Intel-LineProject ID: 720402
An intelligent inspection system for improved and efficient power line cable maintenance
Our prime objective is to generate in excess of €22million profits for the participating companies by addressing a European need for the safe maintenance and inspection of power lines. Intel-Line is an intelligent automatic, inspection system using advanced ultrasonics and incorporating wireless transmission and energy harvesting to provide a ‘fit and forget’ condition monitoring and failure alarm system. In an industry worth €210Bn and employing 1.1 million the supply of energy is vital, and with over 2million Km of overhead cable in Europe, any failure or interruption of power can cause catastrophic damage to the surroundings and to the industrial infrastructure and output. Current inspection techniques are expensive, time consuming and hazardous. Intel-Line will enable maintenance to be scheduled, reducing unnecessary maintenance costs and unexpected breakdowns. This will increase the availability of the power lines reducing the downtime.
Nesne, a Turkish manufacturer of innovative electronic components is seeking investment of €2m in order to enhance and upgrade our current prototype system, scale up production, produce training materials and provide ‘in-service’ demonstrations to prospective clients. MCI will enhance the software/firmware and upgrade the signal processing, PI are a specialist NDT company who will use, market and distribute Intel-Line. BIC will augment our technology to rapidly progress to commercialisation.
Using Intel-Line could save EU Power line distributors in excess of €150 million/yr. End users of Intel-Line will see an ROI within 6 months. The project participants will cumulatively increase their turnover by in excess of €40 million creating at least 40 new jobs. Our ultimate ambition is for Intel-Line to be fitted to cables for new erections and retro fitted during cable repair and maintenance providing the ultimate fit and forget system to guarantee the electricity supply.
EU contribution: EUR 342 006
ERZENE MAHALLESI ANKARA CAD 172/67 EGE UNV SIT IDEEGE TEK GEL BOLA S APT
35100 BORNOVA IZMIR
EU contribution: EUR 393 783,25
AVENUE DU GROS CHENE PARC DES BELLVUES
95610 ERAGNY SUR OISE
EU contribution: EUR 545 344,63
GRANTA PARK GREAT ABINGTON
CB21 6GP CAMBRIDGE
EU contribution: EUR 699 690
UB8 3PH UXBRIDGE