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Novinium receives thirteenth patent on sustained pressure rejuvenation

July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012 – Novinium, Inc. has been awarded its thirteenth patent. U.S. patent number 8,205,326 entitled, “Method for Treating Electrical Cable at Sustained Elevated Pressure,” was issued on June 26, 2012.

This invention is the core of the sustained pressure rejuvenation process or SPR. Novinium is the only firm that can utilize this most advanced SPR process, which provides the greatest post-injection reliability and enjoys superior safety over any alternative. Glen Bertini, CEO and co-inventor explained the importance of this invention, “The SPR technology described by the ‘326 patent has revolutionized cable rejuvenation by improving the short-term reliability and the long-term life of cable injection. Novinium has a culture of continuous innovation and our growing patent portfolio is a reflection of profound technological advancement. Novinium technology consistently delivers ‘better than new’ reliability and the Novinium team delivers this with an unmatchable safety record. SPR is a cornerstone of that performance.”

Before the introduction of SPR the only way to inject cable was unsustained pressure rejuvenation or UPR. Novinium can deliver fluid with UPR, but it has made improvements to UPR that eliminate the soak period. The elimination of the soak period improves the safety, lessens environmental impacts, and reduces the cost of UPR. This improved UPR technology is designated “iUPR.” iUPR is available only from Novinium.

Novinium was founded in 2003 in the Seattle area by some of the same people who conceived and commercialized the earlier generation of rejuvenation. Novinium provides cable rejuvenation products and services to circuit owners and their service suppliers in the United States and around the world. Our primary products are novel fluids, methods, and tools to inject stranded underground cable. The patented Novinium injection process rejuvenates and extends the reliable life of underground power cable up to 40 years. Novinium’s products address circuit owners’ infrastructure problems at a fraction of the cost of existing methods, save energy, save natural resources, and reduce greenhouse gases by eliminating the need for additional production of aluminum and polymers for new cables.