RFID Journal Virtual Event

Past Events Virtual Events Nov 10, 2020

RFID in Harsh Environments

November 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Companies in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, construction and energy industries are using RFID technologies to improve operational safety and efficiency, as well as financial results. In this virtual event, learn how the technology can be used for asset tracking, personnel safety and equipment maintenance, as well as to speed up production and shipping processes in harsh and complex environments.

11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

11:05 AM
Choosing the Right RFID Technology for Manufacturing and Harsh Environments
Many companies claim their tags are suitable for harsh environments, but as different as tags are, so are the definitions of “harsh” for various use cases. Standards are difficult to read, however, and tend to show up mostly in the form of strange numbers on datasheets. This presentation will explain the most relevant standards and visualize the test methods associated with each, enabling attendees to better map their needs to datasheet specifications and make the proper tag choice for their particular use cases. This session will also outline the steps that manufacturers must take to choose the right RFID system for a wide array of applications, including tracking parts bins, returnable transport containers, tools, work-in-process, finished goods inventory and much more, while building out an infrastructure for tracking and better managing other assets.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

Recording | Slide Presentation

11:45 AM
Enhancing Worker Safety in Process Industry Environments
The safety of workers has always been important, but not it is moving higher up the list of priorities for investment. Workers in process industry environments face a variety of risks over and above their counterparts in other industries. “Hazards of the job” are that much more serious, with a higher potential risk. Falling objects, exposure to dangerous substances, fire, and explosion of flammable gas and dust are potential threats and whilst large-scale disasters are thankfully rare, they still occur. It is unlikely that any one location technology ticks all of your boxes, and there is no silver bullet. Hybrid location technology is the only practical solution to the complexities of the use cases in the process industries. It involves using two or more location technologies as part of the same solution:

  • To deliver wider coverage with reduced infrastructure
  • To add greater accuracy
  • To increase worker safety and productivity
  • To reduce the total cost of ownership.

Learn how worker safety is shifting to hybrid location technology as process industries deploy digital solutions.
Speaker: John Hartley, CEO of Extronics

Recording | Slide Presentation

12:10 PM
ARG-US Remote Monitoring Systems For Hazardous Radioactive Materials
ARG‐US (meaning “watchful guardian”) remote monitoring systems technology was developed by Argonne National Laboratory under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Packaging Certification Program, Office of Packaging and Transportation, and Office of Environmental Management. Throughout the past decade, Argonne has developed, demonstrated and deployed two patented systems: smart drum technology and the remote area modular monitoring (RAMM)/TRAVELER. The goal has been to enhance the safety, security and safeguards of packaging containing nuclear and other hazardous radioactive materials, including spent nuclear fuel and high‐level waste, during storage, transportation and disposal. Hear Dr. Yung Liu, a senior nuclear engineer and manager of the Packaging Certification and Life Cycle Management Group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Decision & Infrastructure Sciences Division, discuss selected use cases of ARGUS remote monitoring systems at critical facilities, as well as the tracking and monitoring of nuclear cargos during vehicle and rail shipments, the agency’s geofencing and transport security plan, and its future directions.
Speaker: Dr. Yung Liu, Senior Nuclear Engineer and Manager of the Packaging Certification and Life Cycle Management Group, Decision & Infrastructure Sciences Division – Argonne National Laboratory 

Recording | Slide Presentation

12:55 PM Closing Remarks

Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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