Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Innovative Fault Passage Indicator for Cable Systems (GM FPI)
Apr 2013
Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
This is a staged project to develop a non-invasive fault passage indicator for retrofit locations on the HV cable network.

Stage 1 of the project confirmed the theory that surface mounted magnetic sensors should be able to detect both overcurrent and earth faults on cable networks.

Stage 2 undertaken this year, was to determine the availability of suitable magnetic sensors with the sensitivity and linearity to work effectively in a practical FFI.

This project is intended to develop a practical and reliable, while novel in design, fault passage indicator for HV cable networks. Though mainly intended for retrofit applications, it could be used effectively in new locations as well.