Using Real-Time Data Logging to Detect Unsafe Conditions and Safeguard Against Manhole Events
by Dr. Mark Newton
Vice President, Engineering, Novinium
April 11, 2017
A “manhole event” describes smoke, fire or an explosion in an underground structure such as a manhole, vault or service box.
Thousands of manhole events occur in North America each year and the frequency of events appear to be rising as electrical, gas and water infrastructure ages.
Actively monitoring these spaces in real time and receiving actionable alarms will allow service owners to take action before issues occur.
Novinium has spent the last two years developing a real-time low maintenance data logger for use in subterranean confined spaces.