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RFID in Energy

This preconference seminar will examine the use of radio frequency identification in the energy sector. Topics will cover various types of RFID technologies, including passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF), passive high-frequency (HF), RuBee LWID, 802.11x, ZigBee, active UHF and many others. Sessions will also review a variety of application areas, such as laydown yards, production facilities, service centers, oil rigs, refineries, pipelines and more. Speakers will focus on end-user case studies and the benefits that RFID could provide to chemical, gas and oil firms, as well as the challenges that must be overcome to achieve such benefits.

RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information regarding specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through an All-Access, Conference + Preconference or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.

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April 12, 2011

10:30 AM

RFID Basics
New to RFID? Here's your opportunity to gain a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC technologies, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.

Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
• A general understanding of the various types of RFID systems and their applications
• An understanding of the different components of an RFID system and how they fit together

11:30 AM

Oil and Gas—Global RFID Deployments in 2011
The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group will outline the current state of the world's wireless and RFID deployments for 2010 to 2011. The presenters will provide an overview of the latest advancements for the petroleum and petrochemical market space. The group will discuss some of the industry's largest field deployments, including applications of RFID in the upstream, midstream and downstream. Topics will include production facilities, pipelines, refineries, oil-production platforms and rigs, lay-down yards, sub-sea assets and more.

Sam Falsafi, Co-founder, Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium
Konrad Konarski, Co-founder, Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium

12:15 PM

Using RFID to Improve Operations in the Utilities Industry
Many utility companies commonly employ labor-intensive, paper-based manual systems to inventory, monitor, inspect and/or repair their key high-value assets, both in the yard and in the field. This can result in the inefficient use of working capital, ineffective workflow systems, and user errors and gaps in critical information. Additionally, companies have the need to accurately track and recoup joint-use revenue from third-party cable and telephone providers that attach their communication hardware to a utility's pole network. Learn how RFID is being used to create a closed-loop asset-management system that successfully manages high-value assets from the point of manufacture through their entire useful lifecycle, while streamlining many steps that have traditionally been part of the field-inspection and maintenance processes. Hear how one utility company saw a 72 percent improvement in the average time its workers spent inspecting and repairing assets.

Barry Breede, President, Sustainable Management Systems
• Establishing a closed-loop RFID-based asset-management system that tracks key assets throughout their entire lifecycle, allowing utilities to comply with current and pending government legislation
• Using the RFID system to eliminate multiple workflow steps and delays around necessary repairs, by ensuring that field personnel arrive faster to the right poles with the proper equipment
• How to use the system to create custom reports and predictive modeling, as well as eliminate errors common in the manual entry of field data

1:00 PM


1:45 PM

Improving Safety in the Natural Gas Industry With RFID
Viridis Technologies, a manufacturer of alternative fuel dispensers based in Toronto, is using RFID to facilitate safe fueling for green transportation technologies, including natural gas and hydrogen. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is utilized as a vehicle fuel in more than 75 countries around the world. With the significant growth of CNG vehicles worldwide, the number of fatal accidents due to faulty equipment is increasing. Viridis Technologies developed its RFID system to reduce risks associated with refueling uncertified natural gas vehicle equipment. In this session, learn how the firm is employing RFID to improve the reputation of CNG as a vehicle fuel, and to promote traceability within the natural gas industry.

Ian Patterson, President, Viridis Technologies
• Utilizing RFID to enforce regulatory standards by ensuring all vehicles meet safety standards
• How increased safety in fueling will benefit countries in terms of improved emissions and a reduction in dependence on imported oil
• Using RFID to collect fueling transaction data and provide the capability of prepaying for fuel, as well as for the transmission of fueling information to data centers for billing and tracking purposes

2:30 PM

Using RFID to Improve Refinery Maintenance
In November 2010, BP implemented 125,000 high-frequency (HF) RFID tags and mobile readers at its facility in Gelsingkerchin, Germany. The deployment's objective was to increase efficiencies during a turnaround (or TAR—a planned, periodic shutdown of a refinery process unit or plant to perform maintenance, overhaul and repair operations, and to inspect, test and replace process materials and equipment), and to replace the existing manual, paper-based system. Learn how the firm successfully used the process throughout the TAR, fitting RFID tags to every isolation point. And hear how the system is providing a common refinery data format, as well as real-time reporting capability and a complete blind history usage.

Mike Haley, Technology Consultant, Chief Technology Office, BP

3:15 PM


3:30 PM

Oil and Gas—Preventing Disaster Using RFID
The Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group will discuss the importance of asset integrity and asset lifecycle management in the petroleum industry. The presenters will discuss how RFID technology plays an important role in preventing equipment failure, reducing downtime and saving lives. Topics will cover relevant case studies and specific RFID technologies that have successfully worked in delivering improved integrity and better lifecycle management for some of the world's largest oil and gas companies.

Sam Falsafi, Co-founder, Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium
Konrad Konarski, Co-founder, Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group Consortium

4:15 PM

Preconference Ends

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