The latest in a series of Calls for Innovation seeks potential solutions to a problem area identified by an electricity distribution network (DNO) with a focus on the mixing of resin for sealing joint shells.
Field operatives are frequently required to fill underground cable joint shells with resin to protect joints from damage and prevent moisture ingress. Currently, a prepacked self-contained bag of two part resin is agitated by hand for a minimum of five minutes to ensure the resin is adequately mixed.
As there are approximately 250,000 bags of resin mixed annually, there is a risk that in some cases the process is not completed consistently, resulting in potential quality assurance issues. There is also a potential to cause damage to personal protective equipment.
A solution is therefore required to mitigate these negative impacts.
Find out more about this call for innovation here.
To register initial interest and request an expression of interest form please call the Energy Innovation Centre on 0151 348 8040 or alternatively enter your details and quote the reference number DNO-18-04.
Please note, specific EOI forms are created for each individual Call for Innovation and the matching form will be required to progress any submissions.
The closing date for registering initial interest is 24 August 2018. Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
A presentation day is scheduled for 26 September 2018.