RFID solutions for retailers are a hot topic right now, but RFID also increases efficiency and visibility in a variety of other industries as well. Utilities, energy and the oil and gas industries are utilizingRFID technology to perform inspections, routine maintenance and repairs to maximize efficiency and prevent component failures that can result in million dollar losses. RFID tags can withstand the harsh operational and environmental conditions of these industries and provide item-level visibility without the line of sight requirements of bar code labels. Some typical applications for RFID in these industries include:
- Inspection/Maintenance-handheld RFID readers can quickly scan RFID tags on the many parts that need to be inspected in the field and provide workers with access to data about past inspections, repair procedures and more.
- Asset Tracking-RFID can automate the tracking of every item that enters your facility, immediately add it to your system for inventory visibility and follow it until its end-of-life.
- Worker Safety-RFID identification badges ensure the safety of workers by providing supervisors with employee location information. This is especially relevant in the hazardous environments of oil and gas facilities.