Tempa rossa

Monitoring of Tempa Rossa Landslide

 | Name: Tempa Rossa | Location: Corleto Perticara (PZ) |  Start of the monitoring: May 2014  | Client: Total |   |Responsible for monitoring: I.A.T. | 

Tempa Rossa is an oilfield in the Sauro valley, Basilicata region, South of Italy. At full capacity the plant (under construction) - among the most advanced in the oil industry - will have a daily production capacity of about 50,000 barrels of oil, 230,000 cubic meters of natural gas, 240 tons of LPG and 80 tons of sulphur. 3 Tilt Array chains were installed in 2014 (1 Tilt Array is still monitoring the site). The site is instrumented with 3 Tilt Array chains:

  • 1 chain is 20 m long, with 40 Tilt Link V sensors (spaced 50 cm), 1 Baro Link (Barometer) and 1 Piezo Link (Piezometer);
  • 1 chain is 20 m long, with 40 Tilt Link V sensors (spaced 50 cm) and 1 Piezo Link (Piezometer);
  • 1 chain is 50 m long, with 70 Tilt Link V sensors (spaced 50 ÷ 100 cm) and 2 Piezo Link (Piezometer).
    Control unit queries nodes at defined time intervals and saves them into a SD card. In the past data were transmitted with UMTS connection to the elaboration centre. Now a technician manually sends them once a month.