This project will improve our understanding of indicative pre-fault behaviour of low-voltage (LV) cable networks and our ability to develop management options for it.
NPg has a population of networks based on Consac and Aluminium waveform cables which are more prone to some particular fault types than other cables. This project will focus on these to observe real, active pre-fault behaviour. The intended outcome is that the learning will reduce the level of technology deployment required to capture faults and contribute to keeping project costs down. The learning developed will be relevant to all types of LV cable networks and their management.
Timescales: 10/2015 - 10/2018