RMFTEK is a company specializing in custom remote monitoring solutions. Their technology is non-proprietary and uses cloud-based data storage. This data is then viewed through a simple website dashboard. This makes monitoring cathodic protection installations a seamless process. The company is one of the few providers with this technology.
RMFTEK’s PWATCH line of CP RMUs
The PWATCH line of Cathodic Protection Remote monitoring units offers comprehensive CP management capabilities to increase the efficiency of your CP system. These systems are compact and easy to install. Their web-based database, PWATCH VIEW, provides real-time information on any CP interruption activity. It also provides access to device configurations and allows technicians to make changes from any web-enabled device. The system eliminates the need for field technicians to visit remote locations, allowing them to conduct inspections remotely.
Impressed current cathodic protection
For large utilities, impressed current remote monitoring for cathodic protection provides an essential piece of the puzzle. By providing real-time information on a system’s health and performance, this technology can help identify trends in different pipe sections and help them develop proactive maintenance schedules.
Galvanic sacrificial anode
The process of cathodic protection is a form of electro chemistry that reduces corrosion by connecting a metal to a more reactive metal through a galvanic coupling. The material of the anode must be reactive enough to produce a sufficient natural voltage difference to generate a flow of electrical current. A variety of alloys can be used as sacrificial anodes, but zinc and magnesium alloys are the most effective in this application.
Remote monitoring of cathodic protection systems is an efficient and convenient method for detecting any problems in the system. It can help prevent corrosion and improve design decisions to keep pipelines safe. RMCP nodes are compact, easy to install and can be connected to existing enclosures. The system’s PWATCH database allows technicians to view and modify device configurations and status. They can also remotely perform inspections.
The Remote Monitoring Unit (RMU) is a device for measuring the performance of a Cathodic Protection system. It can be used to detect any problems with the protection system so that repairs can be made quickly. CP RMUs can be installed at
remote sites, such as oil and gas reservoirs, tanks, or pipelines.
Remote monitoring helps to check the efficiency of cathodic protection systems. It reduces personnel travel time to monitoring points and enables data collection and analysis anytime, anywhere. Remote monitoring devices connect wirelessly to SCADA management software to collect data. They also receive alarms in real time, which is especially useful for monitoring cathodic protection systems. Data is typically collected monthly or yearly, but may be collected daily or even more frequently for smaller companies.