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UTILITY Week 22nd April 2016

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26 | 22ND - 28TH APRIL 2016 | UTILITY WEEK Customers Market view W orking in collaboration with Util- ity Week, last year saw the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) bring the Innovation Zone to Utility Week Live for the first time – and it's back again for 2016. At the heart of the exhibition, the Innovation Zone will showcase the latest game-chang- ing innovations and solutions for the gas and electricity industries from the EIC's up- and-coming innovator community. Ten companies that are set to shake-up the sector with their forward thinking tech- nologies will be at the stand, along with the EIC team. These companies, along with many others in EIC's innovator community, represent the future of the energy industry – it's not to be missed. The Innovation Zone will be located within the Network area of the event, which is dedicated to showcas- ing solutions and providing insight and intelligence for the gas, electricity and heat industries. For more information about the event, visit: utilityweeklive.co.uk The EIC at Utility Week Live The Innovation Zone is back, providing a showcase for some of the most promising companies nurtured by the Energy Innovation Centre to demonstrate what they can do for utilities. Innovator profiles CSD Sealing Systems CSD Sealing Systems has specialised in the supply of technically advanced cable transits, flexible pipe penetrations and cable duct seals in the UK for more than 20 years. The Rise Rapid duct sealing system is a multi-cable and pipe transit sealing system designed specifically for sealing cable ducts and building entries against flood and gas ingress. It comprises only two components, Nofirno rubber multi sleeves, used to separate cables and provide a backing for a silicone Nofirno sealant. The system can be used in any sized or shaped opening but there is a range of standard duct kits avail- able to suit the most popular sized ducts. OptoSci OptoSci has more than two decades' experience designing and producing optoelectronic systems for the international education, research, indus- trial and environmental sensing markets. At Utility Week Live it will be showcas- ing its OptoMole mobile methane detection/ monitoring system. This has been developed to aid the gas distribution networks to use laser and fibre optic technology to quickly locate leaks from underground gas mains. Smart Compliance The Smart Compliance carbon monoxide system differs from other CO detectors because it records all CO detected, not just the concentrations that would trigger an alarm, and reports con- tinuously to a central portal via SMS. This patented technology offers a leap forward in public safety, and provides landlords with real-time information and complete evidence of compliance with legislative requirements and duty of care recommendations. At Utility Week Live, you can meet the developers, discuss the logistics and costs of deploying it, and be watch the system in operation. Pollywood With the support of the EIC and Northern Powergrid, Pollywood has developed a composite wooden pole that provides the strength and durability required of a power pole without the need of an aer treatment, critical with the use of creosote set to be banned in the near future. Pollywood and Northern Powergrid share the objective to create a carbon neutral product, which may even be carbon nega- tive, when the EU standards for managing sustainable forests is taken into account. For each tree used, several high strength poles are produced and two or three new trees are planted in its place. Stonehaven Technology Stonehaven Technology is an enterprise application so- ware development company with three products in the utility sector. Its civil asset risk management pro- gramme, developed in collaboration with Electricity North West, enables companies to prioritise asset management and mitigate security risks, abstractions and vandalism. The flood risk management soware provides an understanding of enduring flood risks and integrates live data sources, including flood alerts, weather observations and river gauges. The machine-to-machine soware inte- grates data observations from devices with a range of programmable parameters. Use of this system has resulted in the arrest and conviction of metal thieves. Roadmender Roadmender Asphalt is a mobile process producing premium quality hot-mix asphalt for pot- hole patching and utility reinstatements in all-weather conditions. While the finished mix is no different to regular asphalt that can be collected from a plant, the Roadmender process delivers operating efficiencies, performance benefits and cost savings. With Roadmender Asphalt, utilities can now make their own durable, long-lasting asphalt hot-mix in just the quantity they need, at the correct temperature for ideal compaction, directly at the job site. Stickyworld Stickyworld offers engage- ment teams a simple, secure, cloud-based solution that scales to suit their needs, and integrates with face-to-face engagement. Stickyworld enables a more interactive presentation and explanation of projects. Network staff can create online rooms for discussing every stage of a project, regard- less of scale and location. A simple customer relationship management system makes it easy to manage stakeholder lists and invite

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