The TrackAbout Tube Trailer Volume tracking module is used to determine the gas volume inside of tube trailers, which are used by the packaged gas industry to transport large quantities of high pressure gases. Without this module, the volume typically is determined either by using paper charts or by a desktop computer application. This business data management software moves these calculations into the hands of the mobile worker and stores the calculated volumes in the history of the tube trailer.
The volume of a tube trailer is commonly calculated in two ways:
- After being filled, which allows for the calculation of how much gas is pumped into a tube trailer during the filling process. This is used for gas use/loss reporting at the fill facility and to know the full volume of the tube trailer.
- After being returned from the customer, which is used to properly bill the customer for the gas inside the trailer.