Standards & Guides
Novinium is committed to the highest level of industry standardization. When NEETRAC and several of her sponsoring utilities expressed interest in a controlled experiment to compare the post injection performance of all commercially available technologies, Novinium supported the effort in every way. In fact, Novinium was the only global supplier to participate, reflecting our leading commitment to transparency and standardization. When the IEEE’s Power and Energy Society’s Insulated Conductors Committee formed a discussion group (DG C30) and asked for a draft Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation Guide, Novinium provided a draft guide. In fact, Novinium was the only global supplier to provide a draft guide.
The Novinium draft Guide for Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation of Extruded Dielectric Cable Rated 2.5kV through 46kV is the first of its kind. We will update it continuously to improve its value to the circuit owners that use it. The Guide provides a comprehensive view of all the issues to be considered when choosing a rehabilitation technology and delivery vendor(s). Because Novinium founders had their hands in the invention of all the commercially viable rejuvenation technologies used worldwide, we are uniquely qualified to prepare this draft of the Guide for consideration by the ICC working group and circuit owners worldwide. We will gladly accept criticism from any parties interested in making a contribution to the Guide. While the deliberative and consensus-driven process at the ICC may take years to create a Guide, this draft Guide is available now. Click on the PDF link below to view the entire Guide, or click on the Word link for an MS Word version of a model specification suitable for editing into you own RFP, RFQ, or specification found within Section 7 of the complete Guide.
The Novinium draft Guide includes an extensive definition section which will help circuit owners understand the language of rehabilitation, an overview of safety considerations, an introduction to post-injection reliability issues, an introduction to the technology for those inclined to understand the chemistry of rejuvenation, and a complete model specification. Within the Guide’s annexes can be found an extensive bibliography, a draft standard for leak-proof injection devices, and relevant FERC and RUS rulings on the capitalization of various rejuvenation technologies.