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NEW Tech Case Study: Protecting high voltage underground assets through monitoring and real-time alerts

  • 2 March 2023
  • Author: Sarah Daley
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NEW Tech Case Study: Protecting high voltage underground assets through monitoring and real-time alerts

CGA is pleased to share a new case study detailing how member TransGrid, an Australian electricity network, implemented FiberSense DigitalAsset™ technology to enhance the safety of a high voltage underground cable. The case study, titled “Fibersense - DigitalAsset: Protecting High Voltage Underground Assets,” highlights how TransGrid leveraged this technology’s accurate, real-time monitoring of underground assets to enhance its threat detection capabilities and improve workforce efficiency.

TransGrid’s network extends thousands of miles and forms the backbone of the Australian National Energy Market. With many of the organization’s underground cables buried beneath roadways and  adjacent to other critical infrastructure including water, gas and telecoms, they are highly susceptible to interference and damages. To replace its costly, time-consuming daily patrols to inspect assets, TransGrid implemented FiberSense’s DigitalAsset™ service on a critical 330kV underground cable.

Within the case study, TransGrid outlines the benefits of implementing the FiberSense DigitalAsset™ service and how it has proven instrumental in protecting vital underground cables through its patented acoustic sensing to detect threats such as unauthorized digging and tampering. The threat detection service now provides TransGrid with 24/7 cable monitoring and immediate cable fault location, resulting in significant cost savings, increased operational efficiency and more. The case study also details the logistics of the service and its unique capabilities, including its ability to classify threats by severity and nature and provide a GPS mapped view of monitored assets. 

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The full case study is available on CGA’s website, along with other case studies and reports that highlight emerging technologies and innovations that are improving the damage prevention industry. If your organization would like to share an innovative approach or application that addresses persistent challenges in the damage prevention industry, click here to submit information for consideration.

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