Development of a Smart Monitoring System for Advancing LPG Cylinder Safety and Efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa

A. B. Edward, M. O. Okwu, B. U. Oreko, C. Ugorji, K. Ezekiel, O. F. Orikpete, C. Maware, C. P. Okonkwo

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Abstract

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is widely recognized as a safe option for household cooking. However, in settings like Nigeria, within sub-Saharan Africa, hazardous events related to LPG are not uncommon, often resulting from inadequate handling and utilization practices. Despite LPG's growing popularity for its sustainability and efficiency, safety concerns persist. This study introduces a smart system tailored to boost gas cylinder safety and efficiency. This system incorporates a compact and robust smart platform that integrates various smart components, provides real-time LPG level information, a load cell is available to continuously monitor LPG levels within the cylinder and issues alert upon reaching predefined thresholds. Furthermore, the system can detect gas leaks, promptly alerting users via a buzzer and LEDs. It is recommended for deployment in households, offices, and industrial environments, ensuring safety, convenience, and effectiveness in LPG usage. This research makes a notable contribution to LPG utilization, presenting an innovative solution to the challenges intrinsic to its application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-848
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume232
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Event5th International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, ISM 2023 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Nov 22 2023Nov 24 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2024 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0)

Keywords

  • Gas leaks
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Monitoring
  • Nigeria
  • Safety
  • Smart system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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