Piping Technology & Products, Inc., in conjunction with other sponsors, has completed the first pilot test of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for the receipt and tracking of pipe supports material at construction jobsites.
The RFID tags and RFID handheld reader used by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. at the Red Hills Power Plant.
The material shown here arrived from PT&P’s manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas with an RFID tag affixed to each pipe support assembly.
Piping Technology & Products, Inc. shipped approximately 150 pipe supports to the Red Hills Power Plant with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips affixed to each pipe supports. The RFID tags and RFID handheld reader were provided by SAT Safetrac. Field personnel were trained on the use of the new technology. The RFID-tagged pipe support assemblies were then received by field personnel. Videos of the RFID receiving process were taken for the purpose of comparative time and motion studies.