1 Way Propane Marketers are Combatting the Tank Shortage and Rising Price of Steel in 2021

This post is an updated version of an older blog post from 2019. A perfect storm has been brewing in the global steel market. Strong demand has collided with supply shortages, causing the price of steel to reach an all-time high and inventory levels to plummet. Like other sectors of the economy, the propane industry […]

Continuous Improvement

One thing that’s great about our internet-connected LPG tank monitoring solution is that we’ll never stop making improvements. And while small-batch domestically manufactured devices allow for rapid hardware improvements, I share a bit more about what we’re doing with software. There’s a lot happening and a lot of new features coming! Software on the device […]

Dave visually inspecting PCB

Manufacturing

The saying “hardware is hard” is repeated often because many start-ups lack experience with hardware manufacturing.  Most setbacks occur in this step of bringing new products to life. Our team still has a lot to learn about the delivered commodities industries and consumer pain-points, but we have plenty of experience collecting energy data with connected […]

Smart Meters and Benchmarking

Smart meters for delivered fuel customers offer all the same advantages as those for electricity, and then some! Logistics of deliveries are difficult. It’s hard to know the optimal time to deliver, especially when weather is the only estimate of tank level. A lot of people confuse smart meters with energy monitors. We’re building functionality […]

Hardware, Firmware, Tank Level Somewhere

We’re working through the final details. Our hardware works great. So does the App for remotely viewing tank levels. But configuring the device for WiFi relies on some pretty tricky firmware. One really hard part of what we’re accomplishing is giving you intuitive feedback from the device. While we’re really happy with the physical install […]