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Undeniable Benefits of Level Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Sector

The Internet of Things can add automation, analytics and cognition capabilities to a connected industrial infrastructure, helping companies enhance their revenue streams.
By Sanjeev Verma

Theft Detection:
Fuel theft is not a new challenge for the oil and gas sector. Either through illegal bunkering, pipeline tapping or some other method, oil thieves have always found ways to get away with stealing petroleum. The theft of crude and products from trucks is another illicit method that puts the economic conditions of refineries in turmoil.

In most cases, truck drivers and handlers are directly indulged in these criminal acts, which makes theft detection even more difficult. By embedding level-monitoring sensors in tanker trucks, oil companies can monitor the quantity of fuel being conveyed from distant locations at all times.

Moreover, companies can monitor other aspects associated with secure fuel transportation, such as the route taken by trucks and their real-time locations. This helps oil companies to make sure fuel is securely transported to petroleum dealers.

The oil and gas sector is the engine of the global economy. It facilitates the flow of valuable crude and its products for various industrial and commercial applications. However, the industry is reluctant to face several challenges associated with improper resource utilization, oil theft, and inefficient operation and management.

The IoT is a technology that can be infused in the architecture of the oil and gas industry to counter these challenges. The above-discussed application of IoT-based level monitoring shows the potential of the IoT in this sector if it is implemented extensively at a large scale. Moreover, its flexible nature makes it a perfect fit instead of a wired system, as it can be extended to other scalable applications if required.

The Internet of Things can be blended with other industries associated with different vertical markets as well. It is a major driving force that will add automation, analytics and cognition capabilities in a connected industrial infrastructure, and will help companies to enhance their revenue streams.

Sanjeev Verma is the founder of Biz4Intellia, one of the leading IoT development companies in the United States. He is extremely passionate about the Internet of Things and explores the possibilities unleashed by the IoT on a constant basis. At Biz4Intellia, Sanjeev's concrete focus is on building a rapid growing, market-driven organization that delivers influential IoT business solutions.

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