InfoSight Corporation (Chillicothe, OH) is dedicated to bringing identification and traceability solutions to every imaginable application. Highly abrasive environments are tough on components, and obviously just as tough on any identification of those components. InfoSight introduces Gorillabel to identify components used in highly abrasive environments, such as oil drilling and fracking. The identification label, which is pre-marked by InfoSight, is a transparent Gorilla Glass disk. InfoSight recommends countersinking the label into a shallow machined pocket so the surface of the component remains level. After severe abrasion, wiping the label with a liquid which matches the glass index of refraction restores its clarity. The label will survive anything the component must survive, including:
- Boilouts - cleaning at or above boiling temperatures (100oC/212oF) and high pH (12 or above).
- Long term immersion in temperatures over 300oC (570oF).
- Extended slurry abrasion.
This rugged barcoded label was developed for downhole petroleum drilling component identification. Other potential applications include fracking components, mining components, and bulldozer and backhoe parts. Data vital to the operation of each component, such as maintenance records and length of service, becomes immediately available to the operator with a simple smart phone scan. This is useful for planning maintenance on equipment and reducing risks to both production and safety.