Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Cable Identification Devices
IFI 1107
Live
Feb 2013
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SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
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Innovation Funding Incentive
None
High Voltage Technology
£42,000.00
Every year there are a number of instances where an incorrect cable is opened in error. This device has the potential to minimise these occurrences. Every year there are a number of instances where an incorrect cable is opened in error. This device has the potential to minimise these occurrences.

SEBA KMT has produced a device that uses DC pulses to positively identify cables either live or dead circuits. Identification is via a visual display which shows the rise and fall in signal strength along the cable length due to the layup of the cores. As DC is used there is no current induction in adjacent cables thus avoiding incorrect identification which other devices can suffer from.

Every year there are a number of instances where an incorrect cable is opened in error. This device has the potential to minimise these occurrences.

SEBA KMT has produced a device that uses DC pulses to positively identify cables either live or dead circuits. Identification is via a visual display which shows the rise and fall in signal strength along the cable length due to the layup of the cores. As DC is used there is no current induction in adjacent cables thus avoiding incorrect identification which other devices can suffer from.

This project will be a trial evaluation of the device through field testing with the device being enhanced as appropriate.