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Gas Utilities

Modernize the gas distribution infrastructure, meter gas usage, and operate gas safety solutions wirelessly and without manual intervention.

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Senet provides public LoRaWAN network connectivity plans, private networks, and cloud-based network and device management for natural gas solution providers and utilities seeking to modernize gas distribution, metering and safety. By deploying smart gas meters, infrastructure sensors, monitored gas alarms and automated shut-off solutions on a Senet network, utilities, municipalities and property owners can improve service delivery and demonstrate a commitment to the well-being of their customers, employees and community.

Digital Transformation of Gas Utilities

Gas utilities are at the forefront of a major shift towards sustainability, and wireless networks and sensor technologies are critical drivers of this transformation. The benefits are many, starting with enhanced operational efficiency and safety. Real-time monitoring and data analytics enabled by utility modernization are paving the way for improved service delivery, substantial cost savings, reduced downtime, and an increased awareness of environmental impact.

Senet’s LoRaWAN networks are optimized for the low power, wide area wireless connectivity requirements of gas applications and can be deployed in public or private configurations to provide value throughout the ecosystem:

Automated Metering – Replace costly and error prone manual processes with automated meter reading.

Leak Detection – Provide real-time data on gas leaks, enabling rapid detection and response to mitigate risks.

Automatic Shut-Off Control and monitor remote shut-off valves throughout gas distribution networks.

Predictive Maintenance – Monitor gas systems in real-time to identify repair needs before there is a failure.

Customer Satisfaction – Enhance services, increase reliability, and provide more accurate billing.

Environmental Stewardship – Monitor environmental conditions around gas infrastructure, including air quality and meteorological data.

Senet is a recognized leader in designing, deploying, and managing LoRaWAN networks in the utility sector and we look forward to collaborating to drive adoption in this important market segment.

Paul D. Wehnert
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Heath Consultants

Gas Utility Playbook

Gas Utility PlaybookThis playbook explores how LoRaWAN addresses gas safety by enabling remote monitoring and real-time data collection for enhanced safety measures. From its robust feature set to the low-cost of deploying and maintaining the network and device infrastructure, we will detail how LoRaWAN is revolutionizing natural gas safety and driving utility infrastructure advancements.

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In this training session, Dave Kjendal, CTO at Senet, introduces novel concepts for using LoRaWAN for direct device-to-device communication. Building on the foundations of the LoRaWAN Remote Multicast Setup Specification, a framework for enabling centrally controlled but locally survivable and autonomous device-to-device communication patters are discussed in detail.

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Example Use Cases

What we’re seeing is not just technology adoption, but a wider shift towards smarter, more sustainable, and safer operations. With LoRaWAN as an enabler, utilities are adapting to change and actively shaping a more efficient and sustainable future.

AMI systems automating operations through a combination of two-way communication networks, smart meters, monitoring and control devices, and data analytics

LoRaWAN natural gas alarms provide real-time data on gas leaks, enabling rapid detection and response to mitigate risks. Devices deployed as part of a monitored service provide precise notifications to first responders of location and concentration of gas leaks allowing for safe, quick, and efficient remediation of leaks.

LoRaWAN technology can be used to control and monitor remote shut-off valves in gas distribution networks. Integration between automatic shut-off valves and LoRaWAN networks provides utilities 24/7 monitoring with automatic and remote gas shut-off capabilities.

Connected sensors can help manage and optimize gas distribution networks by monitoring consumption patterns and demand fluctuations. This data can aid in load balancing and efficient resource allocation.

By continuously monitoring equipment performance and conditions with LoRaWAN sensors, utilities can proactively identify when maintenance is needed, preventing costly equipment failures and optimizing maintenance schedules.

LoRaWAN sensors can be used to monitor environmental conditions around gas infrastructure, including air quality and meteorological data. This information can be crucial for assessing the impact of gas operations on local ecosystems and communities.