Pole Leakage Detection Device (Phase 1-3)
SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
Identification of damaged / cracked insulators from ground
level before they develop into a fault.
Development of a tool for assessing safety risks
associated with wooden poles and
the assessment of safety risk associated with low pole leakage
The project aims to develop a small, insulated, hand-held unit that will
detect earth leakage current, and either flag a traffic light and / or an audible
alarm. It is envisaged that line patrollers will use such a device as both a safety
measure and to identify potential issues e.g. cracked insulators, before they
develop into faults.