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

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  • 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.