May 2020
Electricity Distribution
Resin Mixing
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Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand/Dave Whelan
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Network improvements and system operability
Asset Management
£120,000.00
Invetsigation of method for improving resin mixing for joint-potting to provide joints less prone to failure due to water ingress.
The objectives of this project are to:

* Review the range of possible approaches to resin mixing.

* Identify the key success criteria for resin mixing for electricity cable jointing.

* Identify a candidate technology that meets those criteria.

* Build, test and assess a prototype based on that technological approach.
* Make recommendations on a new approach which produces more consistent resin mixing and therefore improves the quality of cable joints and confirm a final design.

This in turn should improve long-term cable performance and reliability of the network as a whole.
Improived jointing quality and consequent long term improvement in network reliability.