Q&A

  1. How does a Fuel Level Sensor work?
    Omnicomm LLS Fuel Level Sensor is designed to measure fuel level in the vehicle fuel tank and fuel storages. The sensor is connected to any AVL-device reporting the measured fuel value. It is also possible to monitor and control fuel data using special software which allows for creation of different reports on transport fuel consumption, as well as to notify in case of violations.
  2. Why is a Fuel Level Sensor better than any other fuel monitoring solution?
    There are currently several ways to monitor fuel consumption. However each of them has its drawbacks. For example, a standard floater does not have high level of accuracy, while a CAN-bus has the so-called “dead zone” where the inaccuracy can reach 100 liters. Such methods of control as fuel consumption rates, set by manufacturer or the company using equipment itself, are unfortunately, imprecise as well. Consumption rates are usually inflated and, moreover, they do not consider vehicle load, driving style and road quality.
  3. What is the economic efficiency of a Fuel Level Sensor?
    An improved fuel monitoring system can save up to 30-40 % of the fuel costs. Such savings guarantee ROI within 2-3 months. With oil and fuel prices continuously rising, more and more companies operating fleets are thinking about reducing the fuel costs. By choosing appropriate fuel monitoring solutions, everyone benefits – fleet owners cut fuel costs while system integrators earn money.
  4. Why is fuel control essential?
    Fuel monitoring technologies have advanced significantly. With oil prices rising every year, it becomes essential to have fuel control systems in place. Especially this refers to companies operating large fleets. Logistics management tries to have the “right product”, in the “right quantity”, at the “right place”. Fleet management systems with precise fuel monitoring solution provide necessary tools to optimize logistics and cut expenses. As fuel accounts for at least 30% of operating costs, fuel management is the main logical place to start in order to achieve operational efficiency.
  5. Which industries require fuel monitoring?
    Any company owning fleet benefits from accurate fuel monitoring. Speaking about specific industries, fuel monitoring equipment is widely spread in farming, logistics, construction and development, road building, mining. Commercial fleet for passenger transportation is also one of the main consumers of quality fuel monitoring equipment.
  6. What is the algorithm for counting economy on fuel monitoring?
    The basic algorithm is quite simple. Its objective is to count fuel expenses before installation and after it. Then it comes to analysis of fuel consumption with the help of a fuel level sensor. Work of fuel level sensor is analyzed as well as fuel drain. Usually the amount of economy in one month accounts for 30% average. With fuel costs equaling to – say – 1 mln dollars a month, even a 5 % economy makes a sufficient figure for cutting fleet expenses.