RFID in the oil and gas industry

Enable cost-effective real-time tracking of every asset

In the Oil and Gas industry, proper infrastructure maintenance and inventory and asset management are not just regulatory issues. And they’re mission critical for business health – and employee safety. Inspections, routine maintenance, and repairs must be performed on time on oil rigs, pipelines, and downstream facilities to not only prevent the disastrous ramifications of a failure — but also to maximize the efficiency and lifespan of crucial infrastructure investments, where a single component failure can result in million dollar losses.

RFID provides the automated end-to-end visibility needed to streamline everyday tracking of all materials, equipment, and personnel in the oil and gas industries. From the offshore oil rig to the plant, RFID gives companies a tool to maximize uptime, respond faster to day-to-day business needs, restore production more rapidly in the event of an incident, and better protect employees.

When combined with traditional GPS technologies, RFID tags allow for improved tracking of hardware and personnel, monitoring equipment, and managing projects and logistics.

Managing Operations & Logistics

An opportunity to invest in RFID to address several problems inherent to their core business, including a better method of tracking polymer products that are stored and shipped from the product warehouse.
Automating the tracking of pallets to streamline operations was a significant objective that would ultimately decrease the percentage of mis-ships, ensure that the correct cargo is delivered to the appropriate containers, and ultimately reduce the number of errors that are representative of the existing manual processes.
The RFID tags and readers can be used to automate and expedite the receiving and tracking of material throughout expansive work sites and rigs.
Oil drilling companies are currently employing RFID to improve delivery and processing times and inventory accuracy and ensure rented equipment is returned promptly, reducing excess charges.
The RFID technology can also be utilized to monitor the status of valuable equipment in the field. RFID tags can provide data on a specific pipe’s ID number, age, length, and usage.

Benefits

From exploration and production to drilling and refining, RFID can help companies streamline business processes to better protect the health of the business by:

- Increasing employee efficiency

- Increasing the automation of product movement and supply

- Ensuring optimal use of all assets

- Reducing inventory carrying costs

- Protecting against unplanned downtime
- Ensuring cost-effective regulatory compliance

- Improving employee safety

Asset Management & Maintenance

Implementation of an RFID system can help manage all assets being provided, inspected, and maintained.

The tags transmit live information to an asset management system, providing regular location alerts and notifications in case something goes wrong.

They can be used to maintain pipelines and other equipment exposed to harsh environments by measuring joint pressure, indicating proper assembly, and identifying oil leakage. They can even be used to schedule maintenance, which can involve numerous processes, including shutting down entire sections and disconnecting pipes.

Safety & Security

Ther SmartX HUB RFID technology is helping improve the safety and security of oil refineries and drilling sites by facilitating safe fueling, offering fleet-management solutions, and maintaining accurate records, updated in real-time.

The SmartX HUB People Tracking Module can also help ensure worker safety through an RFID-based personnel tracking system that can ascertain the whereabouts of thousands of staff, contractors, and visitors. It can provide headcounts automatically during evacuations and emergency situations, assist in search and rescue operations, and alert supervisors to hazardous situations.

Asset tracking: now with Cloud Benefits

Thanks to automatic software updates, a reduced server footprint, and enterprise-level scalability, asset tracking has never been easier or more powerful.

RAPIDLY DEPLOY RTLS WITH EASY-TO-INSTALL HARDWARE + SOFTWARE - Rapidly deploying SmartX HUB RTLS - Cloud Asset Tracking in new or existing facilities isn’t a time-consuming, resource-intensive project. Armed with just a smartphone, certified installers can deploy Plug-In Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) Sensors in a few days. Software is implemented without commissioning a new server from IT. Our experienced project teams work closely with your local systems integrator, who provides ongoing local sales and service.

EASILY SCALE RTLS ACROSS YOUR PRODUCTION SYSTEM -Benefit from the efficiency and scalability of one login that reveals real-time and historical asset location data across multiple facilities, all from a single web-based application.

REDUCE THE IT BURDEN ON YOUR LOCAL NETWORK - Get all the benefits of RTLS Asset Tracking with minimal (or no) on-premises server requirements. SmartX HUB deploys, maintains, and secures cloud-based RTLS software and servers, freeing your IT team from server maintenance and updates. Your staff will always have the latest features with regular updates and enhancements pushed from the cloud.

PROTECTING YOUR DATA IN THE CLOUD The SmartX HUB RTLS - Cloud platform incorporates industry best-practice and regulatory compliance controls to secure customer data, including regular security assessments from third parties. Encryption measures ensure data confidentiality.

Shaping the future of Energy Industry together

The SmartX HUB RFID is a cloud-based RTLS solution that provides robust asset tracking and management. It provides automated end-to-end visibility needed to streamline everyday tracking of all materials, equipment, and personnel in the oil and gas industries. From the offshore oil rig to the plant, RFID gives companies a tool to maximize uptime, respond faster to day-to-day business needs, restore production more rapidly in the event of an incident, and better protect employees.

SmartX HUB's Energy tracking is part of SmartX's Solution for Track & Trace and leverages IoT-RFID and Cloud platforms for data capture. Smartx hub's Solution for Track & Trace advances its past success in traceability technology by enabling multiple business use cases through applications and business intelligence.

SmartX HUB's global presence, coupled with its deep industry and business transformation expertise, has proven that the methodologies and experience gained from thousands of worldwide engagements help businesses achieve accurate business results and innovation quickly and cost-effectively.

To get more information on how we can help you overcome the challenges to your business or check out a free demo, contact us.

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