Novinium Rejuvenates Critical Dayton International Airport Feeder Cables
Kent, Washington, USA—August 6, 2015—Dayton Power and Light chose Novinium® to rejuvenate two feeder cables supplying power to one of their most critical customers, the Dayton International Airport. Novinium treated the cable in less time, with less disruption, and at a fraction of the cost of cable replacement. Novinium backed their rejuvenation method with a 40-year warranty and a proven post-injection success rate of 99.6 percent, which is comparable to that of newly replaced cable.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program classifies airports as vital assets that affect the nation’s security. Dayton Power and Light, responsible for ensuring the Dayton International Airport’s system reliability, needed to return all of the airport’s feeder cables to as-new condition.
“We knew we needed to do something for this critical customer to improve their reliability,” said Jeff Dahlinghaus, operations manager at Dayton Power and Light. “We chose to go with the injection process versus trying to replace it, mainly because it’s both direct buried cable as well as cable running through a conduit manhole system. It was going to be a very expensive and long process to try to look at replacing the cable.”
Novinium mobilized several crews and the entire project took less time than required at approximately three weeks. Novinium used their patented Cablecure® 733 fluid and Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR) process to inject both the 1000 MCM cable and the 500 MCM cable. Upon the project’s completion, 42,255 feet of cable were injected.
“Asset managers are quickly learning about the benefits of rejuvenating feeder cable,” said Novinium Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wade Pfeiffer. “Because of Novinium’s commitment to reliability, we can confidently inject cable in critical situations where outages are unacceptable.”