Warren Rogers Awarded U.S. Patent for Real-Time Fuel Loss Alerting and will Feature its Continual Inventory Reconciliation System at PEI/NACS Show

Posted by  | October 1, 2014

Warren Rogers Associates will feature its continuous fuel monitoring system that provides in-depth analysis, a superior level of accuracy and customized reporting, in booth 6005 at the PEI Convention and National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) trade show , Oct. 7 – 10 in Las Vegas, Nev. They will demonstrate the system which employs Continual Inventory Reconciliation Analysis (CIRA), and real-time reporting.

The Warren Rogers System is ideal for multi-site fuel retailers that sell high volumes of fuel including convenience store chains, supermarkets and hypermarkets, as well as travel centers and truck stops.
The latest iteration of the Warren Rogers system features patented (US Patent 8666683) methods and equipment including an on-site processor that can detect and alert the customer to a line leak or fuel dispenser theft while a pressurized piping system is in flow. Depending on the configuration of the system, it can also be used as a control device to rapidly shut down fuel flow if such problems occur. According to the company, they developed this patented technology to provide customers with a greater level of control and enable them to act rapidly and prevent loss.

According to Bill Jones, president and CEO of Warren Rogers, “There are so many factors that can affect a fuel retailer’s efficiency and profitability these days. Theft, delivery shortages, inaccurate meter calibration, equipment tampering, equipment failure, are all real concerns and our customers want to know about issues as soon as possible, not at the end of the day or at the end of the week. Our hardware and software, coupled with our expert staff, aims to provide the most accurate and complete picture of a customer’s fuel operation.” He adds, “We take a close look at the slightest dips and slips in inventory, odd driver behavior, dispenser inactivity, and so many other patterns because all of this can add up to compliance issues and reduced profits.”

In terms of capacity, the system monitors 12 lines of data per transaction, per dispenser, and up to 2.7 million gallons of fuel per month, far more than competitive fuel monitoring systems. In addition, expert analysts track the data and alert customers to discrepancies and issues, and develop customized reports according to the fuel retailer’s specific needs.

Founded in 1979, Warren Rogers Associates pioneered the development of Statistical Inventory Reconciliation Analysis (SIRA) as a means of monitoring underground fuel tanks and associated lines. SIRA was certified in accordance with EPA requirements and has been used by petroleum marketers for over twenty five years to provide UST leak detection compliance. Warren Rogers also invented Continual Inventory Reconciliation Analysis (CIRA) for fuel management, which has become the industry standard. Today, Warren Rogers specializes in statistical analysis and precision fuel system diagnostics for the retail petroleum industry and develops innovative ways to identify and combat fuel theft. Warren Rogers holds numerous U.S., European and Canadian patents for these applications. For more information, please visit www.warrenrogers.com .