Abriox has installed the first MERLIN remote CP monitoring system in Spain, in association with a major pipeline operator.

The system includes monitoring at both test post and transformer rectifier, the latter including remote synchronised interruption capability. An external relay is used to switch the output of the TR on and off remotely and/or to take an instant OFF measurement at the TR.

Abriox supplies a MERLIN Relay Unit, which is a solid state relay specially designed for remote synchronisation of TR output according to a user-selectable cycle. It is also suitable for switching the output of the TR off and on remotely and for instant OFF measurement.

CP data is transmitted across Spain to the CPSM system in Madrid.