Smart Gas Metering
In a gas utility application, meters must function for long periods of time and transmit data regularly. A combination of smart metering technology with sensors for smart valves, gas pressure and gas leak detectors on the same network represent a concrete response for gas utilities to enhance safety and improve overall efficiency. Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol enable cost-effective and efficient solutions for gas utilities.
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Sindcon and IoT Kreasi Indonesia developed battery-powered smart meters utilizing LoRaWAN to eliminate the manual energy and water meter reading process from larger buildings with several tenants. The smart meters further benefit from LoRaWAN connectivity for remote control of the water meters.
Kiwi Technology’s Network Control Unit uses Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to connect and monitor gas meters in real time and potentially reduce gas leaks.
Arson Metering utilizes Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard for its new smart gas metering sensor solution, which detects dangerous levels of methane in gas, wirelessly sends a notification to a mobile device and then immediately shuts off gas supply.
GTI utilizes the LoRaWAN® standard in its Natural Gas Smart Safety Shutoff System which shuts off valve and meter once methane is detected, preventing a possible gas-related incident.
eLichens’ avolta gas sensor featuring LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard detects natural gas (methane) leaks with ultra-selectiveness, allowing for instant alert of any devastating gas leak for response and potentially save lives.
Vision Metering onboards municipal utilities across the U.S. and Latin America with its metering hardware and software leveraging LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol at a rate of two to three per week
Alpha-Omega Technology's new KLAX line of smart meter interface modules leverage the LoRaWAN protocol enable the simple deployment and retrofit of legacy metering solutions for real-time utility data transfer over LoRaWAN networks.
Vision Metering, LLC’s LoRa-based applications enable the upgrade of legacy metering solutions, requiring traditional walk-by or drive-by reading methods, to fixed, long range AMI, for hourly or daily data transfer over LoRaWAN networks for efficient utility management and billing.
Elmeasure and ClodPi's new LoRa-based prepaid energy metering solution tracks and reports usage data in real time for precise billing and reduced energy waste in utility applications.
NSOFT’s “Smart Read” family of modules use LoRa devices to seamlessly convert older solutions to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), bringing additional benefits to the customer, including reduced waste and cost, and increased efficiency for the grid.
Digimondo's end-to-end smart utilities starter package based on Semtech's LoRa devices simplifies the deployment and operation of a LoRaWAN network, allowing municipal utilities insight into the business benefits of LoRa-based applications.
Seluxit integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into smart metering solution, MeDa, deployed throughout Germany to help consumers change wasteful energy habits and save money.
Goldcard's smart gas metering products to help public utility companies improve efficiency and reduce management costs, with an estimated up to 25% in savings.
Lemonbeat integrates LoRa Technology into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage.
Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled meters offer the ability to monitor a building’s utility usage in real time.
EasyLinkin's LoRa-enabled smart meters monitor utility usage rates in real-time to provide facilities more visibility to reduce operating costs.
Suntront’s smart utility solutions automate gas and water management, sharing the data through a Cloud-based application, resulting in minimized costs and increased efficiency.
In the News
Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart gas metering solutions are featured below.
Standardization Across UtilitiesUtilities of all types have a need to improve control and measurement of the commodities they supply in order to bill consumption accurately, reduce wastage, cut operational costs and give a better customer experience. Read more
Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and the LoRaWAN® Standard Optimize Smart Metering with SindconVia a robust LoRaWAN® infrastructure, Sindcon smart meters reduced human error by more than 80% compared to manual reading. Read more
Semtech devices featured in Kiwi Technology gas metering solutionSemtech Corp., a leading global supplier of high performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Kiwi Technology, an advanced Internet of Things (IoT) turn-key solutions and data analytics provider, is using Semtech’s LoRa® devices for its new third party class B Network Control Unit (NCU) that connects gas meters via the LoRaWAN® standard. Read more
A tropical paradise both beautiful and smartAn initiative by the Cook Islands’ government will introduce connected ‘smart’ devices on all of the islands using Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard. Read more
IoT technology can advance environmental monitoringLPWAN and IoT sensors help manufacturers, developers and organizations address environmental climate concerns with connected applications and streams of real-time data. Read more
Digitizing utilities with LoRaTo obtain more information on the status of the distribution networks, utilities are looking to implement systems that are able to provide them with rapid updates on the condition of the equipment in use. Read more
Low-Power, Long-Range Sensors Detect Gas LeaksTo precisely detect natural gas leaks, IoT sensors must be deployed properly. Here’s an example of one sensor that helps achieve that goal. Read more
How the internet of things is monitoring the Earth’s resourcesAlistair Fulton from LoRa developer Semtech runs through some climate-friendly applications using LoRaWAN-enabled devices. Read more
LoRaWAN brings smart connectivity to Cook IslandsUsing LoRaWAN the Cook Islands will be transformed into a smart island. Read more
LoRa devices help Swiss utilities towards digital transformationDistribution System Operators (DSOs) are being helped to meet information needs by Elvexys, a European company specialising in grid data management. Combining Elvexys’ knowledge in the acquisition, processing and conversion of industrial communication protocols with IoT technologies, it proposes scalable data collection solutions to both utilities and industry. Using Semtech’s LoRa devices for industrial wireless networks allows an easy connection to remotely sited devices such as substations and gas, electricity and water meters. Read more
Application Briefs & Use Cases
Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart gas metering.