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1.1 Background of the Problem

An Automated sales of petroleum and meter reading system has tremendously transformed the way people look at life and business, from manual business, networking, to e-commerce, it has altered the way business is steered globally; among the many other things, standing in queues to pay bills or to be attend to which is the toughest, especially where customers are much like in manufacturing and distribution company, being present before an order will be made. Formally this was done by manual means of carrying paper from one office to another for proper documentation before sales of petroleum and meter readings will be made, which waste much time by allowing customers to be in queue. This also makes the distribution and sales of petroleum to be so tedious (Feyide, 2013).

The introduction of computer in an automated Sales of petroleum and meter reading will enable Sales of petroleum and meter reading company to know where ,whom and when to distribute its product, as it will always be stipulates in ordering form. Computer is hereby seen as a way of handling, by automatically, systematically organizing, and recording, following up with the appropriate action or the like. Automated distribution and sales of petroleum system is a computerized control system for a process, in which autonomous controllers are distributed throughout the system, but there is central operator supervisory control. This is in contrast to manual means of distribution and sales of petroleum. It enables monitoring and supervisory control of the process remotely. Today the functionality of automated distribution and sales petroleum system tends to be used on large continuous process where high reliability and security is important.

Distributed control systems first emerged in large, high value, safety critical process industries, and were attractive because the automated distribution and sales would supply both the local control level and central supervisory equipment as an integrated package, thus reducing design integration risk. Large continuous process where high reliability and security is important. Automation is the replacement of human workers by technology. Its robust in functionalities is needed for managing logistics facilities, storage, recording and tracking of materials on basis of both quantity and value.

Sales of petroleum and meter reading system are designed to effectively measure and manage the use of fuel within the transportation and construction industries. They are typically used for fleets of vehicles, including railway vehicles and aircraft, as well as any vehicle that requires fuel to operate. They employ various methods and technologies to monitor and track fuel inventories, fuel purchases and fuel dispensed. This information can be then stored in computerized systems and reports generated with data to inform management practices. Online fuel management is provided through the use of web portals to provide detailed fueling data, usually the back end of an automated fuel management system. This enables consumption control, cost analysis and tax accounting for fuel purchases. All over the world, companies, offices and organizations keeps records or data of their daily activities. These records cover all areas of human endeavor such as schools, medicals, and business and so on (Feyide, 2013).

For Administrative and future users, keeping track of these data as they accumulate often becomes a tedious, monotonous and time consuming task. The computation of this operations makes it more effective and efficient. We are in computer and information age is no longer news, what is important now is developing program that would make judicious use of computer enormous potentials in alleviating our colossal workload. Technically, a leak is porosity in an enclosure “capable of passing a fluid from a higher pressure side to a lower pressure side”.

  • Purpose Statement

The hectic nature of pipe related work and activities vis-à-vis the fact that the computer system have become the means of aiding intellectual work, which is being applied in various complex system in quite a number of diversified fields of technology, economic and social activities for increase in productivity. The objective of this study is to develop a software that will efficiently management fuel distribution and track dispatched location.

The objectives to realize the aim of this project work are as follows:

  1. Business managers will now manipulate data automatically using computer.
  2. Reliable outputs will be produce since, accuracy and reliability is one of the computer characteristics.
  • Retrieving of data when needed becomes easy.
  1. Irrespective of quantity of distribution and sale of petroleum accurate figure must be obtained.
  2. Electronic storage of files and information will stop movements of files from place to place there by providing adequate security in the company.


  • Problem Statement

Pipeline products marketing are among the major source of growth and income to the nation. There is therefore needs for the proper tracking of the oil pipes that are processed under a given quality specification and procedures.

  1. Business manager’s experiences delay in manual manipulation of data.
  2. Information management system is very cumbersome and elaborate when the processing is done manually and these create an avenue to produce an unreliable outputs.
  • Retrieving of data when needed becomes a major circumstance in manual method of storage.
  1. Miss calculation of figures as a result of unreliable figures either by increasing or decreasing the result in paper work especially when Sales of petroleum and meter reading are much.
  2. There are poor security and loss of information in paper storage due to movements of files from place to place.


  • Scope of Study

This project work or study is aimed at designing and implementation of Sales of petroleum and meter reading software for Pipeline and product marketing company (P.P.M.C).

Furthermore, it is also aimed at saving the management of Pipeline and product marketing company the difficulties in running their business manually.

  • Definition of Terms

Analyst: This is a person or professional who studies the problem encountered by a system and creates means of solving them by introducing a better system.

Automation: is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed without human assistance (Groover, & Mikell, 2014).

Code: It is a written guideline that helps to determine whether a specific action is ethical or unethical.

Computer: Computer is an electronic device operating the control of instructions stored in its memory that can accept data (input) manipulate the data according to a specified rules (processing) produces result output and stores the result for future use.

Consumer: consumer is a person or organization that use economic services or commodities (Krohn, 2013).

Data processing: is defined as the entire process of converting or manipulating data into definite meaningful information (Okoye, & Adigwe, 2013).

Data: It is the facts collected for decision making they are facts that are kept to be processed to get more information.

Database Management System (DBMS): it is software which controls the flow of data and checks and checks on how data are stored.

Database: is an organized /unique collection of related files. It is a collection of schemas, tables, queries, reports, views and other object.

Design: is the art or process of designing how something will look, work.

Distribution Centre: distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building, often with refrigeration or air conditioning, which is stocked with products (goods) to be redistributed to retailers, to wholesalers, or directly to consumers.

Distribution Channel: This is a set of firms and individuals that take titles in transferring titles to a particular goods as it moves from the point of production to the points of consumption.

Distribution Strategy: The overall approach to distributing products or services depends on a number of factors including the type of product, especially perishability; the market served; the geographic scope of operations and the firm’s overall mission and vision.

Distribution: Distribution is fundamentally concerned with ensuring that products reach target customers in the most direct and cost efficient manner. In the case of services, distribution is principally concerned with access (Dent, 2014).

Information: is a processed data that can be read and understand.

Inventory: this is the quantity of goods and materials on hand that a manufacturer uses to represent those items that are ready and available for sale.

Meter Reading: is the act of collecting datum from a meter or an equivalent device that represents the data about the physical changes.

Petroleum: is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth’s surface (Zhiguo, 2014).

Pipeline: Pipeline transport is the long-distance transportation of a liquid or gas through a system of pipes—a pipeline—typically to a market area for consumption (Waldman, 2017).

Product: a product is a system made available for consumer use; it is anything that can be offered to a market to satisfy the desire or need of a customer (Kotler, 2013).

Security: This helps to prevent unauthorized users from illegally accessing certain data within the database, it protects your data/ files.



Software: These are set of logically related instructions given to the computer to perform some specific task.

System: Is the collection of hardware and software, data information procedure and people.

Transportation: is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations.


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