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Reference Number NIA_UKPN0038
Title Real Time Thermal Ratings Cables
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
UK Power Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2018
End Date 01 December 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £284,625
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_UKPN0038
Objectives The project will be developed in two phases with the first phase focusing on collating the cables thermal data from available Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) systems and creating a model to be trained and verified using further data collected during the rest of phase 1 and in phase 2. This thermal model will allow us to analyse the cable ratings in detail. Phase 1 will look also into creating a specification for DTS systems.In the second phase, DTS systems will be installed on the identified schemes and the thermal model will be validated against data collated over a period of twelve months to improve its accuracy. The project will be looking into the following:Calculate ratings for underground cables based on real time data rather than using manufacturer/IEC formulas which will assist in identifying optimal cable loadings that can potentially defer replacement of some schemes in future.Correlate the data from tunnel cables temperature Fibre Optic (FO), ambient temperature and current in a thermal model so that a new system could be developed to either replace the installation of the FO cable along the whole length of the tunnel (may need to install the FO at the exits) or reduce the number of required ventilation systems following the data analysis of the hotspots.Utilise the developed RTTR transformer software platform to include additional modules for cables once the thermal model is developed, trained and verified. This minimises overall project cost.Compare the real time thermal ratings with CRATER/IEC model accuracy (In phase 2 of the project we will aim to develop a design tool based on the analysis/verification of the thermal model in phase 1). Creation of a DTS standard and real time monitoring of cables manual. The project aims to develop the following:Verified thermal model for underground cables against actual measured temperatures.Verified thermal model for tunnel cables against actual measured temperatures.Software platform for what-if analysis and asset management scenarios for planning.Real time ratings provided to Control Engineers. Development of standardised DTS equipment specifications for monitoring our cables (increasing suppliers base).
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Added to Database 14/12/22