RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events May 20, 2015

RFID in Harsh Environments 2015

May 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Harsh Environments 2015
  • Ed Nabrotzky, Chief Solutions Officer, RFID in Harsh Environments 2015
  • Richard Aufreiter, Director of Product Management, RFID in Harsh Environments 2015
  • Kurt Silvers, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Brion J. Burghard, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Su Doyle, Head of Industry Programs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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


20 May, 2015 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
20 May, 2015 11:05 am
Top 10: Best Practices for Deploying RFID in Harsh Environments

Deploying an RFID solution in harsh environments requires specific knowledge and considerations that can only be gained through extensive experience. This presentation offers the opportunity to hear directly from the experts who have deployed millions of tags for some of the largest energy and industrial manufacturing companies in the world. From the Middle East to the North Sea, Omni-ID has implemented solutions across diverse environments—each with its own set of challenges. Omni-ID’s Ed Nabrotzky will share the learnings gleaned from these implementations. From architecting a solution for asset tracking to MRO or meeting regulatory requirements, hear the ten best practices that every end user and solution provider should consider when implementing solutions in harsh conditions.

20 May, 2015 11:40 am
Beyond Cool: RFID Technology Disentangles Cryopreservation Storage and Management

Cryopreservation organizations are facing many challenges in the way they store, track, handle and manage bio-materials. As storage facilities increase, the pressure escalates to implement efficient handling processes, secure access and tighter inventory controls—including complying with government mandates. During this presentation, HID Global will present the most advanced RFID solution designed to survive harsh cold and liquid nitrogen conditions. In addition, learn how to untangle the manual mess to manage materials, and how organizations can get a grip on accurate inventory, access samples quickly and reduce human error.

20 May, 2015 12:05 pm
Tracking Radioactive Sources In-Transit

Radioactive sources are used in the oil and gas industry to characterize wells providing critical data to exploit geological formations in pursuit of oil caches. These mobile radioactive sources are of sufficient curie quantities to be categorized as attractive sources for terrorist organizations. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a system that monitors, records and reports the status of mobile radioactive sources using sensor-based, active RFID technology to track the source shields, calibration sources and verifiers. Learn how real-time status is communicated from the Master Control Unit through a telematics device (long-range communications) to the cloud, providing situational awareness to the base of operations center. In the event of an upset condition (lost or stolen source), an alarm is sent to the base of operation center for immediate notification of key personnel to the field condition.

20 May, 2015 12:35 pm
Automating Processes in Harsh Environments Via RFID: Case Studies and ROI Metrics

Harsh-environment use cases span multiple industries, including industrial equipment, oil and gas, mining, chemicals and life sciences. RFID is being used to automate processes in research facilities, exploration, manufacturing and aftermarket services. This session will discuss real-world examples of RFID process automation in harsh environments, from planning considerations and ROI metrics to systems integration and enterprise deployment. In addition, a deployment guide containing process flows and systems-integration examples will be provided.

Download the RFID in Harsh Environments Deployment Guide

20 May, 2015 12:55 pm
Closing Remarks