Network Monitoring, High Voltage Technology and Condition Monitoring
The aim of the project is to successfully develop an innovative product that can monitor the health of HV cable joints and identify those at higher risk of failure for their controlled replacement, avoiding their catastrophic failure and related collateral damage which is currently a safety hazard to our staff and members of the public.
The success of the project will be judged against the four objectives described below:
- Successful collection of PD data capture from a number of sites with HV cable joints
- Analysis of PD captured data to define the bandwidth at which HV cable joints are at higher risk of failure
- Retrieval of HV cable joint(s) where PD readings are deemed to be defective for forensic analysis in the laboratory
- Development of a new product (“Canary”) that can be used for monitoring the health of HV cable joints and cable pits to detect those with high partial discharge for their controlled replacement