Inventory Management in the Packaged Gas Industry Using Wireless Sensor Networks

  • A. Mason
  • A. Shaw
  • A. I. Al-Shamma’a

Abstract

Gas cylinders are used in many different situations, such as in research, industry, healthcare, and even the home. Due to demand in such a wide variety of situations, there is the inevitable ambition of gas suppliers to improve the efficiency of their business. To this end, a prototype Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) based inventory management has been implemented by the authors in order to provide such improved efficiency whilst also integrating sensors in order to monitor the condition of gas cylinders. This chapter discusses why such system is needed and what advantages it gives over existing technologies for this purpose. In addition the system is talked about in terms of its components, how it operates, its key features and also its preliminary experimentation results. Finally, conclusions are drawn on the current work, and how to proceed in the future is alluded to.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mason
    • 1
  • A. Shaw
    • 1
  • A. I. Al-Shamma’a
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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