How RFID transformed asset tracking in oil and gas industry?
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology has been around us in various forms since World War II.
That was the time where work on the first radar system generated the use of passive RFID systems to distinguish friendly fighters from enemy fighters in the skies over war-torn Europe.
In these 70 years, transformation in electronics from transistors to microchip technology and the creation of miniatures of components have allowed the announcement of radiofrequency technology as a cost-effective and non-interfering tool for the global industry.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has transformed several industries like automation, manufacturing, medical science, retail, telecommunications, and the oil and gas industry.
The business sectors like retail were keen to embrace and develop the use of RFID in global commerce, doubt within the oil and gas industry has seen a piece by piece uptake of RFID solutions.
However, attitudes of business associated people have begun to change. Implementation of RFID technology is tried and tested evidence across the business world and forced to turn heads in the most conservative territory in the global enterprise.
The oil and gas industry is using applications of RFID extensively for their improved operational efficiencies, better production, and safety of workers and equipment.
RFID technology including tags/readers provides a strong and long-lasting solution for various services like asset management, administration, operations, and production and distribution in the oil and gas industry.
This RFID technology ensures smooth operation from the facility to the actual delivery of the final product.
How RFID helps in the functioning of the Oil and Gas Industry?
During the inspection or production of the crude oil and gas RFID technology is very responding in this industry of oil and natural gas.
RFID tags or readers are attached to the drilling pipes for the measurement in-depth, for pipe health and for the measurement of estimated depth in which oil is available.
RFID tags have information related to underground temperature, flow rate velocity, stress, and mud composition.
They used pipes and drills are also tagged with RFID tags that give information regarding pipe identification number, age, length, number of times it is used for drilling, recent job ID, etc.
The RFID procedure helps oil drilling companies to select the required equipment for their proper operations.