RFID assists oil and gas industry in automating valve tracking

- Apr 27, 2018-

In the past few years, the oil and gas development industry has been using RFID to track various types of valves. With the continuous development of this technology, the application scope of RFID in the oil and gas industry is continuously expanding, and the usage rate is also increasing year by year.

The most common way for the oil and gas industry to adopt RFID technology is to install RFID tags on various types of assets. Valve magazine once reported on the advantages of RFID in the oil and gas industry. It installed read-write devices at warehouses and warehouse entrances to record all types of assets in and out of the warehouse every day. The biggest benefit of RFID technology is that it helps oil and gas developers and valve manufacturers reduce the cumbersome textual work of recording asset use, maintenance, and inspections.

The tag series is a high-strength industrial-grade RFID tag designed to provide real-time, operational asset RFID solutions for the oil and gas development industry. Through RFID's automated tracking and recording function, all assets can be regularly maintained and inspected. Oil and gas developers reduced production delay losses due to asset downtime.

An international oil giant is using solutions to automate various valve assets. This solution, through the installation of a system, uses software and high-strength RFID tags to provide customers with a range of automated management functions for the installation, use, maintenance, and lubrication of point-to-point valves.

For automatic tracking of valves, read and write distances are important considerations. The project manager stated that if the label has a long enough read/write distance, it can help the staff to read and write asset information more easily during the maintenance of the equipment.

In addition to general asset management, RFID can also effectively improve the efficiency of remote asset management. The RFID tag with large capacity memory (32k) allows users to repeatedly add, rewrite or edit asset information. The tag data format conforms to the industry-disclosed ISO/IEC 18000-6C (EPCglobal Gen2) guidelines and does not allow remote network access. Large-capacity tags will provide information storage records for remote working environments that are inconvenient for access to information.