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In the energy industry, RFID is being increasingly relied upon for many applications. Shipcom can help your company implement a custom-tailored solution to fit your needs. We will provide the correct solution by working with you to choose the right hardware, software, and integration to enable more efficient business processes and a good return on investment. The energy industry is looking for higher operational efficiencies to improve the bottom line while increasing delivered energy volume and sales. The use of RFID in this industry has shown a significant return on investment and safety benefits.  Applications for RFID technology within the energy industry include retail, access security, logistic and supply chain management, and asset tracking and management. Below are a select few applications of RFID in energy which are gaining traction within the industry.

Access Controlshutterstock_91104737

RFID access cards allow the user to control access of  gates and doors. The movement of people through the site can be closely monitored and regulated.  This type of access control can be used to control personnel access to certain areas, record information about access by personnel and contractors, and automatically control gates and locks to restricted areas… Read More




Before an emergent problem can grow out of hand , it is crucial to have the appropriate personnel alerted immediately to resolve the situation.  With Shipcom, all alarms are communicated to the area control room as well as to any assigned mobile device… Read More



Asset Tracking and ManagementWarnleuchte Warning light

By partnering with the industry’s best device manufacturers and carriers, Shipcom provides systems integrators and product manufacturers with the flexibility to choose and connect to any hardware using any communication method on any network… Read More



Auditing in Refineries and PlantsPlanner with plan

Safety and reliability of operations in refineries and plants is a key goal in the refining sector. The cost of downtime due to environmental problems, safety concerns, incidents, and equipment malfunction can quickly and easily get out of hand. RFID can be used at inspection points to show operator adherence to inspection protocols and provides the audit trail required for compliance with  industry standards… Read More


Health and Safety in Industrial ProductioniStock_000000464259Medium

Oil and gas refineries, energy production, and chemical plants have strict requirements for security, worker safety, and incident prevention.  The Shipcom solution will help track all such requirements… Read More



Heavy Equipment Rentalst

Heavy equipment rental operations have numerous assets in the field that often remain there for long periods of time. Shipcom offers a software solution that will enable rental companies to keep track of maintenance needs, meter readings, location information, spare parts management, and renewal billing… Read More



Inventory Managementshutterstock_50796196

Shipcom’s solutions reduce inventory levels and trace material usage using RFID system integration. Inventory levels can be dynamically set based on production plans and automatically reordered once a threshold is crossed. Production slowdowns due to a lack of inventory and inventory costs can be reduced… Read More


shutterstock_125207639Personnel Safety

Shipcom’s safety system effectively operates without human intervention and has the ability to remotely administer both hardware and software from an onshore/offshore platform control room. Using revolutionary technology to identify, locate and track people anywhere on the site – indoor or outdoor, stationary or on the move – affords unprecedented benefits to organizations and improves the working environment… Read More


Preventative Maintenanceset of wrenches

It is critical that all equipment and asset maintenance be up to date to ensure operational efficiency.  Shipcom’s solution tracks all essential equipment with an individual active RFID identification tag.  All historical maintenance and related data is stored directly on the tag… Read More



Returnable Assetsfreeimage-5490192

In the chemical industry, there are many assets that move through the supply and manufacturing chain that need to be returned to the supplier. Assets such as drums or totes can be tracked in order to facilitate finding and returning them… Read More



Risk Management and Compliancefreeimage-2163003

The energy industry currently faces the most stringent risk and compliance regulations in its history. The need for orderly and systematic inspection, repair, and ongoing maintenance of energy producing facilities – notably offshore installation – is in its highest demand ever… Read More



Supply Chain Visibilityshutterstock_83741023

The strategic application of Shipcom’s solution for supply chain visibility creates the potential to optimize critical processes related to the supply chain, enhance business intelligence, and improve collaboration across industries… Read More 




For some businesses, the provenance of a part or a product at each point in its life cycle is required. Errors or inaccuracies in data require replacement of the part, which is a superfluous expense. RFID has memory on the tag that can be updated at any point… Read More




Many work in progress (WIP) applications exist in the chemical industry. One example is that of chemical vats which have undergone different treatments. These vats all contain similar mixtures, but measurements have shown that each has different quantifiable qualities. By tagging the vats and writing the relevant measurement into the tags, information will be readily available for the next process step where the vat needs to be used and the best-suited vat can be taken… Read More


Work In Progress (WIP)shutterstock_70368109

Many WIP applications exist in the chemical industry. One example is that of chemical vats which have undergone different treatments. These vats all contain similar mixtures but measurements have shown that each has different measurable qualities… Read More