Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Offline Corrosion Monitoring (Towers)
IFI 0518
Apr 2013
SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
Using a combination of triangulated geographical location, year of installation and painting records a detailed assessment can be made on the likely impact of corrosion for each tower on a given route.
Capcis, working with Eve and National Grid has developed a macro level system; CARE that can show degradation of towers based on MET office data for the last forty years, pollution information and locality.

This project is a trial of the analysis package and assessment of its application to Distribution assets and suitability for wider adoption. A key objective is to confirm whether the software can be used for 132kV towers, which are older than the 400kV structures on which the software was based.