CSD RISE Cable Duct Seals for Flood Protection of UK Electricity Substations

CSD RISE Cable Duct Seals for Flood Protection of UK Electricity Substations

In recent years we have seen how the flooding of just a single electricity substation can cause a loss of power for thousands of homes and businesses. Flooding of LV HV substations is one of the key threats identified by energy firms during a review of climate change and the impact it could have on their business. The distribution network operators (DNO's) have agreed to ensure protection of their existing infrastructure assets and to complete flood resilience projects costing more than £109 million before 2015.

This flood protection program is being monitored by the regulator, OFGEM, who plans to review progress in July 2012.

CSD RISE Cable Duct Sealing Systems range of flood protection products, which include the RISE Duct seal system are already widely adopted throughout the energy sector providing high levels of watertight integrity for cable ducts or where services enter buildings. CSD are working very closely with many of the network operators helping to meet the requirements of the program and to ensure their assets are fully protected.


Recently CSD have carried out installation training with contractors, working on behalf of Western Power Distribution (WPD). The contractors have started a program to improve flood protection across the WPD network and CSD are working closely with the contractors to help ensure the equipment is protected and the buildings are watertight.

Over the coming years more work will be needed to ensure new projects are designed to cope with the changes expected to weather conditions and we are already involved with a number of design companies on future projects with our RISE Duct and RISE RAPID system being specified for use on these projects.

CSD RISE duct sealing kits have been developed to provide an effective and simple solution for all gastight, watertight and fireproof cable duct sealing requirements on high voltage substations, this includes 11kV, 33kV, 66kV and 132kV substations.

• Ensures DSEAR compliance even in heavily filled cable ducts
• Easy re-entry for adding, removing or replacing HV cables
• Provides 50 years cable protection with no maintenance
• High levels of water and gastight cable duct seal
• Up to 4 hours fire protection when using RISE fire resistant sleeves
• Quick and easy to install in both horizontal and vertical ducts
• No frame required and can seal any sized or shaped opening
• Kits can seal ducts when there is running water
• Kits suitable for trefoil, triplex and large HV cables
• Resistant to methane, hydrogen sulphide and chlorine
• Resistant to submersion in petrol, diesel and transformer oils
• Duct seal kits complies with ATEX regulations

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