RFID Systems for Heating, Ventilation, A/C & Refrigeration Manufacturing

HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) is an engineering discipline based on classical mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering principles. Machine design, fluid mechanics and instrument control go hand in hand in this engineering discipline. Understanding the physical properties of different liquids and gases and the physical location of HVAC units and access for maintenance are important to the science of HVAC.

HVAC systems have multiple parts that are integrated to function in unison (i.e. air handler, fans, and ductwork) as one unit. The function of HVAC is to control room temperature, humidity and the particulate level of other attributes.

The HVAC process uses multiple equipment components to convert incoming air to processed air that meets a particular facilities air conditions. Depending on what is being produced or manufactured in a structure will determine the air quality required. A non-sterile factory area may require rooms with low humidity to process moisture sensitive materials. The HVAC system and its subsystems must provide environmental conditions specific to the end product being produced.

According to Transparency Market Research report the global HVAC equipment market is forecast to reach $155 billion by the year 2022. There is a demand for many different types of HVAC equipment worldwide, sales of heat pumps and the ever popular room air conditioner are expected to dominate the global market.

GAO RFID has multiple Systems for the HVAC industry that can streamline the supply chain management process.

  1. Asset management
  2. Inventory control
  3. Shipping and receiving
  4. Access Control

    Using GAO RFID Systems in the HVAC Industry

    The HVAC equipment industry has seen an increase in the Asia Pacific region by more than 50 percent of the global HVAC market. Increased growth has been seen with China as the largest production base for HVAC systems and the key supplier to the European continent. Africa and Latin America have recently jumped on board and are now committed to low priced options for the HVAC industry. With such a high demand and explosive growth of this industry, it is important for HVAC organizations to ensure a highly efficient operation of their business. Our RFID technology can help with the following areas:

    Inventory Control

    The following HVAC parts coming off the assembly line can all be embedded with RFID Tags for tracking purposes before being placed on shipping pallets for delivery. Fixed position readers placed at tractor trailer checkpoints can alert manufacturing plant supervisors of pallets that have left the HVAC manufacturing plant. Logistics has never been easier when it comes to incorporating our RFID hardware and systems.

    HVAC parts:

    • Laboratory Space Controller
    • Supply Valves
    • Room pressure sensors
    • Thermostat
    • General Exhaust Valves
    • Fume Hood Exhaust Valves
    • Fume Hood Controller
    • Premium Grilles & Diffusers
    • Dampers
    • Louvers 

      Access Control

      HVAC factory workers can now be monitored by plant supervisors. Secure areas can be made off limits to workers with RFID Badges attached to their uniforms that don’t have security clearance for certain areas. Every time a door is opened and a zone accessed, the event is logged in our Access Control System database, allowing managers to review access reports and understand how their facility is being accessed each day. Access levels can be controlled remotely via our software, providing plant managers with the ultimate control over their facility.

      RFID Application of HVAC Networks

      The application of UHF RFID tags in HVAC ducts can deliver signals to transponders situated within a building. The installation of multiple passive UHF RFID tags can send pertinent information regarding temperature, humidity and the airflow status of HVAC sensors. Building superintendents can be alerted to the location of HVAC issues within a building regardless of where the issue is. Long range passive UHF RFID tags can be read from varying distances by RFID Readers.

      Shipping & Receiving

      No more scanning pallets with bar codes using a scanner. Pallets holding valuable products ready to be shipped to customers can be read effortlessly by RFID readers that read the information from embedded RFID tags installed onto individual pallets. The entire delivery cycle can be monitored and every pallet tracked, from the factory all the way to the customer’s receiving dock.

      Integrating our RFID Systems with your Existing Management Software

      GAO RFID’s Systems can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to your needs.

      At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.

      Our team of seasoned professionals will smoothly integrate the appropriate GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result is an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your management system.

      Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.