Semi-active RFID

Over 1 billion litres of fuel and oils annually authorized by Nedap’s TRANSIT at Australian mines

Solution: Semi-active RFID
Industries: Mining

Every year over 1 billion litres of fuel consumption is registered and recorded in Australia’s largest mining operations utilising Nedap’s solution for long-range vehicle identification. FluidIntel’s AdaptFMS is installed on 50 mine sites, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, BMA Coal, AngloAmerican, Newcrest, Vale and Xstrata. AdaptFMS is the world’s leading FMS for hydrocarbon management on mine sites.

“The requirements were a very accurate detection accuracy on a wide variety of mining vehicles such as haul trucks, rigid dump trucks and other vehicles especially engineered for use in the mining environments. The TRANSIT system could resolve this, and facilitates the large scale rollout. Over hundreds of readers and thousands of tags are in use.”

Semi-active RFID


For installation at mining operations an extremely reliable and accurate RFID reading performance was required. A system matching these requirements was needed to ensure accurate hydrocarbon management of all vehicles operating in the mine allowing for allocation of fuel consumption to the correct equipment. Additionally the system needed to be able to operate under the harshest environmental conditions as experienced in the mining industry.


Nedap’s TRANSIT was chosen because it undoubtedly matches all of the criteria. The robust TRANSIT readers are built to withstand the harsh conditions encountered on the mining sites. The RFID readers, which enable automatic vehicle identification at distances of up to 10 m (33 ft.), are installed at hydrocarbon storage tanks located on different areas of the mining site. Every equipment item (including all contractors and subcontractors, lighting plant, generators, heavy mining equipment), operating in the mine is equipped with Nedap’s Heavy Duty Tag.

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