Società Autostrada Ligure Toscana

Società Autostrada Ligure Toscana

Adopting an industry-grade automation solution was the first step to the successful implementation of a project characterized by a large number of controls, and mostly, by the need to guarantee uninterrupted operation.

  • Eraldo Benedetto, Automation Manager, Giordano & C. S.p.A.

    Adopting an industry-grade automation solution was the first step to the successful implementation of a project characterized by a large number of controls, and mostly, by the need to guarantee uninterrupted operation.

  • Goals

    • Improve safety as well as reduce energy use and maintenance costs of Italy’s A12 motorway
    • Enable the automatic control and operation of tunnel lighting and ventilation systems to enhance driver safety
  • Challenges

    • Manage a critical infrastructure that includes 24 tunnels and 45 miles of “B-class mountain” motorway
    • Manage a large number of control units and ensure uninterrupted operation
    • Immediately identify anomalies or malfunctions along the motorway, providing diversified information and access to each operator
  • Results

    • A12 motorway safety has been enhanced
    • Energy consumption has been reduced via the automated management of tunnel lighting and ventilation systems
    • A preventive maintenance system has been established based on the centralized real-time monitoring of installed equipment, decreasing maintenance costs