Convenient Hose Maintenance in Hazardous and Industrial Areas
RFID Handhelds—Convenient Hose Maintenance in Hazardous and Industrial Areas
Among giant tanks and conveyor systems in chemical plants, thousands of hoses transport process media from point A to point B. Substances can include gas, oil, water, steam, and a range of chemicals. To ensure that these media are safely transported, legally defined regulations are in place for maintenance cycles of industrial and chemical hoses. RFID handhelds from Pepperl+Fuchs and ecom, paired with application-specific software developed by Neoception, make these maintenance tasks convenient and efficient.
Regular Checks Are Required by Law
Chemical plants are subject to comprehensive governmental supervision to ensure safe operation. Because these high safety standards also apply to the hoses in use, regular checks are required by law. Proper maintenance requires interruption of operation, complete plant shutdown, and removal of the hoses being checked. This makes it all the more important for plant operators to save additional time and costs by keeping tests to a minimum.
Intuitive Software Simplifies Documentation and Maintenance
In hazardous and industrial environments, documentation of the hose check can be easily done with an RFID handheld and application-specific software. To make this possible, RFID tags in the form of a UHF label are attached to each hose. The following data is saved on the tags:
Localization Function and 2-D Imager for Additional Information
Highlights of the RFID Handhelds for Hazardous and Industrial Areas