Better control – less maintenance
Cathodic protection systems for sea crossing power transmission cables, are often distantly located at hardly accessible places. Remote control and monitoring can reduce time and cost for maintenance and follow-up.
Remotely controlled ICCP systems require less maintenance, give continuous operational status and alerts.
Sea crossing power transmission cables runs to distant places, and the cable landing areas, where the cathodic protection systems are installed, are often located away from settlement and road access. Very often, the only possible way to get there is by using private boat transport. Hence, on site control and maintenance are time consuming and costly.
A remote control and monitoring system based on wireless communication, as ethernet, telecommunication net-work, radio signal, etc. may have a profound impact on time consumption and cost for on-site activities.
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Additionally, such a system increases the control of the cathodic protection systems by enabling frequently transfer of operational data and alarm status to a remote computer. In this way, any irregularities can be addressed immediately, and the required action can be taken to maintain the cathodic protection effect with less downtime. Further, by an effective data acquisition system, trending curves and historical data will be available and can be used for optimum on-site service and design of future cathodic protection systems.
Further, such remote system have several other features.
- Frequently transfer of operational data to increase control of the cathodic protection.
- Directly transfer of alarms, so that irregularities can be addressed immediately and system down time reduced.
- Trending curves and historical data can be used for optimum service and design of future systems.
Effective system follow-up
By establishing remote monitoring and control systems, effective and thorough system operation follow up can be done, even when the system locations are hard to access. Optimum cathodic protection operation can be maintained, regulated through an agreement with experts.