Jan 2012
Electricity Distribution
Gynosys Self Healing Cables
2012_13
Live
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
None
LV & 11kV Networks
£226,910.00
There is a recognised need in the UK electricity distribution network for extruded polymeric cables to be cable of self-repair if the protective outer sheath is damaged during installation or operation.

An initial study will be undertaken to review, rank and lab trial a number of candidate material technologies that may be able to support self-repair. This will be followed by laboratory trials on one or more of these technologies. If successful commercial development of an improved performance MV cable system could follow in collaboration with one or more cable manufacturers.

This project addresses the need for a cable system that can self-repair sheath damage thus removing a significant source of faults in cables.