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Published on Monday, 2 July 2018
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Challenge Expiration Date: September 2, 2018
The attached pictures show the effects on different components (INSULATOR, CUT-OUT, STAPLE)
The lubricants known to us are, however, an expensive and only temporary solution.
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Enel is interested in suggestions for commercially available products or easily implementable methods rather than solutions that require significant further development.
Enel is seeking a method to prevent the damage caused by the accumulation of sea salt, moisture, dust, and industrial smoke on the components of medium voltage overhead distribution lines. The method is to be used on existing components and potentially on new components. While a single method applicable across all component types is ideal it is recognized that the variety of different component types may require different methods and Solvers are encouraged to submit overall methods or methods specific to a component type. Enel is interested in suggestions for commercially available products or easily implementable methods rather than solutions that require significant further development.
Any proposed solution should address the following Technical Requirements: 1. Must be applicable to already existing components.
2. Must last at least two years after a single application/use.
3. Must cost less than the following to apply per component:
4. The proposed system should offer the Seeker client “freedom to practice” or be available for potential licensing. There should be no third party patent art preventing the use of specific equipment and materials for their commercial application.
The solutions would preferably satisfy the additional following criteria (but not essential):1. Applicable to new components.
This challenge provides contribution to the following SDGs:
With the introduction of new corrosion prevention methods, Enel contribute to improve the efficiency of the global electric system by increasing the life of the assets and reducing maintenance and costs
Enel seeks the innovation of new additives or materials to prevent the corrosion over the lines in order to the resilient of the electric system
Enel seeks environmental friendly new methods to eliminate or reduce the corrosion in MV
The proposal should not include any personal identifying information (name, username, company, address, phone, email, personal website, resume, etc.) or any information the Solvers may consider as their Intellectual Property they do not want to share.
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
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