Volterra is located on the top of a high hill (555 m.a.s.l.), in an extraordinary panoramic position between the Cecina and Era valleys. Volterra has a vast territory, with a rich patrimony of historical, natural and artistic resources. The common objective is to contribute to protecting the environment, the historical patrimony and the people’s safety.
The site under consideration is located in “Via comunale della frana”, in particular the wall that runs along the side of San Giusto, it reaches 464 m.a.s.l. starting from 417 m.a.s.l..
The site is affected by two landslides that interests the outer border of a morphological terrace, its top have calcarenitic lands.
The evolution of the two landslides is equivalent, they are rock falls with sliding/overturning of the single blocks.
Genova is the largest city of Liguria is composed of a thin coast and by high hills and mountains.
It is one of the 15 metropolitan Italian cities, and it is the earth of Liguria That incorporates a hinterland Natural Oltregiogo in Liguria.
Based on the experience of 2011 was required to The Guardian, a solution for the control of one of the thirty-five landslides currently monitored by manual and periodicals interventions by the Civil- Protection. This landslide will be identified with the name “Rio Lago Lungo N.22”.
The right side of the torrent Bisagno is affected by a sliding landslide, this has a rapid and vivacious movement and it has caused some important cracks in the walls and in the buildings.
The system of The Guardian® , thanks to its wireless sensor network, is able to continuously provide data of the state of the landslide, the purpose is to promptly alert (with e-mail or sms) the local authority and the technicians when danger thresholds are exceeded; in this way, the area can be evacuated and the safety of people is guaranteed. The alert threshold is variable and depends on the type of risk monitored; however is defined by geologists.
Pompei is globally famous, his excavations are the only ones in the world that bring to the light a Roman town, where the time has stopped at a remote morning of 79 d.C., when the Vesuvio has erupted. In its historical center, there are the Rolli’s Palaces, which have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With over two million visits per year is the largest archaeological site in Italy.
The first site under consideration is the area where are the remains of the “Tempio di Venere”, which is located between Porta Marina and the Basilica. This area is affected by a slip of the soil that urging the walls which already have sealing and collapse problems.
The monitoring activity in this area has the objective to verify the «structural» conditions of the fragments of the retaining and perimetral walls. It is evaluated the inclinations and the extensions of the cracks in the walls.
The second site under examination, is Casti Amanti that takes its name to the paintings that show lovers gathered. It is a Home–shop, with a bakery on the side of the road and a home inside. Its not a common house of Pompei, but an educational workshop where are working archaeologists and restorers
On this area is necessary to monitor the status of the building structure, but especially the countryside around and above (several meters) on its two sides. This creates a pressure effect on the house. The system of The Guardian® , thanks to its wireless sensor network, is able to continuously provide data of the state of the walls structure, the purpose is to promptly alert the local authority and the technicians when danger thresholds are exceeded; in this way the area can be secured.
HERA (Holding Energy Resources Environment) is a leading multi-utility in Italy and operates in 265 municipalities. They provides energy (gas, electricity), water (water, sewage and water treatment) and environmental (waste collection and disposal) services to about 4 million people.
Hera Group requested us the installation of a Galileo i-Fire system for fire risk monitoring in an area used for waste treatment. Our proposal was to install a thermal imaging camera connected to the server and to integrate it with software modules needed for the analysis of the images received.
The camera was positioned in such a position as to have the best prospect area of interest. The technology behind the solutions with camera embedded, is natively able to measure one of the elements necessary for the development of a fire: the heat. This sensor is therefore very suitable for the purposes of monitoring and the alert fires in landfills.
Discarica il Pago – Fiorenzuola
The installation included:
- Process monitoring system (electricity produced, percolated tank levels, etc.) that allow remote transmission of information;
- Monitoring of known or sudden landslides;
- Low-cost monitoring system for landfill fires;
- More efficient management thanks to the trust of all the guarantees managed by an on-site control room on landfill and / or remote through a web service.
For the project of the «il Pago» landfill it was decided to use the thermal imager to have:
- A continuous monitoring;
- less false alarms, because the system is based on the measurement of a physical quantity;
- A low investment;
- Insensitivity to atmospheric agents;
- Monitoring of a large area at a distance.
A thermal camera connected to the existing server has been installed and integrated with the software modules necessary for the analysis of the received images.
The camera must be positioned in such a position as to have the best perspective on the area of interest
Palazzo D’accursio – Bologna
Palazzo D’Accursio consists of a series of buildings which have gradually been combined with an older unit, acquired by the City at the end of the Thirteenth century. Among these buildings it was included the Accursio’s home, who was Master of Laws in the University of Bologna. Since 1336 Palazzo D’Accursio became the residence of the Ancients, the highest City Government courts, Palazzo D’Accursio is the City Government headquarters in Bologna. It has been requested the planning and implementation of a monitoring system within the building, to monitor the internal monumental environments and to preserve memories of historical moments and political events of the city.
To preserve the Art, it was necessary to monitor the measurement of the air speed inside the conditioning ducts of some rooms. The Guardian – InBuilding infrastructure in the “Sala degli Stemmi”. Thanks to the small size of our equipment it was possible to realize this installation in a discreet but effective way.