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"Our approach to PreVent is unique. We’re addressing it at the root cause: the breakdown of aging infrastructure, which generates flammable gases. We’re focusing on ventilation to make sure those gases don’t accumulate in the first place."

Dr. Mark Newton, VP Engineering
Novinium

PreVent Manhole Event Prevention

An estimated 5.5 manhole events such as smoking manholes, fires, and explosions happen every day across North America. Manhole events are increasing as utility infrastructure ages, causing significant network damage and costly outages. A single manhole explosion can cost a utility as much as $100,000.

Novinium PreVent™ is an innovative system designed to help utilities protect people and property from dangerous manhole events. PreVent actively suppresses manhole events, improving public safety and network reliability.

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

PreVent can be adapted to your utility's specific needs and budget.

Water Control

Water Control Cover

Novinium's smart cloud-based sensors predict manhole events before they occur and transmit real-time alerts.

Maintenance Plan

Every PreVent solution includes a maintenance plan customized to your network size and condition.

Active Venting

Active Venting System

Novinium's smart cloud-based sensors predict manhole events before they occur and transmit real-time alerts.

Water Control Cover

Novinium's proprietary design limits exposure to water, salt water, and debris to reduce the risk of secondary cable failure, the leading cause of manhole events.

Maintenance Plan

Every PreVent solution includes a maintenance plan customized to your network size and condition.

Smart Monitoring

Smart Monitoring

Novinium's smart cloud-based sensors predict manhole events before they occur and transmit real-time alerts.

Maintenance Plan

Every PreVent solution includes a maintenance plan customized to your network size and condition.

Talk to a Novinium specialist today to discuss your specific needs
and create a customized plan.

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PreVent is the only manhole event suppression solution that actively reduces incidents and increases public safety with an innovative prevention system.

PreVent's proprietary design prevents the accumulation of combustible gases and limits exposure to water, salt water, and debris to reduce the risk of secondary cable failure.

“While others address the question of how to keep manhole covers from going airborne during a manhole event, we challenged ourselves to prevent manhole events in the first place. PreVent hatched from that simple vision.”

Glen Bertini
CEO, President & Chairman

There are at least
2 million
electrical manholes in the U.S.; there are over 400,000 secondary network manholes in the Northern U.S. alone.

Webinar: Causes, Consequences, and Protecting Your System from Manhole Events with Dr. Mark Newton

Dr. Mark Newton, a leading expert in system reliability and manhole events will take you step-by-step through the causes and consequences of manhole events — and how to accurately detect and prevent them.

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U.S. utilities spend an estimated
$150M
per year due to secondary manhole events.
There are approximately
2000
secondary manhole events in the United States every year.