Is your plant radio equipment up to code?

E. Buckley, FCC-FAA Licensing, LLC

How does a team communicate around an LNG plant or any other type of industrial facility, whether it be a refinery or oil field? The first thought is radios; however, there are stipulations surrounding the microwave and/or land mobile radios. Some plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast also have marine radios to assist with the docking and unloading of vessels. It is understandable, many may think of radios as walkie talkie voice devices; however, there are other avenues (e.g., microwave communications) to transmit data or for video communications, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) to monitor or measure pressure or control valves.  Radios are an intricate part of the system and


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