Asset Management of Electric Power Distribution Cables Using Non-Destructive Technology

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 09:40 to 10:00
Hub sessions - Big Data & Analytics - Data to Reinvent Asset Management

Stream location

Theatre Big Data & Analytics


The importance of cable diagnostic testing to verify the true condition (Health Index) of cable assets and the many benefits of using a non-destructive technique to protect cable assets.  How Hydro Ottawa has incorporated this testing method into their asset management plan and the financial benefits as well as improvements with reliability they have seen for the past 6 years.

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Bill Bennett
Director Distribution Operations
Refat Atef Ghunem
Research Officer Measurement Science & Standards


  • Cable testing and diagnostics of in-service underground power distribution cables using the NRC 
  • The application of the NRC health index on prioritizing cable replacement plans in Hydro Ottawa. 
  • The application of the NRC health index on the development of cable asset management plans  for rejuvenated cables and solving many of the asset management issues at Hydro Ottawa. 
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