Balloon network allows remote CP monitoring

Automated near-space monitoring of pipeline rectifiers offers a means of maintaining cathodic protection of pipeline networks without travelling to remote locations. Space Data Corp. uses standard weather balloons and a patented GPS navigation system to maintain a continuous monitoring presence above the Southwest US and northwestern Gulf of Mexico (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imageIn addition to remotely monitoring cathodic protection, SkySite enables general supervisory control and data acquisition host polling; pump-off controller monitoring; alarm monitoring of storage tanks, compressor stations, and transmission lines; field communications; and flow monitoring.System overviewLoca...

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