Friday, January 27, 2006

RFID and Nuclear Components

Hitachi has developed an interesting application for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the nuclear industry.

With the RFID tag system, RFID tags are attached to construction materials as they are delivered so they can be efficiently monitored in distribution management. Subsequently, it will lead to preventing human errors and ensuring the traceability of the materials used. The navigation system uses RFID tags attached to both cable cores and end terminals to simplify cable connection work and help workers easily check for errors when they connect cables.
Neat stuff.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would or can such a technology be used in an operating nuclear power plant where EMI / RFI considerations must be evaluated?

See:

Guidelines for Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety-Related Instrumentation and Control Systems
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/reg-guides/power-reactors/active/01-180/01-180.pdf

Regards,

Paul W. Primavera