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Smart Gas Metering

In a gas utility application, meters must function for long periods of time and transmit data regularly. A combination of smart metering technology with sensors for smart valves, gas pressure and gas leak detectors on the same network represent a concrete response for gas utilities to enhance safety and improve overall efficiency. Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol enable cost-effective and efficient solutions for gas utilities. 

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Smart utilities are choosing LoRaWAN With governments increasingly recognizing the need to control energy consumption and reduce wastage and inefficient consumption of vital resources, the requirement to make utilities smart is not only desirable but also the law in many countries.
Why Utilities are Choosing Smart LoRaWAN Connectivity
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LoRaWAN in the utility and housing industries in Germany Produced in collaboration with Minol ZENNER, this white paper explores the legally-compliant deployment of LoRaWAN in accordance with current German regulatory standards.
LoRaWAN in the Utility and Housing Industries in Germany
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Successful interoperability with DLMS/COSEM and LoRaWAN This whitepaper explains the results of the engineering work that has taken place over the last few months to build a high-performance, standards-based, interoperable communications profile exploiting the best elements of both technologies to link to the new SCHC internet technology.
A Solution for Successful Interoperability with DLMS/COSEM and LoRaWAN
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LoRa smart utilities e-book By implementing a LoRa-based smart utilities infrastructure comprised of sensors and gateways, utility and metering companies can collect data remotely and use personnel more efficiently to streamline operations and reduce cost.
LoRa Devices: Smart Utilities Real World Solutions
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Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN white paper from LoRa Alliance Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN are two of the most adopted unlicensed technologies and together they address a large proportion of IoT use cases. The Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies white paper intends to demonstrate how these two widely deployed IoT Connectivity technologies can be utilized in tandem to effectively support a vast array of use cases.
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN®  Deployment Synergies
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LoRaWAN and NB-IoT LoRa Alliance white paper There are several options for LPWAN connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum. and will garner the largest share of the market in the coming years. This white paper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT: Competitors or Complementary
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Smart utilities using LoRaWAN white paper by LoRa Alliance LoRaWAN offers a strong value proposition to the utilities market with the flexibility to deploy and/or leverage private and public networks in a cost-efficient manner, along with interoperability at the network and device levels. Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.
Connecting Utility Assets Using LoRaWAN
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LoRa Transforms Smart Utilities Utility and metering companies are implementing smart Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve service, increase efficiency, decrease waste, and reduce their carbon footprint. Discover the impact of IoT applications developed for gas, electrical and water utilities.
NEW LoRa Transforms Smart Utilities
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Semtech, creators of LoRa® devices and low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions, has collaborated with Oxit, IoT developers of intelligent energy products, to introduce a new comprehensive gas safety system (CGSS) that mitigates risk for utility companies and citizens.
NEW Utility Gas Safety System
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We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa devices have enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart gas utility deployments.

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Natural Gas Smart Safety Shutoff System

GTI utilizes the LoRaWAN® standard in its Natural Gas Smart Safety Shutoff System which shuts off valve and meter once methane is detected, preventing a possible gas-related incident.

Gas Leak Prevention

eLichens’ avolta gas sensor featuring LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard detects natural gas (methane) leaks with ultra-selectiveness, allowing for instant alert of any devastating gas leak for response and potentially save lives.

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Smart Utility Meter Adoption

Vision Metering onboards municipal utilities across the U.S. and Latin America with its metering hardware and software leveraging LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol at a rate of two to three per week

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Legacy Meter Retrofit

Alpha-Omega Technology's new KLAX line of smart meter interface modules leverage the LoRaWAN protocol enable the simple deployment and retrofit of legacy metering solutions for real-time utility data transfer over LoRaWAN networks.

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Smart AMI-based Meters

Vision Metering, LLC’s LoRa-based applications enable the upgrade of legacy metering solutions, requiring traditional walk-by or drive-by reading methods, to fixed, long range AMI, for hourly or daily data transfer over LoRaWAN networks for efficient utility management and billing.

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Prepaid Energy Metering

Elmeasure and ClodPi's new LoRa-based prepaid energy metering solution tracks and reports usage data in real time for precise billing and reduced energy waste in utility applications.

