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Evikon MCI

Contact

Dan Moldoveanu
danny@evikon.ee
Riia 185
Tartu
Estonia
+372 733 6310
info@evikon.ee
www.evikon.ee

Description

The fuel level sensor is build to measure the volume of fuel in closed tanks using the capacitive method.

It is used as part of a GPS fleet management system. The sensor can be incorporated in a GPS tracking system for trucks or cars in general and can provide accurate measurement of fuel level in the tank, this information together with the information provided by the GPS controller is used to determine the best way to reduce fuel consumption for the car.

Evikon MCI designs, manufacturers and markets sensor-based electronic measurement instruments for industrial automation applications. Evikon brand today is a diverse range of application-oriented devices – data acquisition and control units, transmitters, sensor assemblies – used to measure or detect the main process and environment variables: temperature, pressure, level, humidity, toxic and explosive gases.

Advantages

Since the sensor provides information about the fuel level in the tank and the controller provides information about the speed and driving style, together with special software calculations can be made in order to determine the right driving style for reducing fuel consumption. It is known that using this system the fuel consumption can drop by 30%.

The technology used to build the sensors offers high class accuracy for measurement. The product is designed to work in challenging environment, resistance to vibrations and shock, rain and extreme temperatures. 

Innovative aspects (ecologic, social and economic)

Environmental Aspects
The fuel level sensor can help reducing the CO2 emissions from cars by offering accurate information regarding the fuel usage under different circumstances, allowing the driver to choose optimal speed or route in order to decrease fuel consumption. The cars (mainly truck and construction equipment) have reported a 30% decrease in average fuel spending after installing such system (the fuel level sensor is part of a system and does not work independently). By decreasing the fuel spending also the quantity of CO2 resulted from the burning process has been reduced proportionally.

Economic Aspects
The fuel level sensor is part of a system. The cost of the system can be covered in 6-8 months by the reduction of fuel usage. The system is starting to be widely used by transportation and logistics companies, local or regional public transport companies, construction companies etc.

Application examples

Transportation and logistics

Cost

The market price of the sensor is 141 Euros.

Downloads

Current stage of development

Exported to other countries 

Intellectual Property Rights

Secret know-how

Country of origin

Estonia

Country of application

Year

2008

National Contact Point

Antti Roose
Tartu Ülikooli, Geograafia Osakond
Vanemuise 46
51014 Tartu

Tel: +372 737 6841
Fax: +372 7375825

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