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Reference Number NIA_NGET0011
Title Detection and Measurement of ACSR Corrosion
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) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 November 2011
End Date 01 January 2014
Duration 28 months
Total Grant Value £840,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0011
Objectives To develop an ACSR Conductor Corrosion detection piece of equipment. Production of a functional specification System Specification Development of Technology Technology Validation
Abstract Conductor life and reliability are of increasing importance as ACSR conductor reaches the end of its technical asset life. Conductor condition information is vital when making optimised asset replacement decisions. Approximately 20 years ago, the CEGB developed non-destructive overhead line (OHL) test equipment to measure steel core loss. The equipment developed from this project is still in use and is the only proven method of detecting loss of galvanising in ACSR. The existing equipment is obsolete and increasingly difficult to operate and maintain. The analysis software runs only on legacy hardware and with unsupported DOS software only. There is no modern equivalent equipment available world-wide. Development National Grid and Hydro Quebec are working in collaboration to establish an updated version of the ACSR condition assessment probe. During 2011/12 we have joined forces to understand the theory behind the technology and began work on a working prototype. The method that has been proposed for this project includes; Stage 1: Functional Specification Stage 2: System Specification and Detailed Project Plan Stage 3: Options for commercial arrangements Stage 4: Development of Technology Stage 5: Technology Validation Stage 6: OptioneeringNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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