Retrofit cable temperature monitoring solution

The latest in a series of Calls for Innovation seeks potential solutions to a problem area identified by the distribution network operators (DNOs) with a focus on sourcing a retrofit cable temperature monitoring system.


Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) is a proven methodology used in different industries to monitor the thermal conditions of various types of equipment.  A DTS system uses optical fibres as temperature sensors and monitors a continuous temperature profile along them.


Accurate real-time temperature monitoring of power cables could lead to optimal asset utilisation. Deploying a DTS system can provide full thermal visibility along the cable on a real-time basis.


The EIC’s DNO partners are seeking a cable temperature monitoring technology/solution that can provide real time thermal ratings at specific points along a cable network.  The solution must also be a retrofit solution that can be applied to existing high voltage cable installations.


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 and quote the reference number Call DNO-17-08.


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 closure date for registering initial interest is Thursday 1 February 2018.  Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.