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Reference Number NPG_NIA_034
Title Resin Mixing
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 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 90%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Powergrid
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 May 2020
End Date 01 November 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £120,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NPG_NIA_034
Objectives The project proposes to investigate methods of producing consistent, high-quality potted joints through the automation of resin/hardener mixing. The method needs to be easy to use, provide a consistent output and, while suitable for vehicle mounting, be of small physical size and require the minimum energy required to operate successfully. The initial phase will be a desktop and engineering analysis of options.Having identified possible designs the project will deliver a prototype of the preferred approach to demonstrate and prove the concept and to identify a design that can be taken forward, post-project, The scope of this project focuses on small scale resin mixing typically used for jointing cables up to high voltage. Scope is limited to the physical process of current resin supplies and does not include development or improvement of the resin itself. 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.
Abstract Invetsigation of method for improving resin mixing for joint-potting to provide joints less prone to failure due to water ingress.
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Added to Database 02/11/22