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LIRA Development And New Markets Project

Hi there,

Wirescan has over tha past two years developed a solution enabling LIRA based cable condition monitoring for online and energized cables!
We now have a fully functional prototype up and running, and the system is working great!

To follow this project we are currently setting up a new project proposal, Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation, where we seek to bring this solution to the market! In order to do so we must rely on strong partners who see the potential in digitizing their cable network! We are looking for partners willing to instrument a significant part of their cables so that we can provide analytics and results which will improve the operation and maintenance of the network!

So, if you are a cable network owner or operator and you think this is an interesting opportunity, please contact us!

Best Regards
Morten Huseby
Wirescan CEO
+47 957 43 470

PS: Have a look at the attached project invitation. It gives you a better flavour of what we are aiming at in the project!

WS LIRA DANM – Project Invitation R5

Key words: cable condition monitoring, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, digitalization, digitization

LIRA testing on inter array cables in UK

Wirescan has received a PO for LIRA testing of several inter array cable strings offshore UK. The test will be performed during a several days campaign in February 2018, and the LIRA result will be used as a fingerprint for future cable condition monitoring and fault location. Our client is using LIRA due to the comprehensive result from the non-destructive LIRA test. The LIRA system is highly  sensitive in detecting joints, damages and degradations along the cable, in addition to providing a global condition assessment figure for the complete cable string.

LIRA cable condition assessment post installation of subsea cable in the UK

Wirescan is proud to announce that we have received an order from a major wind energy operator, for a LIRA cable condition assessment on two offshore wind subsea cables post installation. One of the test is to perform a condition assessment to identify potential damages occurred during the installation phase, and the other test is to perform a condition assessment and have a fingerprint measurements for future condition monitoring and fault location.

LIRA Acquire to TSO in Switzerland

Wirescan has sold the unique LIRA Acquire system to a TSO in Switzerland, who will use the LIRA unit for cable condition assessment and monitoring, and for cable fault location on their underground and subsea cables. The LIRA system is a non-destructive, cable diagnostic system that identifies and locates any impedance change along the cable, in addition to provide valuable information on the global condition of the cable. This is very valuable as data input in decision making during a cable replacement regime of ols cables.

Purchase order for LIRA Acquire from Portugal

Wirescan is pleased to announce that we have received a purchase order for LIRA Acquire from a company in Portugal working with renewable energy. The unit will be provided as soon as possible, and Wirescan will perform a three day LIRA training for the operators. The unit will be used as a cable diagnostic tool for cable condition assessment and monitoring, and cable fault location.

LIRA cable condition assessment on an offshore wind export cable outside Denmark

Wirescan has performed a LIRA fingerprint test on a 43km subsea power cable connecting an offshore wind farm in Denmark to the Danish power grid. The LIRA test was performed from both the onshore and offshore substation, and the result will be used as a reference for future condition monitoring or fault location. This first test at the start of operation, provides the cable owner with valuable information of the cable condition after installation, and it is the first test towards monitoring the cable condition, to identify changes and damages that potentially could result in a cable break-down, before it happens.

LIRA cable fault location on subsea cable in Scotland

Wirescan has recently performed a cable fault location campaign on a subsea cable in Scotland. Wirescan urgently mobilized to support the cable owner in their fault location campaign, and the LIRA test accurately identified and located the fault in the cable. This information will support the cable owner in their cable repair campaign, and supporting them to get hold of the correct equipment for repairing the cable.