SMART GRID by AUTOMA: together towards Industry 4.0

For some years now, we have been witnessing a change in industry that will lead to the development of fully automated and interconnected factories. We are talking about the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, which for some years now has been at the heart of the economic transformation worldwide and which especially in recent times, during the Covid19 pandemic, has proved to be fundamental in fighting the crisis.
From the very beginning, Industry 4.0 has been a goal for industrialized nations all over the world and that is why every country is implementing ad hoc policies on digitization. We at AUTOMA are part of this transformation and that is why we have embraced the SMART GRID by AUTOMA project, a technological innovation project, inline with the requirements of Industry 4.0, which aims at the development of an efficient, totally smart and automated distribution network through the intelligent remote monitoring of networks.

SMART GRID by AUTOMA is based on the GOLIAH® solution that integrates the management of pressures, odorant and cathodic protection in a single platform consisting of intelligent and interconnected devices, and a data collection software, which are then analyzed, combined and correlated generating added value for the customer (from Data to Value).

Thanks to this project, AUTOMA provides remote monitoring and remote control of cathodic protection and pressures through high-precision data loggers, automated management of pressure regulation through the patented GOLEM system, remote monitoring of odorant and automatic regulation of injection through the patented SPECTRA system.

The main benefits relate to three areas:

DIGITALIZATION, in terms of acceleration of the Digital and Technological Transformation process both on the Asset Management side (Analytics, Big Data, Centralized remote maintenance, Predictive maintenance) and with regard to Operational Efficiency, understood as an increase in network efficiency and as a reduction in costs;

•SECURITY, as the possibility of remote intervention in the event of alarms allows immediate action in absolute and total safety without the need to move operational personnel;

REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, as the dynamic and automatic regulation of the networks reduces gas losses into the atmosphere, odorant consumption and electricity consumption.

Therefore, the SMART GRID by AUTOMA project generates sustainable returns in the short and long term, in line with the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) issues that are a key component of AUTOMA’s customers’ investment processes.