The National Thermal Power Corporation, India, has deployed RFID technology to improve operational efficiency, as well as plant security and productivity in many of its upcoming projects, according to PC Quest.
Using a combination of RFID technology and the GPRS-based Tracko system, National Thermal is able to track the movement of locomotives which carry coal to the plant’s unloading point. The system also notifies personnel in the event a breakdown, thus improving maintenance response times.
To ensure the security of National Thermal’s power plants, RFID tags have been deployed across the entire route of the security force personnel, who make their rounds. Each security officer has been armed with hand held terminals, which records the date and time of his visit.
RFID is also used in keeping track of contracted drivers that enter the premises to collect the ashes from thermal plants.
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