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AMI Metering Applications

NSOFT’s “Smart Read” family of modules use LoRa devices to seamlessly convert older solutions to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), bringing additional benefits to the customer, including reduced waste and cost, and increased efficiency for the grid.

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Smart Utility Starter Package

Digimondo's end-to-end smart utilities starter package based on Semtech's LoRa devices simplifies the deployment and operation of a LoRaWAN network, allowing municipal utilities insight into the business benefits of LoRa-based applications.

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MeDa Smart Meters

Seluxit integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into smart metering solution, MeDa, deployed throughout Germany to help consumers change wasteful energy habits and save money.

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Smart Gas Metering

Goldcard's smart gas metering products to help public utility companies improve efficiency and reduce management costs, with an estimated up to 25% in savings.

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Convenient Utility Metering

Lemonbeat integrates LoRa Technology into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage.

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Real-Time Utility Monitoring

Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled meters offer the ability to monitor a building’s utility usage in real time. 

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IoT Metering Solution

EasyLinkin's LoRa-enabled smart meters monitor utility usage rates in real-time to provide facilities more visibility to reduce operating costs. 

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Smart Water & Gas Management

Suntront’s smart utility solutions automate gas and water management, sharing the data through a Cloud-based application, resulting in minimized costs and increased efficiency.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart gas metering solutions are featured below. 

Top three trends in smart metering for 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced businesses to adopt remote workforces and establish new operations protocols. This year, businesses and cities will alter their operations, and employee and customer interactions to address the impacts of COVID-19. With nearly one-third of the global population secluded to their homes during lockdown, the demand to support traditional and labor intensive utility operations declined while the demand for smart utility applications increased. Read more
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Gas Leak Detection System Uses LoRaWAN Tech

Senet has announced it is collaborating with CNIguard and Semtech to deliver natural gas monitoring solutions to utilities across the United States. Read more
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Semtech and AIUT Optimize Petroleum Gas Management with LoRa® Devices

Semtech Corporation announced that AIUT, a hardware and software provider specializing in Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions in the oil and gas markets, has integrated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol into its new line of intelligent sensors for measuring the volume of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in tanks. Read more
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In India’s 1st, A LoRaWAN IoT Network Enables Delhi-NCR Get ‘Smart’ Gas Meters

India’s leading natural gas distribution company, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), is all set to roll-out of its pre-paid smart gas metering system, which will be deployed over a LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) network of Tata Communications. Read more

Tata Communications’ IoT network ignites the launch of Indraprastha Gas Limited’s pre-paid smart gas metering system

World’s largest LoRaWAN network underpins India’s leading natural gas distribution company strategy to boost efficiencies and enhance customer experience Read more

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Featured in Orion System’s Utility Meters, Gateways and Smart Lighting Solutions

Reliable data transmission from LoRa-connected meters and LoRa-enabled luminaire controllers create smarter cities Read more
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Orion System adopts Semtech devices and LoRa technology for metering

Kazakhstan company Orion System, the developer and manufacturer of LoRaWAN-based wireless data transmission systems for the Internet of Things (IoT), has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa) into its smart metering products to monitor water, gas and electricity usage data, as well as smart lighting devices to enable a smooth transition from conventional lighting. Read more
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Utility Metering Solution Taps Semtech’s LoRa Technology

Semtech has announced that Lemonbeat, an IoT solution provider, has integated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage. Lemonbeat’s LoRa-connected smart meters work by utilizing embedded LoRa-based IoT technology to connect the meter to their own purpose-built receiver units. Read more
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Semtech’s LoRa Technology Increases Energy Efficiency in India

Hanbit, a provider of end-to-end automation solutions in gas, water and electricity metering, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart metering solutions. Read more

Application Briefs & Use Cases

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart gas metering.

LoRa-based nationwide smart metering network Czech Radiocommunications’ nationwide LoRaWAN-based network enables smart metering applications and covers 75% of the Czech Republic.
Nationwide Smart Metering
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LoRa-based wireless smart gas meter & monitor Transforming a conventional storage bottle or tank into a smart device, LoRa-enabled sensors from Butano 24 can detect a bottle’s state of fill.
Wireless Gas Level Monitoring
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