Along with the growth of the economy, acceleration of urbanization, more and more infrastructure are built to meet the demand of citizens, how to effectively manage a large volume of infrastructure, to provide convenient and safe utility service, leads to urban governance level and quality, now urban administration deploys digital technology for smart city management, by applying RFID system, can achieve visualized infrastructure management, and handle on-time maintenance of infrastructure according to compliance, increase the infrastructure service life, reduce operating costs, improve service quality. Infrastructure and utility management demands reliable and robust products due to its harsh environments.
Crepak offers a rugged product portfolio for the infrastructure and utility industry, including RFID tags, readers, antennas, and smart equipment, we are experienced to solve the problems you are facing, including:
State grid assets management
There is a huge volume of assets in the state grid from power generation to power transmission and power distribution, including cable, transformer, power distribution cabinet, utility pole and so on, most of the assets are installed outdoor for long term use, knowing what, where, which and how of these assets are important for operation and finance, By using RFID, manufacturers can get visible and timely assets situation, using history with high efficiency, which can be used to optimize the operation and meet financial audit compliance.
Pipe & Valve management
A lot of pipes and valves are embedded underground for gas and water supply, water treatment, or telecom/electrical cable setup, these assets belong to a different sector, and the management is independent, there is a risk of pipe damage during underground construction due to unknown pipe layout, RFID based pipe/valve management can accurately mark the position of pipe on the map, real-time and efficiently monitor and record the pipe inspection, repair and replace process, to prevent damage during underground construction and improve pipe service life and reduce downtime. On metal RFID tags are mounted on pipe and valves via epoxy while handheld RFID readers are used for inspection.
Telecom station and data center management
There are many IT devices in the telecom station and datacenter, routine inspection is needed for stable running, traditional manual inspection costs much time and not accurate, with RFID, the inspection can be handled on time and efficiently, while the process and data of maintenance, repair and replacement can be recorded for future reference, which can improve the device life and reduce downtime, also it saves time and labor cost for telecom operators. RFID tags are always mounted to assets via adhesive, tie, or epoxy, while handheld and tablet RFID readers are assigned for inspection and operation.
In the cities, there are many manholes located everywhere and they belong to different sectors, it is difficult to monitor so big volume manholes, and manhole stolen will result in loss and also safety problems, with RFID, each manhole can be embedded with an RFID tag with a unique number, city manage staff can efficiently identify the manhole ownership and assign them to deal with the missed or broken manholes, and the operators can record the maintenance process accordingly so that the manhole can be managed effectively and safety risk can be eliminated. Both RFID tags are always embedded into the cover and ground while handheld RFID reader and tablet RFID reader are used for identification and recording;
Gas cylinder management
Natural gas and other commercial gas are daily used by residents and restaurants, these big volumes of gas cylinders are located in many places and flow frequently, what’s more, the using environment is harsh so it is unsafe if it is not managed well. Through RFID, the gas cylinder can be identified fast, and its filling, routine inspection, and dispensing process can be tracked timely, this will improve efficiency and reduce the potential safety risks. On metal RFID tags are mounted on gas cylinders via epoxy or tie, while fixed and handheld RFID readers are used to identify and collect information at filling and inspection stations.
With the demand for smart city and environmental protection, the utility sector is prompting waste classification management, how to effectively deal with waste will improve the utilization rate of resources, reduce waste disposal costs, enable a better environment, by deploying of RFID, waste can be identified immediately and automatically picked up, and the whole process of waste treatment can be visualized, which can improve the efficiency of waste treatment, optimizing resource allocation, improving operational performance. An RFID tag is mounted on the waste bin while fixed RFID reader is installed on the waste delivery truck, RFID smart portal is used for automatic identification of waste bin.
Office assets management
Utility enterprises always have many offices all over the country, so there is a big volume of office assets in use, including furniture, IT devices, and documents, these assets are located everywhere and always transferred, knowing what, whose, where which and how of these assets are important for operation and finance, By using RFID, utility enterprise can get visible and timely assets situation, using history with high efficiency, which can be used to optimize the operation and meet financial audit compliance.
In utility industry, various tools are used in MRO management, tools always missed in using, which is a loss to utilities, furthermore, some of the tools are left in equipment while it is a risk for running. And for some of the tools, regular calibration is a necessary work to ensure its function. Benefit from RFID, the dispensing and returning of tool can be managed effectively, tool missing can be discovered timely while further actions can be done accordingly, also it can remind user to handle calibration in advance. Due to the different size and form factor of tools, many types of RFID tags are needed, they can be mounted on the tool via epoxy, heat-shrinkable tube or adhesive; normally fixed readers and smart equipment are used to automatically check in and check out tools while handheld readers are used to find the missed tools.