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Reducing Failure Rates of Underground Cable Networks

  • 24 January 2015

  • Neil Davies

Published Papers

When maintained in good condition, underground cable distribution systems provide exceptionally high security of supply compared with overhead line systems, due to a low incident of failure from external causes such as severe weather or external accident. 

However, underground cables are subject to deterioration from a range of root-causes, and without dedicated asset management, the systems will inevitably under perform.

This article discusses:

  • Failure Modes and Root Causes
  • Cable Hotspots
  • Cable Asset Management
  • Cable Condition Assessment


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