Gnosys featured new developments in two international dielectrics conferences where Gary Stevens gave an invited keynote lecture on high performance functional dielectrics at the ICPADM conference in Xian China and also presented on new cable development at the ICD conference in Budapest, Hungary. The application of spectroscopy linked chemometrics as a new way to monitor complex ageing processes was also presented by Gnosys chemometrics expert Henryk Herman.
Cables for renewable power
Gnosys with the University of Southampton successfully delivered its Innovate UK project called CableSure on the developed of enhanced performance cable insulation materials with the development and volume production of new nanomaterials that enable additive enhancement of electrical breakdown strength, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity and thermal stability – all necessary for renewable centred power networks.
Self-healing insulating fluid
Gnosys have moved closer to volume production with the letting of a license to one of the world’s largest producers of dielectric fluids. This development will secure volume supplies of Gnosys self-healing dielectric fluids to UK electrical power networks under the tradename AnagenTM.
Subsea self-healing cable
Gnosys has won an Innovate UK grant with its partner the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult for a 2-year project to develop and demonstrate new subsea power cable self-healing and water blocking technologies using new extrudable polymer materials. A similar development is planned for underground cables.
Aerial asset inspections
Achieving long distance inspection of infrastructure assets using unmanned aerial vehicles has moved one step closer. Gnosys funded by the UK Department of Transport have demonstrated pervasive communications for UAVs to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS). These new long-range aerial platforms will reduce inspection costs for many companies that operate distributed infrastructures.