Anotec introduces with Scotty IoT the first intelligent Internet of Things application for use with cathodic protection systems. As well galvanic as impressed current cathodic protection systems are under permanent surveillance using Scotty IoT.
The low cost Scotty IoT module has very small dimensions and sends out the cathodic protection system’s data 4 times a day to a computer server.
The cloud based server sends the data to a dashboard which is accessible for the user. In case of a major change in one of the received data points (current - voltage - corrosion potential) the server uses Anotec’s Self learning algorithm to identify the cause of the defect.
The computer algorithm is based on Anotec’s 25 years experience in fuel station and pipeline cathodic protection systems. Different problems may be detected at distance (depending on type of module) :
• potential too high
• potential too low
• electrical power defect
• anode cable defect
• cathode cable defect
• grounding problem
• anode bed defect
This information enables the Scotty IoT user to :
• send out a technician for repair anticipating the yearly physical cathodic protection inspection
• to minimize the repair time due to problem identification
• to take correct decisions by a non-technical literate person (eg help desk)
• to contact the workers at location in case of ongoing works (immediate repair)
• less corrosion damage : in case of a cathodic protection failure detection with a physical check once a year, the steel structure is unprotected for 180 days on average.
• to get insights in influencing parameters eg. stray currents, soil humidity influences, influences from other CP systems,…