- Kentucky, West Virginia Mines Try RFID Combined With Telecommunications
To improve safety, the mines are adopting or testing systems that use Axcess International's active RFID tags and readers, integrated with communications technologies from Tunnel Radio or Foundation Telecommunications Inc.
- Manufacturer to Track Half a Million Gas Cylinders
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. is using passive RFID tags to automate its bottling and distribution process, and to prevent the illegal diversion of its products.
- Indian Mine Monitors Workers and Toxic Gases
PervCom's active 2.4 GHz RFID tags, attached to cap lamps, track miners' locations and contain sensors for measuring temperature, humidity and air quality.
- EPCIS Technology Improves Visibility for North Sea Oil Service and Supply Companies
An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.
- RFID Journal to Host Middle East Event
TagStone will be the Cornerstone Sponsor for RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East, to be held Jan. 5-7, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai.
- Chemical Maker Exax Expands Into RFID
The South Korean company plans to produce HF and UHF antennas and inlays, as well as convert them into RFID tags, labels and tickets, initially focusing on the Asia Pacific market.
- New Consortium Seeks RFID Standard for Oil, Gas Industries
The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group, made up of petroleum companies, RFID vendors and an academic think tank, hopes to develop a common approach to deploying RFID across the industries.
- Bechtel Tracks Man-Hours at Copper Mine
The company's timekeepers will employ EPC Gen 2 RFID readers to capture the identities of construction workers, and to clock their hours at a Chilean mining site run by Anglo American.
- Used Batteries Tracked to Disposal
Can/U.S. Enviro-Energy employs RFID to track the new and used batteries it delivers to telecommunications companies.
- Asia Pacific Market for Passive Tags Expected to Triple by 2014
Asset management and document tracking are likely to be two of the biggest growth drivers, with UHF RFID sales taking the lead, according to Frost & Sullivan.
- Anglo Coal Tags Miners' Cap Lamps, Vehicles and Tools
Although the main objective of its RFID system is to improve employee safety, the company also hopes to cut costs by better tracking tools between shifts.
- Rugged Tags Survive Deep-Sea Test
Passive RFID tags deployed at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for four months continued to operate once retrieved, according to the technology's developer, Wescorp Energy.
- RFID Helps Miners Strike Gold
Several South African mines are using semi-active UHF RFID tags to identify gold and waste rock as material leaves blasting sites.
- Tough RFID Tag Strikes Oil
Trailblazer is among the drilling companies using a ruggedized RFID tag that its manufacturer, Merrick Systems, says is the toughest in the market.
- Industry Groups Study RFID at the Supply Chain's End
New ISO guidelines explore the environmental impact of RFID tags, and how to employ them to facilitate product recycling; an EPA-funded project is studying the use of RFID to aid in the recycling of consumer electronics.