Reducing Failure Rates of Underground Cable Networks
24 January 2015
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