- The aim of this project is to investigate parameters to be monitored and trended in order to understand the mechanisms of failure for cable end boxes. Commercial inspection tools were examined to determine the most appropriate monitoring system. An investigation of mitigation strategies has been conducted to reduce the health and safety risk in case failure cannot be avoided.
The key stages in the delivery of this project are as follows:
- Literature review to determine the key parameters to monitor
- Commercial review to identify the most appropriate monitoring system and sensors to deploy in the cable end box
- Lab based testing at the University of Strathclyde for initial testing of the monitoring system
- Field trials on the PNDC network to test the monitoring system in a controlled environment
A monitoring system will be proposed to identify parameters to be trended in order to prevent cable end box failure. The most appropriate mitigation strategies will be proposed. The main business improvement from this project is an increment of Health and Safety and minimising risk of injury to general public.