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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LoRa smart utilities e-book By implementing a LoRa-based smart utilities infrastructure comprised of sensors and gateways, utility and metering companies can collect data remotely and use personnel more efficiently to streamline operations and reduce cost.
LoRa Devices: Smart Utilities Real World Solutions
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Smart utilities are choosing LoRaWAN With governments increasingly recognizing the need to control energy consumption and reduce wastage and inefficient consumption of vital resources, the requirement to make utilities smart is not only desirable but also the law in many countries.
Why Utilities are Choosing Smart LoRaWAN Connectivity
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LoRaWAN in the utility and housing industries in Germany Produced in collaboration with Minol ZENNER, this white paper explores the legally-compliant deployment of LoRaWAN in accordance with current German regulatory standards.
LoRaWAN in the Utility and Housing Industries in Germany
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Successful interoperability with DLMS/COSEM and LoRaWAN This whitepaper explains the results of the engineering work that has taken place over the last few months to build a high-performance, standards-based, interoperable communications profile exploiting the best elements of both technologies to link to the new SCHC internet technology.
A Solution for Successful Interoperability with DLMS/COSEM and LoRaWAN
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Smart utilities using LoRaWAN white paper by LoRa Alliance LoRaWAN offers a strong value proposition to the utilities market with the flexibility to deploy and/or leverage private and public networks in a cost-efficient manner, along with interoperability at the network and device levels. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
Connecting Utility Assets Using LoRaWAN
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Infographics

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LoRa Transforms Smart Utilities Utility and metering companies are implementing smart Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve service, increase efficiency, decrease waste, and reduce their carbon footprint. Discover the impact of IoT applications developed for gas, electrical and water utilities.
LoRa Transforms Smart Utilities
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Semtech, creators of LoRa® devices and low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions, has collaborated with Oxit, IoT developers of intelligent energy products, to introduce a new comprehensive gas safety system (CGSS) that mitigates risk for utility companies and citizens.
Utility Gas Safety System
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We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa devices have enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart gas utility deployments.

Kiwi Technology Smart Gas Metering
Connected Gas 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 Smart Gas Metering
Smart Gas Metering Solution

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.

natural gas smart safety shutoff
Natural Gas Smart Safety Shutoff System

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.

Gas Leak Prevention

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.

LoRa smart utility meter adoption
Smart Utility Meter Adoption

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

LoRa legacy meter retrofit
Legacy Meter Retrofit

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.

LoRa Smart AMI-based meters
Smart AMI-based Meters

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.

LoRa-based prepaid energy metering
Prepaid Energy Metering

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.

LoRa-based AMI energy metering applications
AMI Metering 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.

LoRa based smart utility starter package
Smart Utility Starter Package

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.

LoRa-based smart utility meters
MeDa Smart Meters

Seluxit integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into smart metering solution, MeDa, deployed throughout Germany to help consumers change wasteful energy habits and save money.

LoRa smart gas metering solutions
Smart Gas Metering

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.

LoRa-based smart utility metering applications
Convenient Utility Metering

Lemonbeat integrates LoRa Technology into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage.

LoRa-based real-time smart utility monitoring
Real-Time Utility Monitoring

Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled meters offer the ability to monitor a building’s utility usage in real time. 

LoRa-based Internet of Things utility metering solution
IoT Metering Solution

EasyLinkin's LoRa-enabled smart meters monitor utility usage rates in real-time to provide facilities more visibility to reduce operating costs. 

LoRa-based smart metering for gas & water utilities
Smart Water & Gas Management

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. 

Semtech devices featured in Kiwi Technology gas metering solution

Semtech 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 smart

An 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 Agenda

IoT technology can advance environmental monitoring

LPWAN 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 LoRa

To 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 Leaks

To 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 resources

Alistair Fulton from LoRa developer Semtech runs through some climate-friendly applications using LoRaWAN-enabled devices. Read more
Electronics 360

LoRaWAN brings smart connectivity to Cook Islands

Using LoRaWAN the Cook Islands will be transformed into a smart island. Read more

LoRa devices help Swiss utilities towards digital transformation

Distribution 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

Creating a Comprehensive and Safe Gas Utility System

A LoRa-enabled CGSS solution delivers a complementary solution that can easily coexist with existing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. Read more

Semtech Announces LoRaWAN Integration for Arson Metering’s Smart Gas Metering Solution

Semtech Corporation announced its collaboration with Spanish utility metering systems provider, Arson Metering. Arson Metering is utilizing Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard for its new smart gas metering sensor solution. Read more

Application Briefs & Use Cases

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart gas metering.

LoRa-based nationwide smart metering network Czech Radiocommunications’ nationwide LoRaWAN-based network enables smart metering applications and covers 75% of the Czech Republic.
Nationwide Smart Metering
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LoRa-based wireless smart gas meter & monitor Transforming a conventional storage bottle or tank into a smart device, LoRa-enabled sensors from Butano 24 can detect a bottle’s state of fill.
Wireless Gas Level Monitoring
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In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart metering.