RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events May 31, 2018

RFID in Harsh Environments 2018

May 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Harsh Environments 2018
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Harsh Environments 2018
  • Richard Aufreiter, Director, Product Marketing, Identification Technologies, RFID in Harsh Environments 2018
  • Don Eichman, Product Manager, Fieldbus Technology Division, RFID in Harsh Environments 2018
  • Ed Nabrotzky, Chief Solutions Officer, RFID in Harsh Environments 2018
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Harsh Environments 2018

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.


22 May, 2018 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
22 May, 2018 11:05 am
RFID Strategies for End Users in the Energy Industry

Despite its potential for driving business value, RFID creates significant demands on an organization. Learn how to minimize risks while increasing the likelihood of a well-executed project. From early-stage analysis through implementation, there are tools and methods that every corporate IT or project manager can use to ensure success.

22 May, 2018 12:20 pm
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.

22 May, 2018 12:05 pm
Rugged RFID Systems: A Study in Pictures

When implemented correctly, UHF RFID systems can help engineers and system integrators improve efficiency, tracking and data insights in harsh industrial settings. In this session, presented by Turck, learn how rugged RFID solutions were implemented in a variety of environments and uses, including shipyard personnel tracking, outdoor forklifts, chemical asset tracking, railcar tracking, and pipe/valve component identification in an oil refinery. Each use case will share considerations in choosing the RFID solution, and advantages gained with RFID compared to previous track-and-trace methods.

22 May, 2018 11:40 am
Best Practices for Deploying RFID in Harsh Environments

Deploying a successful RFID solution in harsh environments requires specific knowledge and considerations that can only be gained through extensive field application experience. Omni-ID will share the learnings it has gleaned from deploying 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’s expertise has been sought to implement solutions across diverse environments—each with its own set of challenges. From passive RFID to active RFID to utilizing drones, Omni-ID’s Ed Nabrotzky will share the experiences gained on the front lines deploying harsh-environment solutions.

22 May, 2018 12:40 pm
Closing Remarks