October 2017, Vol. 244, No. 10


Asset Tracking and Traceability: Field-to-GIS Solution

The industry has implemented a new materials traceability standard, ASTM F2897, that asset manufacturers are using to mark assets with standardized barcodes. In response to this standard, Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) has been working with vendor LocusView on a solution that leverages newly developed hardware and software to automatically create maps and material traceability records of assets during construction using GPS and barcode scanning. The Distribution Material Traceability project has been a priority for PG&E as it strives for traceable, verifiable and complete records. ASTM F2897 defines requirements for the data – including lot number, manufacturer, manufactu

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