- 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.
- Xstrata Mines RFID's Benefits
To help it track personnel and improve safety and productivity, the company's coal division has rolled out a Wi-Fi-based active RFID system.
- GE Develops Passive Tag That Functions as Multiple Sensors
The company's Global Research division has come up with a design consisting of a standards-based 13.56 MHz RFID chip with an antenna coated with chemically or biologically sensitive films.
- Mojix Upgrades Product Line, Offers Demo in 3-D
The creator of a long-distance system for reading EPC Gen 2 RFID tags is adding real-time location software, as well as hardware offering a read zone that's larger and optimizable for specific applications.
- Dow Monitors Hazardous Rail Shipments in Real Time
The system employs an RF-based auto-ID system that uses sensors, satellite communications and GPS to track the location and status of 650 tank railcars in North America.