Efficient on-line wireless optimization of diesel deliveries via cloud service Thomas Gillblad, M Sc. Jens Johansson, M Sc. Lund University, Sweden Top Fuel, Sweden The oil company Preem Petroleum in Sweden is installing a system developed by Top Fuel where transportable diesel tanks serving building sites and rental Tank levels, events, GPS companies are wirelessly connected to a cloud sevice, where software uses level data to manage the deliveries of diesel fuel to the tank network. The sys- Tank levels & Sales orders Tank truck tem uses GEO and level data to aid the distribution, Top Fuel Server empower the end user, places orders and monitor their status. Distribution Company Transporter RESULTS The picture above shows the functions in the system. The • elimination of product returns (previously 30%) end users receive level information via an app informa- • efficient route planning tion via an app in their smartphones and the system also • automated ordering process provides statistics over deliveries made. The cloud server • virtual elimination of human errors interchange information with distributors ERP system and • higher customer satisfaction various road tanker planning systems. • savings in administration manpower • overall ROI 10 months payoff time We solved this by applying a model to the local node system, where the different factors that translate inputs to outputs were described as follows: Where;O O = F xI = Oi parameters being tank status, GPS coordi- nates, level, volume, battery parameter (type dependent). I = Lj ; j = 1...15 Input parameters vary with tank type but include Max level, effective level, offset level, notice level, order level, alarm and empty level. Tank type and dimensions, tolerance (filtering type) position and sensor type.