AdBlue tank telemetry solution : Remote tank monitoring

AdBlue tank telemetry solution four data

Which connected solution for AdBlue® & IBC ?

What is AdBlue® fluid ?

AUS32 AdBlue® & IBC telemetry systems are quite recent.

For the past ten years or so, fleet managers of trucks or diesel vehicles have been equipping themselves with AdBlue® tanks & IBCs.

In concrete terms, “AUS32”, also known as AdBlue®, is a blue liquid manufactured by various brands in accordance with the ISO 22241 standard.

The product is composed of 32.5% urea and 67.5% demineralised water to be approved.  It is then used for diesel vehicles equipped with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology. This product therefore makes it possible to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel engines by 85%.

Solution de télémétrie pour cuve AdBlue

Avoiding the breakdown

If there is no AdBlue® the vehicle may not start. Thus, AdBlue® failure is critical and leads to an emergency supply situation.

Few fuel distributors are equipped with bulk trucks for AdBlue® delivery. As the plants are few and far between, the supply can sometimes take several days.

It is estimated that in France, out of a fleet of 100,000 tanks & IBCs, only 3% are equipped with an AdBlue® delivery system. And only 3% would be equipped with a remote gauging system.

Which AdBlue® tanks are compatible with Four data?

This is why a telemetry solution for AdBlue® tanks makes sense.

That is why, since the end of 2020, Fuel it offers a complete Remote Tank Monitoring solution (hardware, software & service) for all AdBlue® containers.

Fuel it is a leader in the supply of this type of wireless and communicating technology. Our ultrasonic sensor connected to the various LPWAN (Sigfox-Lora) and NB-Iot/LTE-M Cat1 networks allows for remote visualization of the current level & consumption.

The aggressive nature of AdBlue (urea acidity) requires the electronic board to be treated against crystallisation. That is why Fuel it has developed a radar sensor that is not sensitive to the effects of the blue liquid. This probe can be applied directly to any type of tank (Pehd, plastic, etc.) and allows to see the level with precision.

A connected gauge on the top of the tank allows to monitor the level and to be alerted in case of reaching a threshold (usually 15% of remaining liquid). All AdBlue® tanks, IBCs, cisterns & tanks on the market are compatible with the ultrasonic gauge or the radar gauge.

Fuel it equips all the tanks of e.g. the AdBlue® bulk delivery service stations of a Swiss & Italian distributor with its software tool.

Fuel it equips more than 3,500 AdBlue tanks in Europe via its fuel distributors, AdBlue manufacturers, pump & home station manufacturers or specialist distributors

The tanks in the bulk delivery stations are metal & buried, where radar technology is not compatible on metal. In addition, we use our ultra-sonic sensor connected to the GSM network (Lte6M Cat 1 3G/4G) to visualise the levels. The data is uploaded 4 times a day to our cloud interface which allows us to view all 127 service stations.

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