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
An organization that focuses on enhancing the safety and efficiency of companies in the energy sector worldwide. The main priorities are to streamline operations, protect the environment and save lives. The company’s solutions can be found in over 30 countries around the globe.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Water hauling service companies and operators can now easily monitor and track all the processes and see the current state of operations. Information is displayed and updated live via a customizable dashboard that can be set up to display various information, including:
All info is presented via graphs and charts, so it’s easy for operators to get a grasp and focus on optimizing performance.
The dashboard also displays the full history of every water hauling job performed by the service company. This history data is recorded to an immutable ledger and contains:
The history data can also be presented in a convenient format, and can be customized. The precise route of every load is recorded and shown on a map. This way, service companies can optimize their driver’s performance by tracking haul time and locating the fastest way to get from the pickup to the drop-off site.
The dashboard also has a dispatch board: convenient interface for operators to assign jobs to drivers and monitor their progress. The dispatch board displays all the relevant information on currently active loads. It also allows to easily create a new job and assign it to an available driver. After the job is assigned, the driver receives a notification from FieldFlow mobile app and can see all the info required to perform the load.
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.
BLE, Objective-C, Java, Angular, Node.js, MongoDB, AWS Elastic Beanstalk