Pipestatus Go Global
|Coordinator||SWEDEN WATER RESEARCH AKTIEBOLAG - SWEDEN WATER RESEARCH AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 424 000|
|Project duration||March 2019 - November 2019|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of understanding the challenges of the globally leading infrastructure operators and verifying that our solutions are of interest has been achieved. The goal of obtaining a clear picture of demands from the international market, as well as verification that potential customers are interested in continued cooperation, have been achieved by far. We have started preparation on continued technical cooperation, specifications and demo installations.
Expected results and effects
The result exceeds our expectation related to predictive condition monitoring technology from Arne Jensen AB. Rather, the challenge lies in how quickly the technology can be completed and adapted to an international market and where. We decided to delay the technology from RISE, electrochemical potential measurement to locate damaged outer casing, as more development work is required and the method is best suited for wires that are far from power cables and other interferences.
Planned approach and implementation
All customers mentioned in the proposal were contacted. Some were added and some became irrelevant due to our focus. In early summer, we started to book all meetings that have been conducted with the energy companies in the above mentioned cities. Eon, OPEC, Korea District Heating Corporation (KDHC), Vattenfall (NL, DE), AGFW (German DH Association), Lithuania DH Association have visited Sweden. We have visited Engie in Paris and Hofor in Copenhagen. The longest meeting was held with KDHC, with four days ´meetings and Vattenfall, with two days´ meetings.