Wales and West Utilities
Martyn Pallant (Innovation Manager)
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Network Innovation Allowance
The project is split into 4 main phases.
Phase 1: Develop requirements portfolio, undertake a review of market suppliers from across the world and analysis the suitability of the component in line with the project goal.
Phase 2: Design and procure component elements, machine , assemble and test 10 X prototype devices, end to end mating of hardware and software, bench testing and calibration. Review outputs from bench testing and rework if required.
Phase 3a: Identify a supporting partner to design an IOS/Android application to communicate with the proposed plus other devices that has since entered the market.
Phase 3b: Delivery of prototype for field trials, undertake field trials, review field trial results, amend where required/design revisions, re run bench testing and field trials, check performance and design is suitable for working environment and complete phase with detailed trial report.
Phase 3c: Consider other prototypes / devices that have entered the market since the commencement of the project and test alongside main project device.
Phase 4: Tooling development for final field device to be created, mouldings for device housing to be built and approval to applicable safety standards sought. End to end calibration of final field device, final device production run, further & final field testing and acceptance testing.
Each phase is dependent on the success of the previous phase.
To evaluate, produce and test a smart pressure sensing device that will allow accurate measurement of test and installation pressures across the Wales & West Utilities distribution network and provide a digital record for storage within the back office records system as evidence that a pressure test has been undertaken.
Develop a fully functional pressure sensing device that will provide a digital record for storage within the back office records system as evidence that a pressure test has been undertaken, where, when and its success result.