Carbon emission control is now a global topic. One of the most notable clues to this is the invention of the carbon credit system rewarding countries that strive to reduce their carbon output while penalizing those countries that are producing too much carbon emissions. For the carbon credit system to work businesses within each country need to be educated and comply, and as a result, there have been ingenious solutions – one, in particular, is the Load Volume Scanner (LVS).
LVS is 3D imaging equipment that scans a bulk load on a truck. The scanner sends the recorded 3D measurements of materials back to its software in order to output the exact weight and size of the load; hence the name Load Volume Scanner. What’s more is that the measurements always come to within minus or plus 1% accuracy leaving very little margin for mistakes to be made when weighing materials.
How does an LVS System Help Reduce Carbon Emissions?
In the supply chain within the primary sector, raw materials need to be shipped to the secondary industry sector businesses for the production phase or to wholesalers of the raw material. When we are talking about land-based shipments, this generally requires trucks as one of the main forms of transport.
The problem that occurs during this process is when the materials are weighed and loaded onto the trucks. Traditional weighing systems are mostly manual. It is proven that these traditional systems are subject to error and accuracy is constantly a problem.
As a result, the supply chain industry is plagued with undersupply and oversupply issues on a regular basis. The problem with delivering too little or too much material causes the trucking company or the business shipping the materials additional costs.
Additional costs come from having to send trucks out to top up supplies that were underweight as well as pick up excess materials. When those trucks are in motion, they are emitting harmful carbon emissions, plus, with the problem of oversupply and undersupply so rife within the supply chain, the cumulative number of additional trucks in action over a year has a severe negative impact on the environment because those trucks are emitting poisonous fumes.
Companies that use LVS reduce the number of truck journeys per year and increase profits
Thanks to LVS technology, the need to send additional trucks out to rectify problems that occurred at the weighing stage of the logistics process is now all but eliminated. Trucking costs are reduced because the trucks are not in transit to fix problems, which effectively means the carbon emissions that were being emitted has been reduced.
Although LVS systems were likely not originally intended as an environmentally friendly solution, it turns out that LVS Pay Load Scanning Systems do have a direct positive impact on the environment.
For more information on Load Volume Scanners see the Loadscan Website.