Utilities face a complex challenge. They must balance a tight budget and maintain high safety standards, all while providing customers with reliable service at affordable rates.
Novinium helps utilities achieve higher levels of performance by incorporating cable rejuvenation into a comprehensive reliability maintenance program. Our strategies can help your operation manage assets in the most capital-efficient manner while ensuring safety and reliability is your priority.
What is cable rejuvenation? Cable rejuvenation injects a healing and upgrading fluid into the strands of aging power cable to repair and extend its life. The rejuvenation fluid migrates into the conductor shield and insulation, modifying the insulation’s chemistry. Over the last 27 years, more than 130 million feet of medium voltage power cable have been rejuvenated.
Novinium offers nearly unlimited options for utilities to achieve their rehabilitation goals: Turnkey Rehabilitation, Full Service Rejuvenation, Specific Rejuvenation Services, Subcontractor License, Customer License, and Replacement. These choices allow each utility to choose the best way to implement each job each year.
The key to the incomparable economics of the turnkey rehabilitation approach is the minimization of replacement. Only Novinium and our partners are capable of providing the turnkey rehabilitation approach, which integrates rehabilitation services into a single, comprehensive solution. Novinium’s innovative technology has allowed circuit owners to enjoy the greatest reliability for the lowest total cost.
- Rejuvenate (iUPR): Occasionally, a splice which will support flow is pinpointed in a location too difficult to excavate. For these cases we utilize iUPR. In spite of the compromises associated with flowing through splices, iUPR is still more capital efficient than replacement and has a similar post-injection reliability.
- Replace: where there is widespread neutral corrosion or too many splices, we replace aging cables and associated components.