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Process control monitoring systems, industrial plants, and process control monitoring methods

United States Patent

September 7, 2010
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A system comprises a valve; a plurality of RFID sensor assemblies coupled to the valve to monitor a plurality of parameters associated with the valve; a control tag configured to wirelessly communicate with the respective tags that are coupled to the valve, the control tag being further configured to communicate with an RF reader; and an RF reader configured to selectively communicate with the control tag, the reader including an RF receiver. Other systems and methods are also provided.
Skorpik; James R. (Kennewick, WA), Gosselin; Stephen R. (Richland, WA), Harris; Joe C. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 811,499
June 11, 2007
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC0676RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.