FieldFlow

IoT Solution for Water Hauling Process Management

Web Mobile IoT Hardware Firmware Water Hauling

FieldFlow is a complete IoT, web and mobile solution for water hauling process management that streamlines business processes and increases efficiency

July 2016 - February 2017

Work done

IoT hardware, software & firmware Mobile app for water haulers Complete web solution for management processes

Client

Cartasite is an organization working to enhance safety and efficiency of other companies in the energy sector worldwide. It has developed and patented a variety of technologies with significant influence on the industry, cutting expenses, increasing productivity and safety of workers.

Cartasite serves clients across numerous industries and their solutions can be found in over 30 countries around the globe. The company’s priorities are to streamline operations, save lives and protect the environment.

 

Challenge

The main challenge was to create a seamless and safe experience for haulers through a universal mobile app that would provide great UI/UX, as well as streamline water hauling management process by increasing profitability, efficiency and transparency.

Issues that needed to be addressed:

  • Extremely hazardous working conditions. Exposure to volatile organic compounds on a daily basis put the lives of haulers at high risk.
  • Transparency of the water hauling process is questionable when businesses have to rely on paperwork filled out by haulers and other intermediaries. In addition, illegal activity such as dumping of compounds by haulers has resulted in heavy fines for producers.
  • Efficiency and Profitability of the water hauling process are also under negative influence of time-consuming calculation and manual paperwork processes required for reporting and monitoring. This distracts haulers from concentrating on the road and may often cause unwanted incidents.

Solution

We’ve designed and built a complete digital solution that provides transparent monitoring of the volume of water hauled, along with time stamps, geolocation and delivery confirmation to water recycling and disposal facilities.

IoT

FieldFlow IoT sensors are installed right on top of thief hatches of trailers. As a result, there’s no need for haulers crawling into tanks to take measurements. A guided wave radar and Bluetooth connection is used to measure and send compound volume information to the mobile app. This way the solution eliminates risks of exposure to hazardous fumes.

Mobile Apps

The mobile app provides smooth and seamless UI/UX even for users who are not up-to-date with modern technology, so training drivers to use the application is only a matter of minutes. Haulers are presented to a sophisticated digital dispatch center and dashboard with such convenient features as:

  • Load prioritization;
  • Recommended truck routing;
  • Confirmation of pick-up and delivery;
  • Seamless hand-off to accounting and integration with billing systems;
  • Digital tickets and shortened cash conversion cycle.

Web Solution

FieldFlow provides an end-to-end workflow for business operators, including hauler notification of loads to be picked up, and delivery confirmation. It’s a key building block for automating and managing the processes of water hauling and disposal. Operators use the web solution to monitor these processes and can oversee a map of operating IoT sensors that provide their locations and all the data collected by those devices. The web platform provides a customizable UI where operators control the way the information is presented via tables and graphs.

Backend

The back-end of the solution allows clustering and was designed to be deployed via Elastic Beanstalk, which in a short period of time enables to deploy the number of instances required for maximum fault tolerance and Geo DNS support.

Features

  • Receiving compound volume data from BLE device
  • BLE device condition monitoring
  • Load prioritization
  • Recommended truck routing
  • Digital tickets
  • Hauler notifications
  • Detailed reports with time stamps, geo-location and delivery confirmation
  • Delivery time monitoring: departure and arrival
  • Regular report synchronization with the server

Technologies

BLE, Objective-C, Java, Angular, Node.js, MongoDB, AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Team

  • 1 IoT Engineer
  • 2 iOS Developers
  • 2 Android Developers
  • 1 Data Scientist
  • 2 Full-Stack Developers
  • 1 QA Engineer
  • 1 Project Manager

Duration

7 months

Contact us

Offices

New York

520 West 28th St. Suite 31 New York, NY 1000

Contact us (646) 490-0772

Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 127 1015CJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

Contact us +31 20 225 1536

Minsk

72 Timiryazeva St. 12th Floor 220035 Minsk, Belarus

Contact us +375 29 770-07-30

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