- King Fahd University Explores RFID's Potential
The Saudi Arabian school is working on a number of projects, such as using RFID to dispense medication, monitor a person's pulse rate and blood pressure, and manage energy consumption.
- Drilling Company Taps RFID Benefits
Nabors Canada is installing passive high-frequency tags on its oil rigs, to help it track equipment and manage inspection and certification procedures.
- Middle Easterners Imagine RFID's Power and Possibilities
At this week's RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East conference, attendees and speakers are discussing the technology's myriad applications, as well as its prospects for growth in the region.
- Elecsys Buys Swiss Maker of Specialty RFID Tags
The U.S. company has thrown its hat into the RFID market with the acquisition of MBBS, a Swiss manufacturer of passive low-frequency tags that can be embedded in metal for use in harsh environments.
- RFID to Ensure Safe Refueling of Natural Gas Vehicles
The system uses passive low-frequency tags and readers to verify that a vehicle's fuel cylinders meet safety and inspection standards, thereby reducing the risk of explosion.
- RFID Journal LIVE! 2009 to Feature Seminar About RFID in the Oil and Gas Industry
RFID Journal and the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group have teamed up to offer a special preconference seminar designed to educate companies in the oil and gas sector regarding how they can benefit from radio frequency identification.
- Oil & Gas RFID Group Focuses on Live Lab, Middle East
A consortium focused on RFID's use in the oil and gas industries has announced plans to expand its efforts to the Middle East, and is currently trialing the technology at a 52-acre test site in Texas.
- RFID-Enabled Valves Promise to Maximize Oil Well Output
To control valves and other downhole tools, an operator drops passive RFID tags, encoded with instructions, into a well.
- Middle East RFID Market Heats Up
While still small compared with other parts of the world, the region's RFID market is expected to grow to $69 million in 2012—nearly quadruple what it was in 2007.
- RFID Helps Field-Workers Inspect and Maintain Valves
Newfoundland-based company Score Eastern Canada provides its personnel with pen-size RFID interrogators to retrieve and record data regarding the valves and seals the firm supplies to its oil- and gas-drilling clients.
- Smart Bottles Reduce Glass Breakage
Glass container maker Ardagh Glass, as well as Coca-Cola, Coors and other beverage companies, are using facsimile bottles with built-in active RFID tags and sensors to identify sites on assembly lines that subject the glass to damaging pressure or collisions.
- RFID Ensures Worker Safety at Nuclear Plant Archive
The archive, a storage site for blueprints of nuclear plants, uses active UWB tags to ensure workers are evacuated should a fire-protection system become activated, filling its chambers with nitrogen.
- Airbus, Emirates SkyCargo to Present at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East 2009
At the event, to be held Jan. 5-7 in Dubai, industry leaders will reveal how to improve operational efficiencies.
- Malaysian Propane Supplier Fills Up on RFID
The system, specially designed for use in explosive environments, has enabled the company to increase worker productivity by 93 percent.
- Avery Dennison Debuts Extra-Durable High-Memory EPC Gen 2 Tag
An oil refinery is using the company's new AD-902 tag to help it track personnel and assets during emergencies.