Using Real-Time Data Logging to Detect Unsafe Conditions and Safeguard Against Manhole Events
March 23, 2018
- A “manhole event” describes smoke, fire or an explosion in an underground structure such as a manhole, vault or service box.
- Thousands of manhole events occur in North America each year and the frequency of events appear to be rising as electrical, gas and water infrastructure ages.
- Actively monitoring these spaces in real time and receiving actionable alarms will allow service owners to take action before issues occur.
- Plenovo has spent the last two years developing a real-time low maintenance data logger for use in subterranean confined spaces.
By Dr. Mark Newton
Vice President, Engineering, Plenovo
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