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Experience Counts – Application Experts – Part II

June 4, 2010

Cole Hammond – When Experience Counts

Dealing with high voltage cables demands rigorous training and lots of experience. Injecting those same cables requires another layer of expertise layered on top of the medium- and high-voltage line experience. Novinium is staffed with experienced experts … the best in the world. What about the case where the injection is going to occur on the cable under several hundred meters of water. Who are you going to call? Now most of my friends prefer to stay in the boat when dealing with submarine cables, but my friend Cole Hammond is as likely in the water as I am!

Cole diving

Cole is a journeyman-lineman and has been injecting cables for over a decade. He has had his Ocean Corporation Commercial Diving Certification even longer. If you think electricity and water don’t mix you should spend some quality time with Mr. Hammond.

The world’s most experienced and capable rejuvenation teams are at Novinium, because that is where the latest technology is practiced. Only Novinium can supply Improved Unsustained Pressure Rejuvenation (iUPR) process and the even newer Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR) process. Only Novinium can supply older fluid injection technologies and the most modern formulations that are tailored to the unique needs of each circuit. Cole and his colleagues are the most experienced team to deliver the full range of injection technologies in the world.

I asked Cole what the big differences he perceived between the older and newer approaches. Cole said, “First—if all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. The one-size-fits-all-model I practiced before is quaint in comparison to the way I tailor the chemistry and the process to the needs of my customers now. Second, the old process was invented over two decades ago and has not changed appreciably since then. Compare that same-old-same-old stasis to my experience here, where we are introducing new products, improved chemistry, and new injection methods at a dizzying pace. Improvements come continuously … that makes working at Novinium so enjoyable because I keep learning and learning.”