New from Superior Energy Systems (SES), fleets using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas, can remotely monitor their tanks. The software allows fleets to monitor tank levels through SES’s fuel management software for an unlimited number of tanks and stations. Here to tell us more is Derek Rimko of Superior Energy Systems.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS HAS COVERED SUPERIOR ENERGY SYSTEMS BEFORE, BUT FOR OUR NEW READERS, CAN YOU GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY?
RIMKO: For more than 40 years, Superior Energy Systems has brought together engineering, manufacturing, construction, and safety expertise to focus on operational excellence. We provide turnkey liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas liquid (NGL) systems and infrastructure solutions as well as safety and compliance training. We have manufactured more bulk plants and trans-shipment terminals throughout the United States than any other company and have over 1,200 propane autogas dispensers located across North America.
SUPERIOR ENERGY SYSTEMS RECENTLY MADE REMOTE TANK MONITORING AVAILABLE FOR FLEETS. WHAT DROVE THIS INNOVATION?
RIMKO: Superior Energy Systems’ customers were continuously requesting a one-stop shop for tank monitoring along with the fleet management software. Superior Energy Systems previously used similar technology at its midstream terminal and bulk plant locations that made adapting a solution easier. Superior Energy Systems also found that fleets new to propane autogas often run out of fuel before they expect to need a fuel delivery, which caused multiple issues. This innovation answers all those needs.
HOW DO FLEETS MONITOR THEIR TANKS? AND HOW MANY TANKS CAN BE MONITORED?
RIMKO: An unlimited number of tanks can be monitored simultaneously. To monitor tanks, fleets simply log into their Superior Energy Systems Fleet account from any internet-enabled device. The tank inventory levels are accessed through the home page.
WHAT ARE OTHER BENEFITS OF THIS SOFTWARE?
RIMKO: Fleets are eager to use the monitoring solution because it enables them to easily view their tank inventory and set alerts for specified tank levels. It also helps fleets eliminate dispenser and skid downtime with additional troubleshooting capabilities from the Superior Energy Systems side. Thus, instead of Superior Energy Systems staff having to travel for a quick fix, many issues can be resolved with remote system monitoring. Fleets are also impressed that no additional software is required for the monitoring system if they already use the Superior Energy Systems propane autogas fleet management system.
BEFORE SUPERIOR ENERGY SYSTEMS’ REMOTE TANK MONITORING, HOW DID MANAGERS MONITOR THEIR TANKS?
RIMKO: Prior to tank monitoring, fleet managers would use third-party software systems or have to physically view the tank gauge on-site. With this system, they can now view their tank levels without needing additional software.
WHAT STEPS ARE REQUIRED FROM A MANAGER TO ENABLE REMOTE TANK MONITORING?
RIMKO: Assuming the tank monitor is installed, it is automatically enabled. The fleet manager would simply log in to their Superior Energy Systems Fleet account and access the remote tank information through the homepage.
IS THIS TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TODAY? IF NOT, WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE TO OUR READERS AND SUPERIOR ENERGY SYSTEMS CUSTOMERS?
RIMKO: Yes, it is available today. It can be installed on most in-service autogas stations with PRO-Vend 2000 series dispensers and can be added to any new refueling station that is ordered from Superior Energy Systems and includes a PRO-Vend 2000 series dispenser.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESPONSE?
RIMKO: Customers are excited that they do not have to use multiple platforms to monitor their inventory levels, and they also appreciate the increased remote capabilities offered by the system.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR SUPERIOR ENERGY SYSTEMS?
RIMKO: We continue to offer the most effective technology and make advancements in propane autogas refueling, including our control system and backend software. In addition, Superior Energy Systems continues to support both the midstream and industrial propane markets with equipment, systems, and solutions.
RIMKO: As alternative fuel technologies continue to expand, Superior Energy Systems is committed to keeping propane autogas at the forefront of fleet manager’s options as they make their journey to improve the environment and save money.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Derek Rimko is the vice president of operations at Superior Energy Systems. Find out more, visit www.superiornrg.com.