and traditional monitoring? Tank monitors perform one basic task—fuel level measurement. EnerTracSE Fuel Delivery Automation Technology shows you your entire tank operation so that you can make strategic delivery decisions. This advanced technology is less expensive per unit than traditional tank monitors. It is simpler to operate and more tightly integrated with your customers and processes. And it gives you continuous reporting so you will never be caught short by last-minute run-outs.

It also gives an added benefit to propane dealers. Since oil is only used for heating, dealers can get a rough guestimate of usage by measuring degree days. But since propane is a multi-purpose fuel used in a variety of appliances, usage is difficult to predict. With EnerTracSE Fuel Delivery Automation’s censoring technology, propane dealers will know exactly how much propane their customers’ households are using in their grills, pools, gas ranges and generators.

Propane is a multi-purpose fuel used in a variety of appliances which makes usage difficult to predict. With EnerTracSE Fuel Delivery Automation's censoring technology, propane dealers will know exactly how much propane their customers' households are using in their grills, pools, gas ranges and generators.

Fuel Delivery Automation Technology not only tracks fuel levels, it monitors tank performance. By reading tank levels multiple times a day, EnerTracSE can help you identify conditions such as:

  • Inefficient furnace operation
  • Fuel level not decreasing
  • Leaking tanks
  • Burner Lock-out

EnerTracSE enables you to be prepared and proactive, to anticipate problem areas before they become expensive headaches. It helps increase customer satisfaction by ensuring their continuous comfort and safety. And it provides a level of delivery efficiency that is not remotely possible with fuel monitoring.

Fuel Delivery Optimization Goals Tank Monitoring EnerTracSE
Fuel Automation
Avoid all unnecessary deliveries
Vastly reduce the risk of run-outs for all customers
Vastly reduce most waste and lower costs
Vastly improve profits
Vastly eliminate problems and headaches
Improve customer satisfaction and loyalty Selective Yes
Saved deliveries = new accounts = 250% more profit
Receiver Network

  • Vendor owns network to control costs
  • Guaranteed 5yr fixed network cost?
$$$$

  • No
  • Impossible
Free

  • Yes
  • Yes
Fully integrated with BOS?

  • Recalibrates for accuracy with every fill?
  • Alerts when incorrect delivery is made?
$$$$

  • No
  • No
Fully

  • Yes
  • Yes
Warranty

  • Out of warranty replacement cost
12 months?

  • Hundreds
5 years

  • $40
Cost of Making a Delivery
The internet has changed the way the world does business. Fuel dealers need to be smarter and leaner in their operations. With EnerTracSE, you’ll be better able to take control of costs and increase profitability, even in the face of market challenges.

So what is the REAL cost of making a delivery? Independent industry research shows that it's about $70 on average. Labor (drivers) and equipment (bobtails) are the two biggest contributors to delivery costs. In fact, 'no deliveries' when a tank is checked and doesn't need to be filled is considered a delivery. With the EnerTracSE solution, you'll increase the average size of a delivery and avoid wasteful 'no deliveries'.

The data provided by an EnerTrac eSensor will allow you to achieve true delivery efficiency, which means that you deliver when a tank is 30% full, not 50% full (an inefficient delivery) or empty. As you know, delivering when a tank has run out leads to all sorts of issues and can be very costly from a brand and customer satisfaction standpoint. In this age of social media, run-outs are very costly indeed!

Back Office Software Integration

The EnerTracSE Fuel Delivery Automation solution is tightly coupled with the dealer’s Back Office Software and includes a full set of operational applications. eSensor data is integrated into the dealer’s degree-day forecast with extensive tank management and exception reporting, such as customer tank monitor administration, eSensor report, automated alerts, automated delivery ordering and delivery efficiency reports. To ensure a successful implementation, EnerTracSE technical support works closely with the dealer IT team throughout the transition.


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EnerTracSE has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as a leader in developing energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious solutions for fuel dealers. We are not a distributor or a middleman—we are the inventors of our technology.  This means you benefit from the deep knowledge and expertise of people who have lived and breathed our solution, tested and refined it, and who understand every aspect of its implementation. We take personal ownership in the success of our technology—and of your business.

Transitioning to EnerTracSE Fuel Delivery Automation requires changing established practices and traditional ways of thinking about fuel delivery. This may seem like a big step for your business, but with EnerTracSE, you have a full support team in your corner.  Who are we? We are the sales and support teams who oversee your entire project. We are the programmers and networking experts who integrate our Monitoring System into your back office software. Our program managers and implementation personnel, technical experts and troubleshooters are in the field and on call for you.  We are all here to help make your fuel delivery capabilities more efficient and economical, every step of the way. And even after implementation, we are the team you can call for support should any issues arise. 

Nantucket Energy uses EnerTrac propane sensors to cut delivery costs, increase market share, and improve customer service.


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