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UTILITY Week 19th February 2016

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utILIty WeeK | 19th - 25th February 2016 | 19 Operations & Assets Utility Week's Game Changers series seeks to champion innovation in the utilities sector. to put forward a technology for coverage contact associate insights editor Mathew beech, email: Mathew.beech@fav-house.com the risks of cables short-circuiting, but also risks supplies to customers being cut off or impacted. Removing the foam and replac- ing it with the Rise sealing system removes another potential hazard from the utility network. The Rise Rapid system aims to ensure that health and safety regulations are met, that assets are able to last and operate effectively for the duration of their design lifetime by preventing degradation and – by meeting these standards and avoiding preventable faults – minimising the disruption to their customers. CSD counts UK utilities such as UK Power Networks and Thames Water among its customers. It also works with a number of offshore industries in the oil and gas, and renewables sectors, and can count the Royal Navy as one of its customers (see box on fac- ing page). It has worke refitting HMS Ocean, as well as providing solutions to luxury yacht own- ers – not customers who would tolerate leaks. • 792,649km Extent of electricity distribution cabling in the UK (2015) • 4,000-plus Number of electricity substations in the UK • 282,000km Extent of gas distribution pipelines in the UK • 700,000 Extend of water mains and sewers buried beneath the ground in the UK Networks by numbers: Utility Week Live: The Innovation Zone Organised in association with the energy Innovation Centre, this popular feature will showcase the latest game-changing innovations and solutions for the gas and electricity industries from up and coming SMes includ- ing CSD Sealing Systems. It will also feature technical pitches and live product demonstrations given directly to the people that need them. About CSD Sealing Systems CSD Sealing System (uK) was founded in March 1993 and specialises in the supply of fireproof, gas-tight, and watertight sealing systems. the company initially focused on offshore projects, such as fitting out Royal Navy ships and offshore oil rigs, before shifting its attention onshore about 12 years ago. CSD is the uK representative of beele engineering bV, a Dutch company with more than 40 years' experience in the development and production of penetration sealing systems. What is DSEAR? the Dangerous Substances and explosive atmospheres regulations 2002 came fully into effect in June 2006. they places a duty on employers to protect people from the risks of fire, explosion and the corrosion of metal in the workplace, and to any members of the public who may be put at risk by work activity. From June 2015 the regulations also cover the risk caused by gases under pressure and substances that are corrosive to metals. asset owners are required to eliminate the risks or reduce them "as far as is reasonably practicable". The sectors working with CSD Sealing Systems Following the introduction of DSear, CSD Sealing Systems has targeted its rise rapid duct sealing system at a number of onshore markets including water, electricity and telecoms. The system is specified for use by National Grid and by the majority of distribution network operators, including Northern Powergrid, Western Power Distribution, UK Power Networks and Scottish Power, for use at their substations. the company also has a framework agreement with Northern Ireland Electricity. CSD Sealing Systems says its customers in the water industry include thames Water, united utilities, Scottish Water, yorkshire Water and Southern Water. british telecom is also a customer, while asda and Sainsbury's are among those who use the system on petrol station forecourts. CSD Sealing Systems has also been involved in the multi-million-pound upgrade of the Royal Navy helicopter carrier and assault ship HMS Ocean.

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