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Case Studies

Read the featured case studies below to see how the EIC have facillitated innovation.

Acoustic Barrier

BAU

A versatile acoustic barrier that can be attached to site boundaries, reducing noise and allowing work to continue without complaint. 

Above & Beyond

BAU 2021

A collaborative project which intends to deliver the required safety cases, operational definitions and guidance to enable universal beyond visual line of sight drone operations. 

Alternative Gas Pinpointing

Project phase 2

Current methods to identify gas leaks under carriageways can cause high levels of shock through the operative’s arms and shoulders. The innovation will change how operatives work by making processes both safer and easier.

Pollywood

BAU 2022

The development of a sustainable, ultra-strong wood pole manufacturing technique that reduces material use by up to 85%.

Smart SLG

Trial

A solution which uses geospatial technology, harnessing local data to create traffic management plans that are compliant with the Department for Transport's 'Safety at street works and road works' code of practice and chapter 8 of 'Traffic Signs Manual'. 

Pavement protection

Trial

Solution to pavement protection during maintenance and installation activities. 

Open Grid Systems - Grid(i) View

BAU

A mobile application that allows damaged equipment to be quickly identified. 

Real Time Fault Level Monitor

Trial

Managing fault levels, the highest amount of current that could flow in an electrical system under short circuit conditions, one of the major challenges faced by Distribution Network Operators (DNOs).

Fluid CableCare

BAU 2022

A self-healing additive for fluid filled cables.

Utilishelf

BAU

A robust, secure, easy to use magnetic portable work desk that can be fixed onto any magnetic surface.

LeakVISION

Project

Northern Gas Networks & Synovate are undertaking a highly collaborative project, working with the EIC and a consortium of innovators, including TTP and University of Leeds, to develop ‘LeakVision’.



LeakVision is a detection sensor that will internally detect, locate and quantify pipe damage / deterioration. The project will provide an improved understanding of the leakage process through advanced thermal modelling techniques.

Ground Protection Boards

Trial

Damage caused to paths and verges during street works carried out of private land had been the source of many customer complaints. NGN required a solution that would protect paths and verges while street works are being carried out.


Phased Array - Detecting Live Cables

Phase 3

The Challenge associated with the project was to develop a solution which minimises the risk of injury from hard-to-detect live cables, ideally consisting of electromagnetic sensors arranged in such a way that they can be applied to the detection of buried surfaces.

Zero Missing Phenomenon

Project

This project proposes a technical method that will involve engaging consultants to investigate the ZMP and produce conclusions that can impact the future of transmission network design and operation.

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