Clear communications keep elevated motorways safe

Posted on 1 Jul 2014 by Tim Brown

The cathodic protection of elevated motorways north of Birmingham has been upgraded with a new remote monitoring and control system, based on more than 30 industrial PLCs (programmable logic controllers) feeding into a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) software solution developed by Tritec Developments and Mitsubishi Electric.

Tritec Developments Ltd, of St Helens, developed the system in conjunction with Cathodic Protection Co. Ltd, the UK’s leading experts in impressed current cathodic protection of large structures. Cathodic protection is a technique for controlling the corrosion of metal by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. Impressed current cathodic protection systems are used…

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