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Stainless Steel NFC Tag Tracks Safety Device Maintenance
Process Systems Engineering released a new NFC-enabled product this year that is helping its customers track the maintenance and inspections of safety equipment in industrial, oil and gas, and chemical environments, to ensure that every item is maintained and tested.
Dec 06, 2016—
Engineering company Process Systems Engineering (PSE) is marketing a Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID label it developed this year that will identify safety-instrumented system devices at industrial locations, as well as track each device's maintenance and calibration history. The tags, in addition to the devices to which they are attached, are being installed under some of the most hazardous industrial conditions—at oil and gas companies, petrochemical refineries and chemical manufacturing sites. By using RFID labels, businesses can automate the collection of each safety device's maintenance history, as well as ensure that all devices are being maintained, and that none end up missing.
PSE is a full-service engineering consulting firm that specializes in process control, industrial automation, process safety and safety instrumentation. Its customers are in the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries, according to Richard Pranke, PSE's principal.
Maintenance workers manually record what they do on paper, since hazardous environments prevent companies from allowing any laptop or other computer device into the area. In that way, employees cannot simply input data into a laptop or standard tablet.
In general, Pranke says, chemical, oil and gas, and other industrial companies have been moving toward using RFID to manage their processing equipment maintenance histories. The PSE petrochemical customer is one of those companies that has already been attaching RFID tags to some of its equipment, and has equipped its maintenance personnel with intrinsically safe RFID handheld readers to capture tag data and update each item's history as they inspect or maintain it. Therefore, Pranke explains, the company approached PSE in 2015 seeking an RFID-enabled version of the SIS-TAG so that safety device testing could also be part of its RFID-enabled equipment-management system.
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