A quick and reliable localisation of damage in buried pipeline networks caused by external impact is of great importance to public utilities, as it directly affects guarantee of supply.
SmartKKS ensures reliable corrosion protection, capturing all CCP measurement parameters as well as all external voltages and currents which affect a pipeline. With this set-up, the SmartKKS system is capable of detecting external impacts on a cathodically protected buried pipeline at all times. For example, if there is an impact with an excavator bucket, Smart KKS will transmit the event immediately as an alarm message to a control centre.
The SmartKKS software platform offers a convenient option of operating the SmartKKS system. The configuration, evaluation and storage of data, the graphical representation of the measured parameters as well as the control and parametrisation of the system can be customised for different user groups and implemented from everywhere via internet access.
What’s more, the SmartKKS system now allows network operators to implement a remote CCP monitoring system according to DVGW GW 16, Category 2c on many pipelines for which it's impossible with the currently available conventional technology.
|CCP system can be controlled via remote access|
|Collecting of the measured CCP values and transmitting them to an evaluation centre|
|Test directives: CE, VDE, AfK, EMC|
|Time synchronisation DCF77, GPS|
|Detection of external force, e.g. impacts from excavator bucket|
|Economical set-up of remote CCP monitoring as per DVGW Code of Practice GW 16, Category 2c|
|Continuous, non-stop measurement and evaluation of all electrical signals on the pipeline|
|Separate evaluation of the electrical signals on the pipeline by disturbance parameters and the proportion caused by the CCP|
|Intelligent control of the CCP protective current on pipelines affected by induced AC voltage|
|Remote access at any time|
|Data transmission for the remote access via GPRS/UMTS wireless communication|
|Data transmission with remote access via Ethernet, fibre optic|
|Logging function via remote access|
|Parametrisation, software updates, data access, control: On site via display input, notebook, tablet, smartphone. Remote access via PC, tablet, smartphone with Internet access|
|Server-based evaluation platform with an interfaces to other software products including user administration and data export|
|Modular design of power electronics and measurement technology for individual requirements|