Fuel Tank Monitoring v. Automation


Propane and Heating Oil Delivery at a Whole New Level

What is the difference between fuel delivery automation technology and traditional monitoring? Tank monitors perform one basic task—fuel level measurement. EnerTrac 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 EnerTrac 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 EnerTrac 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

EnerTrac 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 EnerTrac 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