“Top Innovators: Novinium” in Seattle Business Magazine
Seattle Business Magazine, November 2010
by Nick Horton
Photograph by Hayley Young
“As consumers, we don’t tend to pay much attention to our power lines—especially our buried power lines. Yet we should, because over 3 billion feet of the world’s underground power cables were installed before 1985. Which means that they’re way out of date and are in danger of failing, mostly due to water damage.
Thankfully, Glen Bertini has been preparing for this eventuality. Bertini is the founder of Novinium, a Federal Way-based firm that offers a variety of so-called “cable-rejuvenation fluids” —compounds that, when injected into aging subterranean power lines, reseal damaged cable insulation and prevent further water damage, without having to entirely dig up the cable.”
Read more at Seattle Business Magazine.