Xplorer Gets FEA Approval from T.H. Hill and Associates

By CIOReview | Friday, October 9, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: InfoChip LP, provider of the Xplorer tag, has announced that Xplorer Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tag has received FEA Approval from T.H. Hill and Associates.

Designed by InfoChip and Xerafy with the help of oil & gas companies, the Xplorer RFID Tag is a strong ultra-high frequency (UHF) tag, which is crafted to be implanted in drill pipe and read throughout its lifecycle. It helps drillers with an easy and exactmethod to electronically identify drilling pipe at distances as huge as five feet, as it trips in and out of the well. Itsoperating frequency is UHF- 860 to 960 MHz and 96 EPC Bits; and 512 Bit User Memory is its memory configuration.

This certification concludes that there is no negative impact to asset integrity when implanting the Xplorer in the tool joint of drill pipe. In addition, companies are frequently using Xplorer tag because it speeds up order picking, improves shipping accuracy, optimizes pipe location tracking, streamlines field and shop inspections and automates the pipe tally process.

Moreover, its RFID value offers basis for accurate downhole pipe analytics, gives positive identification for the life of the pipe, promotes safer drilling operations, reduces downtime at the fix and cuts transportation costs.

“The pins of the connections had a lesser fatigue life than the RFID tag holes, which will help operators in predicting failure easily and helps them in increase the life of the pipe and reduce overall drilling costs,” comments T.H. Hill, the company which conducted the study and provides the approval.