Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Smart Corrosion Coupon

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and RFID Technology Center of Texas A&M University proposed a research project for the development of a novel type of smart corrosion coupons using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for continuous real-time wireless monitoring of pipeline corrosion. This will combine the advantages of RFID technology and the corrosion coupon so that a better corrosion monitoring method can be developed. The central idea in this project is to create smart RFID corrosion coupons, which can emit signals indicating the corrosion status of the monitored points on demand, by placing the RFID coupons close to pipeline. The antenna material of the RFID coupon should be similar to the material that is monitored for corrosion; however, other types of materials can also be employed. Ideally, the smart corrosion coupons will monitor the entire surface for corrosion; however, in a more economical sense, strategic locations susceptible to corrosion. The continuous signals from RFID coupons are then monitored and used as corrosion indicators. This report presents the results of Tasks 1 and 3. In Task 1 two types of RFID coupons were designed and tested. Task 3 investigated impacting factors on the performance of the designed RFID smart corrosion coupon such as antenna length and reading distance.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01638923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-13-SN-000002
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2017 5:41PM