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Written on: October 26, 2022

CLEVELAND — Superior Energy Systems now offers remote tank monitoring for propane autogas storage tanks for fleets. Monitors will automatically tie into company’s proprietary, cloud-based fuel management software. This capability is a combined effort with Marshall Excelsior, BASE Engineering Inc. and GVM Integrations and allows fleets the ability to monitor autogas tank levels without marketer coordination.

With this new feature, fleet operators can view tank levels of an unlimited number of stations on the dashboard of their personal Superior Energy Systems’ propane autogas account. Specific tank level alerts can be set up at any percentage amount to appear on the dashboard, and alerts can also be sent by email to fleet personnel. For fleets not on a regular propane delivery schedule, the feature allows for greater control of planning fuel deliveries. Additionally, the monitoring system enhances Superior Energy Systems’ remote troubleshooting capabilities by offering a more comprehensive view of not only dispensers like the Pro-VEND 2000 and 2500, but the entire skid system. It can also help fleets avoid costly equipment replacement, downtime and failure.

“Superior Energy Systems is the only dispenser manufacturer to offer this specific propane autogas tank monitoring capability,” said Derek Rimko, vice president of operations. “We continue to offer the best technology available in autogas refueling, including our control system and backend software, and this is a perfect example of expanding our offering to ensure fleet managers have all the necessary tools to reap the benefits of autogas.”

Rimko said Superior Energy Systems implemented the tank monitoring technology in multiple field locations prior to product release for testing. “Fleets are excited about the monitoring solution because it enables them to easily view their tank inventory and set alerts for specified tank levels,” Rimko said. “It also helps fleets eliminate dispenser and skid downtime with additional troubleshooting capabilities from the Superior Energy Systems’ side.” Rimko said that instead of Superior Energy Systems’ staff having to travel for a quick fix, many issues can be resolved with remote systems monitoring. “Fleets are also impressed that no additional software is required for the monitoring system if they already utilize the Superior Energy Systems’ autogas fleet management system,” he said.

“Any fleet can benefit from the tank monitoring, but those with multiple stations can benefit greatly due to the increase in visibility from a fleet manager’s perspective,” Rimko said. “They can view every station’s tank level in one place; with the click of a button, as well as set alerts when to be notified of specific low fuel levels on specific stations. We have found that fleets new to propane autogas often run out of fuel before they expect to need a fuel delivery, which causes multiple issues. Fleets that are not on a regular delivery schedule also benefit as it allows for better control of planning fuel delivery times.”

About Superior Energy Systems, Ltd.: For more than 40 years, Superior Energy Systems has supplied propane infrastructure and services. We bring together engineering, manufacturing and construction expertise while focusing on operational excellence and turnkey systems. We build made-to-order propane vaporizers and mixers, portable and permanent rail towers, metering and odorant skids, and propane autogas dispensers. We have manufactured more bulk plants and trans-shipment terminals throughout the United States than any other company. Visit us at our Cleveland headquarters or learn more at SuperiorNRG.com.