为了更佳的浏览体验,将您的浏览器保持最新。在这里您可以获得最新的版本。

新闻稿

SentryPoint Cathodic Protection Monitoring Solution from Sensus Helps Ensure Integrity of Gas Pipelines

Full day’s work is completed safely in just five minutes

(Click to Tweet) – Corrosion is the enemy of gas pipelines. It can cause cracks, then leaks and potentially explosions. That’s why natural gas companies place cathodic protection devices along the pipeline to help monitor the integrity of the system. In the past, utilities had to physically visit each test point and rectifier site to manually collect voltage and current data.

With the SentryPoint™ Cathodic Protection Monitoring solution, gas utilities can remotely collect that data from battery- and mains-powered sensors and transmit it over the Sensus FlexNet® communication network.

“We want to help our utility partners improve safety and operational efficiency,” said Chris Atkins, senior product marketing manager at Sensus. “Remote monitoring saves time and allows highly-skilled corrosion specialists to focus on maintenance, not data collection. It also reduces vehicle operation and maintenance costs and helps crews perform a day’s worth of work in less than five minutes.”

Cathodic Protection systems operate by providing a direct current onto the buried pipeline. As long as the current is sufficient, corrosion is held in check.

By eliminating the need for employees to travel to remote test point and rectifier locations, the SentryPoint Cathodic Protection solution improves safety. Here’s how:

  • Avoids potential for employee exposure to electrical shock
  • Delivers alarm notifications within one hour of occurrence
  • Monitors corrosion around the clock which allows technicians to mitigate pipeline issues that might occur between readings
  • Meets regulatory requirements outlined by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • Takes utility trucks off the road

“What’s more,” said Atkins, “the system data can help gas utilities with preventative maintenance.”

SentryPoint leverages the FlexNet communication network to ensure utilities can quickly send and receive data, even from remote sensors. The point-to-multi-point network ensures that mission-critical data arrives quickly and the separate alarm channel ensures the fast delivery of alarm-based information.
 

摘要:
  • In the past, utilities had to physically visit each test point and rectifier site to manually collect voltage and current data.
  • SentryPoint leverages the FlexNet communication network to ensure utilities can quickly send and receive data, even from remote sensors.
  • The point-to-multi-point network ensures that mission-critical data arrives quickly and the separate alarm channel ensures the fast delivery of alarm-based information.

We want to help our utility partners improve safety and operational efficiency.

Chris Atkins

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sensus

下载 PDF

Please select your preferred language:

English Deutsch Français 日本語 Español 简体中文