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SMART GRID DAYS 2020: the AUTOMA annual event is back

SMART GRID DAYS 2020: the AUTOMA annual event is back
  • September 15, 2020
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The annual event promoted by Automa s.r.l. is back!

AUTOMA is pleased to invite you to its annual event SMART GRID DAYS 2020.

The event will take place in Seebay Hotel (via Poggio 160, località Portonovo, 60129, Ancona- Italy) on 7th, 8th and 9th October 2020, in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance issued by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

On October 7th we will focus on Network Remote Control and Monitoring; on October 8th the subject will be Cathodic Protection Remote Control and Monitoring, while October 9th we will host the Study Day held by NACE – Milano Italia Section.

Please, see hereunder the programme (currently being defined):

Tuesday 6th October 2020
  • 8.00 p.m. Dinner (Giacchetti’s Restaurant, Portonovo, 171, 60129, Ancona AN)
Wednesday 7th October 2020


  • 9.00-10.00 a.m. Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 10.00-10.15 a.m. Opening of the sessions
  • 10.15-11.00 a.m. A. Giorgetti (AUTOMA) “Gas infrastructures innovation in relation to energy transition”
  • 11.00-11.45 a.m. I. Magnifico (AUTOMA) “A focus on the importance of the electronic devices in collecting information for building the “Pipeline 4.0” Big Data
  • 11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. L. Castaño (KROMSCROHEDER) “Corrección del efecto cota mediante el sistema Golem en redes de distribucion de Gas Natural en baja presión”
  • 12.30-13.00 p.m. Round Table
  • 13.00-14.30 p.m. Lunch
  • 14.30-15.15 p.m. A. Giorgetti (AUTOMA) “UNI 11631 – Gas distribution efficiency parameter. Monitoring of natural gas distribution networks operating at low pressure”
  • 15.15-16.00 p.m. C. Contini (AUTOMA) “Odorant monitoring in Natural Gas Pipeline using Ultraviolet-Visible spectrography: experimental and theoretical validation”
  • 16.00-17.30 p.m. One-to-One Meetings
  • 18.30 p.m. Tasting of typical wine and food of the Marche region
  • 20.00 p.m. Dinner (SeeBay Restaurant, via Poggio 160, Portonovo, 60129, Ancona)
Thursday 8th October 2020

Under the patronage of APCE

  • 8.30-9.00 a.m. Registration
  • 9.00-9.45 a.m. M. Cattalini (APCE) “Multiannual plan for the implementation of the new legislation and guidelines”
  • 9.45-10.30 a.m. M. Cattalini (APCE) “It protects where it gets in, it corrodes where it gets out! The cathodic protection current and the bypass of insulating joints”
  • 10.30-11.15 a.m. Wilson Ho (KQKS) “CP RMU Trial Installation”
  • 11.15-11.45 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 11.45-12.30 a.m. I. Magnifico (AUTOMA) “The new ISO 22426:2020: Assessment of the effectiveness of cathodic protection based on coupon measurements”
  • 12.30-13.00 p.m. Round Table
  • 13.00-14.00 p.m. Lunch
  • 14.00-15.30 p.m. I. Magnifico (AUTOMA) “Using coupons for the assessment of the effectiveness of cathodic protection: from theory to field experiences”
  • 15.30-16.15 p.m. N. Kioupis (DESFA) “CP upgrading project”
  • 16.15-17.00 p.m. K. Kekez (PA-EL) “Overview and improvements after diagnostics of cathodic protection system over group of gas platforms”.
  • 17.30-18.30 p.m. One-to-One Meetings
  • 20.00 p.m. Dinner (Marcello’s Restaurant, Contrada Portonovo, Portonovo, 60129, Ancona)
Friday 9th October 2020

NACE – Milano Italia Section Study Day

  • 8.30-9.00 a.m. Registration
  • 9.00-9.15 a.m. Opening of the sessions with the presentation of NACE Milano Italy Section and of the Study Day
  • 9.15-10.00 a.m. Saviello (ENERECO), Del Moro (SAIPEM), Gregorini (TECHNIP ITALY DL) “High electrical resistivity environments: design and start-up of cathodic protection systems”.
  • 10.00-11.00 a.m. Barbaresi, Staiano, Giambartolomei (TECHFEM) “Calculation methods for the dimensioning of a cathodic protection system in a highly resistive environment: practical approach”.
  • 11.00-11.30 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 11.30-12.30 a.m. Mazzacane, Novelli Genuino (ESA NAPOLI), Gregorini (TECHNIP ITALY DL) “Design and construction of earth electrodes in the Vesuvian area”.
  • 12.30-14.00 a.m. Lunch
  • 14.00-14.45 a.m. Del Moro (SAIPEM), Marinelli (FM ENGINEERING) “Extension of the operation of cathodic protection systems of ground pipelines beyond the project lifetime”.
  • 14.45-15.30 p.m. Marcassoli (CESCOR) “Retrofitting of cathodic protection of offshore structures with impressed current or galvanic anodes”.
  • 15.30 p.m. End of sessions

The whole event is free of charge.

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