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Early warning system installed at 14 dams to ensure dam safety

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has cooperated with the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec) in developing a remote sensing system to ensure the safety of dams.

Egat's deputy governor for business development Mr Atthaporn Wattanavisut said Tuesday that the system would provide update information about the conditions of dams around-the-clock so that officials in charge of the dams would be able to deal with emergency situations immediately.

For instances, he said that sensor device in the system will be able to detect leakages, movements or subsidence of dams and relay the information to the RTU and then to the computer network.

The developed system has been installed at the country's 14 dams, including Bhumibol in Tak, Srinakarind in Kanchanaburi and Ratchaprapha in Surat Thani.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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