Boston wireless asset tracking for FMC

ATEX-certified RFID tags and Wi-Fi-based locator track subsea well components in manufacture.

Boston Networks has deployed a real-time asset tracking system from AeroScout (a Stanley Black & Decker unit) at FMC Technologies’ subsea design and manufacturing facility in Dunfermline, Scotland. The system identifies and locates high value equipment inside the facility, leveraging FMC’s existing Boston Networks Wi-Fi infrastructure.

FMC manufactures subsea trees, wellhead systems and associated equipment for the oil and gas industry where assets are regularly on the move. Real-time visibility of components helps optimize operations, increase production and improve safety.

John Johnston, HSE advisor with FMC said, ‘The system tracks high value assets in real time and helps us comply with our specialist statutory licenses. We are now entering Phase II of deployment, extending the system to other items within the facility. The system is also being evaluated for use at other sites within our global organization.’

Boston Networks’ solution consists of AeroScout Wi-Fi RFID Tags and MobileView software which allows staff to quickly locate needed items from an intuitive graphical user interface. Tags are waterproof and ATEX certified. FMC also uses AeroScout to track regulated assets for compliance and audit. More from Boston and AeroScout.

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