Factors including a lack of funding, consumer resistance and unwillingness by utilities to deploy smart meter technologies in the past years have restrained the growth of the market. Since 2020, the impact of the pandemic on supply chains and 2021 installation procedures have further negatively affected the market.
The gas safety smart forewarning system consists of temperature anomaly alarm, pressure anomaly alarm, flow anomaly alarm, gas leakage alarm, valve shut-off system, exhaust system (fume extractor or exhaust fan), IoT smart gas meter, cloud mobile APP, cloud management APP, cloud servers, etc. , which can achieve early warning, early detection, real-time networking, and real-time services to protect the safe use of gas.
Gas is widely used in industrial production for power generation, steel making, metal thermal processing, heat treatment, etc. In the light textile industry, people use it for cotton textile singeing, food, pharmaceutical processing and manufacturing, bulb blowing, color television picture tubes and computer monitors and other glass products. The application of gas not only increases production efficiency, but also improves product quality. With the popularity of LPG and natural gas, the range of gas applications is sure to be further explored.
Into this burgeoning market, Panasonic steps with a suite of new products and services, building on the company’s experiences in other geographies, particularly in Japan. Billed as a ‘one-stop solution from devices to data analysis’, these include the meters and metering infrastructure, a connectivity service and a Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) AMR cloud service.