Case Studies

Below are just a few of our utility case studies.

St. Charles Municipal Electric Utility, St. Charles, IL, U.S.A.: Using a Holistic Approach to Improve Aging URD Infrastructure Reliability

  • Created a holistic strategic asset management plan that incorporated both rejuvenation and replacement to improve system reliability.
  • The rehabilitated subdivisions have experienced a 96 percent reduction in failures.
  • St. Charles saved $4.3 million and achieved reliability results comparable to newly installed cable.
  • Cablewise® on-line (energized) cable assessment service
  • Assessed underground cables for partial discharge (PD) and other aging mechanisms
  • Identifying and addressing weak areas before an unscheduled outage could occur allowed Holy Cross Energy to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with reliability assurance.

Dayton Power & Light, Dayton, OH, U.S.A.: Rejuvenating Feeder Cables to Secure Critical Airport Infrastructure

  • Novinium rejuvenated 42,255 feet of 1000 MCM and 500 MCM cable for critical customer.
  • Rejuvenation saved $530,161 over estimated replacement costs.
  • The rejuvenated cable has been restored to as-new condition and is covered by Novinium’s 40-year warranty.
  • Novinium addressed 200,689 meters of underground cable and injected 85% or 174,465 meters.
  • Cable failures have declined by 58% since Novinium began the injection process.
  • $13.4 million in capital budget savings by rejuvenating rather than replacing its underground cable.
  • Post-failure injection.
  • Injecting in very warm isohyperthermic soil.
  • Injecting very large 22kV 630mm connector.
  • Sustained Creating a Prioritized Rejuvenation Plan.
  • Training of Customer Crews.
  • Service Flexibility.
  • Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR)
  • Vacuum excavation of splices
  • Vault rehabilitation

MEA, Palmer, AK, U.S.A.: Frost thrust causes cable failures

  • Cold weather issues
  • Circuit owner certification in injection procedures
  • Seasonal utilization of work force

Littleton Electric Light, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Re-inject cables that were beginning to fail

  • Re-injection of previously treated cables
  • N-Ter™ — Novinium Thermally Enhanced Rejuvenation
  • Single-visit – single switch™ process saves time and money
  • New technology provides extended life

Homer Electric, Alaska, U.S.A.: Proactive treatment of unreliable 25kV, 19-strand, 1/0 cable

  • Formulation tailored to cool environment
  • Circuit owner working relationship with Novinium veteran injectors
  • Excessively bent cables

Tacoma Power, Washington, U.S.A.: Preemptive rejuvenation of Ketron Island submarine cable

  • Preemptive treatment of submarine cable

Inland Power, Washington, U.S.A.: Proactive, preventative, and preemptive treatment of multiple targeted circuits

  • Faster and simpler treatment process saves money
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Craftwork saves time, manpower and money

Tanner Electric Coop., North Bend, WA, U.S.A.: Life extension of 32-year old, EPR submarine cable

  • Submarine
  • Treating EPR
  • N-Rex radial exclusion
  • Post-injection failure and the Novinium unconditional warranty
  • Testing cables with copper foil shields
  • Copper foil shields in anaerobic marine environment

Below are just a few of our industrial case studies.

Dayton Power and Light, Dayton, OH, U.S.A.: Rejuvenating Feeder Cables to Secure Critical Airport Infrastructure

  • Novinium rejuvenated 42,255 feet of 1000 MCM and 500 MCM cable for critical customer.
  • Rejuvenation saved $530,161 over estimated replacement costs.
  • The rejuvenated cable has been restored to as-new condition and is covered by Novinium’s 40-year warranty.

IOCHEM, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Restored 100% of underground cable on time and under budget

  • Rejuvenation costs less than replacement
  • Preventative maintenance to avoid cable failures
  • Restricted access and confined space
  • Application of rejuvenation in refinery
  • Application of fluid injection in industrial plant
  • Superb Novinium craftsmanship
  • Industrial Application
  • Treating EPR
  • Rapid turn-around

Power Plant, Texas, U.S.A.: Reverse seawater flooding damage from Hurricane Ike

  • Power Plant Application
  • Rapid response to natural disasters
  • Water tight termination seals water out for good
  • Better than new megger performance

Terra Industries, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Proactive treatment of 5kV EPR insulated 1000MCM feeder cables

  • Industrial applications of cable-rejuvenation technology
  • Tailored formulation of chemistry to address ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) insulated cables
  • Problem solving Novinium team