New Method of Petrol and Gas Consumption Monitoring for LCVs

Although the global market enjoys a wide selection of fuel monitoring solutions, LCV fleet managers have basically very limited and unreliable tools to control petrol and gas consumption – the two popular fuel types used in LCVs.

Fuel level sensors and fuel flow meters are commonly used for fuel consumption monitoring on other vehicles. On LCVs, it is either impossible or extremely difficult to implement these solutions. Telematics operators often experience the following issues with them:

  • limited space available under the hood of a car,
  • complex geometry of fuel tanks,
  • suboptimal location of fuel tanks,
  • petrol presents a significant explosive hazard during installation of a fuel level sensor,
  • lack of an adequate tool for petrol and gas consumption monitoring.
NozzleCrocodile in a GPS-GLONASS fleet monitoring system

Telematics operators often only install GPS fleet monitoring systems without any fuel monitoring devices due to extreme complexity of their integration. Fleet managers are advised to continue to use fuel rates of application. This kind of advice is surely just a coercive measure. It cannot solve the problem.

Technoton offers NozzleCrocodile – an effective solution for petrol and gas consumption monitoring on light commercial vehicles. NozzleCrocodile is easy to install, compact, uses onboard power supply, and it does not interfere with vehicle electronics system.

NozzleCrocodile operation principle is easy. It is mounted on a wire that transmits control pulses to the engine injector. The contactless reader processes the pulses into normalized wavelets and sends them to a tracking device. This method provides 99% accuracy of fuel consumption measurement.

To learn more about petrol and gas consumption monitoring with contactless reader NozzleCrocodile, please refer to this article.