Otoniel Flores-Cortez, Ronny Cortez and Bruno González, Universidad Tecnologica de El Salvador, El Salvador
Nowadays use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has increased. LPG is an asphyxiating, volatile and highly flammable gas. In a LPG leak situation, potential health accidents are increased either by inhalation or by combustion of the gas. On the other hand, carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that comes mainly from combustion in car engines. Breathing CO-polluted air can cause dizziness, fainting, breathing problems, and sometimes death. To prevent health accidents, including explosions, in open or closed environments, remote and real-time monitoring of the concentration levels of CO and LPG gases has become a necessity. The aim of this work is to demonstrate the use of Internet of Things (IoT) techniques to design and build a telemetry system to monitor in real-time the concentration of GLP and CO gases in the surrounding air. To implement this work, as central hardware there is a microcontroller, CO and PLG sensors on the electronic station. Besides, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was used as an IoT platform and data storage in the cloud. The main result was a telematics system to monitor in real time the concentrations of both GLP and CO gases, whose data is accessible from any device with internet access through a website. Field tests have been successful and have shown that the proposed system is an efficient and low-cost option.
Internet of things, Microcontroller, Remote sensing, LPG, CO.