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cosine’s innovative handheld tag reader to help Shell with pipe monitoring

cosine and spin-off condi food successfully delivered a state-of-the-art handheld tag reader to Shell in April. The handheld device will allow Shell to measure water content and humidity via Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. Shell aims to monitor their composite materials, specifically the ‘health’ of their pipe systems, and mitigate the risk of potential damage using this device.

The handheld tag reader, equipped with wireless and battery-less sensors, offers a unique capability to measure water content or humidity using RFID technology. By embedding the sensors into the walls of the composite pipes, the handheld tag reader can accurately collect crucial data, including humidity, temperature, and unique tag IDs.

By continuously monitoring the water content and humidity levels, Shell can gain valuable insights into the overall ‘health’ of their pipe systems. This data-driven approach enables early detection of potential issues such as corrosion or leaks, facilitating prompt interventions and reducing the likelihood of significant damages or disruptions.

This information empowers Shell to proactively address potential issues and reduce the risk of future damage, ultimately optimizing the performance and longevity of their infrastructure.

This delivery marks the fourth completed project with Shell as a valued customer of cosine, demonstrating their trust and commitment to our innovative and effective solutions. The delivery of the handheld tag reader took place in April, with a representative from Shell visiting the cosine facilities to pick up the device.

About cosine
cosine is a leading worldwide company in the development of space instrumentation, such as Silicon Pore Optics and remote sensing solutions with onboard processing. We combine physics and technology to bring out-of-the-box solutions to our clients. We have been developing and delivering innovative measurement systems for space and industrial applications since 1998. Our company operates 1,000 m2 of cleanrooms and high-tech assembly facilities to build and test the systems we produce for customers at our headquarters in Sassenheim, The Netherlands.

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