Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
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Feb 2013
Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
The Energised Alert senses any increase in electrical potential, above a predetermined threshold, of devices to which it is attached. Once triggered it is linked to an audible alarm, allowing the recognition and management of this potentially deadly hazard in a controlled manner. Its use will, therefore, protect the operator, other employees and any members of the public in the vicinity from casual, but more importantly, avoidable electrocution.
The Energised Alert is a high-voltage detection device, currently capable of detecting voltages of above 2kV. The project objectives are to:

  • Extend the voltage sensing range downwards from 2000 Volts

  • Undertake a full market appraisal

  • Undertake full evaluation of the technology whilst in operation.

This project aims to take the Energised Alert device from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 to 8.