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dc.contributor.authorEyre-Walker, Ralph
dc.contributor.authorDow, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorBryans, Russell
dc.contributor.authorSriskantharajah, Baraneedaran
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-24T12:37:05Z
dc.date.available2019-07-24T12:37:05Z
dc.date.issuedJune 2019
dc.identifier.isbn978-2-9602415-0-1
dc.identifier.issn2032-9644
dc.identifier.urihttps://cired-repository.org/handle/20.500.12455/69
dc.description.abstractWith over two million wooden utility poles in use across the United Kingdom (UK), assessment and management of wood pole decay has been an issue for many years. Various techniques and approaches exist for this, but each has disadvantages, such as subjectivity in the results, or time implications associated with the test. At present, there is no suitable technique for obtaining an accurate consistent pole health assessment, including below ground assessment, with enough efficiency for mass-scale deployment across the UK networks.Recently, SP Energy Networks has trialled a new, non-destructive seismic pole tester, “THOR”. The device is considered to have great potential, combining an innovative use of technology with real practical application. This paper presents the outcome of the trials to date; considers the device’s applicability to the UK networks; and outlines the proposed future development work to integrate the device as a Business as Usual inspection method for the UK industry.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAIM
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCIRED Conference Proceedings
dc.titleThe THOR Hammer Tester - a step change in the management of wooden utility poles
dc.typeConference Proceedings
dc.description.conferencelocationMadrid, Spain
dc.relation.ispartProc. of the 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2019)
dc.contributor.detailedauthorEyre-Walker, Ralph, SP Energy Networks, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.detailedauthorDow, Catherine, SP Energy Networks, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.detailedauthorBryans, Russell, SP Energy Networks, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.detailedauthorSriskantharajah, Baraneedaran, Groundline Engineering, United Kingdom
dc.date.conferencedate3-6 June 2019
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.title.number569
dc.description.openaccessYes
dc.contributor.countryUnited Kingdom
dc.contributor.countryUnited Kingdom
dc.contributor.countryUnited Kingdom
dc.contributor.countryUnited Kingdom
dc.description.conferencenameCIRED 2019
dc.contributor.affiliationSP Energy Networks
dc.contributor.affiliationSP Energy Networks
dc.contributor.affiliationSP Energy Networks
dc.contributor.affiliationGroundline Engineering
dc.description.sessionNetwork components
dc.description.sessionidSession 1


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