Sicily Region Dams: verification and integration of monitoring instrumentation


Sicily Region – Regional Department of Energy and Public Utilities


2014 – in progress


Verification and integration of monitoring instrumentation installed in the dams managed by the Regional Energy and Public Utility Services of the Sicilian Region

The Regional Department of Energy and Public Utility Services of the Sicilian Region, established with L.R. 19/2008, deals with the management of matters relating to both energy and energy sources and the protection and protection of water (surface, internal, transitional, coastal and underground).

The Department is divided into two departments: Department of Water and Waste and Department of Energy

On May 2014 the Sicily Region requested Pizzi Instruments to carry out a series of inspections on the monitoring instruments installed on the dams directly managed by the Sicilian Departmente of Energy and Public Utilities.

During the first stage of the project, inspections were carried out on the instrumentation installed at the following dams : Lentini, S.Rosalia, Comunelli, Gibbesi, Furore, Zena, Cave, Trigona and Barbajani.

During the second stage of the project, the monitoring systems installed at Rosamarina, Villarosa, Cimia, Disueri, Sciaguana, Orange and Trinity dams were inspected.

Pizzi Instruments immediately activated, organized and arranged a series of technical interventions, providing a full situation of the inspected instrumentation; where possible, we intervened directly on site by repairing or replacing the damaged components.

In some cases, however, improvements have been proposed to implement the current monitoring instrumentation.

At the conclusion of the works, in agreement with the Customer, a meeting was held between Pizzi Instruments and Technical Staff responsible for the dam monitoring; during this meeting Pizzi Instruments staff replied to all technical-operational questions about our monitoring instruments and systems.

Tools used:

USBR Settlement System
Electromagnetic Telependulum
Electrical Piezometers
DEC5 Portable Readout Unit