Pump Monitoring Aparatus (PuMA)

Description:

The Pump Monitoring Apparatus (PuMA) monitors the fuel consumption of fuel-oil vented heaters (Toyostove and Monitor heaters).

 

The Need: Currently there is no way to monitor daily fuel consumption, and there is a lack of consistent and accurate heating fuel data among consumers. As a result, it is often difficult to measure the impact of weatherization and energy efficiency programs.

 

Consumers that are locked into high fuel prices can benefit from a better understanding of their heating patterns, and this may lead to cost-saving habits.

The Market: This device may empower individual homeowners to understand their annual heat loads. Tribal governments or electric utilities could use the device to collect residential heating data, and to understand how a renewable energy may be utilized with dispatchable loads. State organizations can create baseline heating data for energy efficiency programs.

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Energy and Power
Sensors
For Information, Contact:
Melissa McCumby
University of Alaska Fairbanks
907-474-2605
misalley@alaska.edu
Inventors:
Gwen Holdmann
Antony Scott
Thomas Johnson
Baxter Bond
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