Automa SRL, from Ancona in Italy, has been providing remote monitoring and control solutions for 30 years, with over 16,000 units in service worldwide. The partnership with Cathodic Protection Co Ltd will ensure the continuing development of products and services to meet the demands of our clients.
Automa’s Goliah range of remote monitoring devices has been developed to service specific cathodic protection markets across Europe, making Automa a global brand leader. The range includes the latest G4C model developed for the UK market.
The Goliah forms part of the entire integrated solution offered by Automa which links up to the Webprocat & FIDO suites of software. The complete global system is designed to offer anti-corrosion monitoring of metal structures in the water, gas and oil industries. The all-inclusive solution provides the tools necessary for the quick and accurate control of distribution plants, as required by industry regulations. The purpose designed architecture allows the user complete ownership of all data, devices, operating procedures and functional results. This enables the direct real-time and accurate control of systems without the need for middleware.
Automa is unique, with its increased functionality compared to existing products on the market. The Goliah unit logs 86,000 data samples every day but only sends back a simple summary of the maximum, minimum, and average readings. This is all the CP engineer needs to know for reassurance. Should an issue arise, the engineer can remotely download all data to identify any problem, such as AC interference, DC traction problems or telluric currents.
Installing a corrosion coupon with a Goliah unit also allows real time instant off measurements to be recorded, all day and every day. Again, this is a massive benefit for the CP engineer who no longer needs to use on potentials to gauge if his pipeline is protected. Experience in Europe has shown that using this approach allows Transformer Rectifier outputs to be reduced, saving energy and extending the lives of anodes and groundbeds.