Entity and financial line: Centre for Technological and Industrial Development. Project of Investigation and Development.
From refinery all installations linked to the precise operations are followed by a preventive maintenance due to the aggressive environment in which conduction (marine means) stays can produce damages in lines and elements of transference that can provoke spills which are visually perceptible if characteristics of products, operative conditions and caudal escapes allow it.
The control of those spills passes inexorably through its prevention, not only through an appropriated maintenance of involved installations but also through the elements that allow detect immediately spills in order to act efficiently in their containment and reparation.
Together with CEPSA and MAGTEL OPERATIONS, Itecam participates in NETCON project for the development of fibre optic devices susceptible to be connected as an extensive network able to respond with faster alerts, discriminative in products or types of products and the specific location of the spilled zone.
Furthermore this project carries on a proper development of a communicative optic network able to connect and manage an ensemble of multisensorial transductors that operate with different kinds of technology. Intelligence in network should supply different levels of alerts in relation to the detection of transductors and to the response facing diverse products and types of products.
The essential part of Itecam shares in NETCON are based on the design of the protective structure of encapsulates that will assist to a certain grade of permeability, not inertia following marine waves and levels. It is also based on the structural resources enough to prevent potential impacts. This structure will be fixed to vertical cloths of trousers situated in a sufficient level to cover all dynamic range foreseeable. The design of this protective structure is leaded by CEPSA in cooperation with Technical College in Madrid, UCA and ITECAM.