Utility Solutions

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.

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Asset Management

Novinium will help you prepare the most capital-efficient strategy to maintain your underground reliability. Let us help you develop an asset management program so you can prioritize projects and optimize your capital.

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Turnkey Rehabilitation

Novinium’s unique strategies develop a complete and capital-efficient solution. We combine services to achieve 100% rehabilitation, whether it involves repairing, rejuvenating, or replacing damaged and aging cables. The end result is a safe, reliable, and affordable underground system.

Rejuvenation

Novinium Craftwork

Novinium provides an array of underground electric services. Fault repair programs start with inject-on-fault solutions that are pre-approved for 100% capitalization. Programs include work planning, excavation, repair, switching, and restoration. Novinium also provides cutover work, transformer replacements, cable terminations, and riser rebuilds.

Equipment Replacement & Repair

Rehabilitation Flexibility

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.

Novinium’s turnkey approach rehabilitates underground cables in their entirety. Upon receiving a map or a set of prints, we implement the most effective way to return the selected area to like-new reliability. Tasks include: testing, rejuvenation, repair, replacement, tracking, and reporting.

Novinium’s full service cable rejuvenation combines innovative, patented, cable-injection techniques and advanced rejuvenation fluids to dramatically improve system reliability at a fraction of the cost of cable replacement. Novinium’s full service rejuvenation includes submitting work orders, switching, assessment and testing, injection, and documentation and reporting.

Novinium can work with your nominated craft personnel to provide rejuvenation-specific services. Roles are divided between your personnel and Novinium’s craft personnel.

Novinium licenses and trains a subcontractor in all of the rejuvenation tasks. The subcontractor purchases tools, fluid, and injection adaptors from Novinium. The subcontractor pays a license fee to Novinium, maintains records in our Knomentous database, and invoices the circuit owner for the work done. Training is carried out on a regular basis to ensure skills are maintained.

Utilities may license the Novinium process and train their own crews for when they have available manpower or slow periods of the year. As in the subcontractor license, after training, customer crews carry out all phases of rejuvenation.

Novinium has cable replacement programs for every utility that are provided as a stand-alone service or as part of a turnkey rehabilitation program.

+ Turnkey Rehabilitation

Novinium’s turnkey approach rehabilitates underground cables in their entirety. Upon receiving a map or a set of prints, we implement the most effective way to return the selected area to like-new reliability. Tasks include: testing, rejuvenation, repair, replacement, tracking, and reporting.

+ Full Service Rejuvenation

Novinium’s full service cable rejuvenation combines innovative, patented, cable-injection techniques and advanced rejuvenation fluids to dramatically improve system reliability at a fraction of the cost of cable replacement. Novinium’s full service rejuvenation includes submitting work orders, switching, assessment and testing, injection, and documentation and reporting.

+ Shared Rejuvenation Services

Novinium can work with your nominated craft personnel to provide rejuvenation-specific services. Roles are divided between your personnel and Novinium’s craft personnel.

+ Subcontractor License

Novinium licenses and trains a subcontractor in all of the rejuvenation tasks. The subcontractor purchases tools, fluid, and injection adaptors from Novinium. The subcontractor pays a license fee to Novinium, maintains records in our Knomentous database, and invoices the circuit owner for the work done. Training is carried out on a regular basis to ensure skills are maintained.

+ Customer License

Utilities may license the Novinium process and train their own crews for when they have available manpower or slow periods of the year. As in the subcontractor license, after training, customer crews carry out all phases of rejuvenation.

+ Replacement

Novinium has cable replacement programs for every utility that are provided as a stand-alone service or as part of a turnkey rehabilitation program.

Turnkey Rehabilitation

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 (SPR): Because SPR enjoys the highest post-rehabilitation reliability, it is applied to as many cables as possible. The majority of cables are rehabilitated this way.

  • 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.