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08 July 2019

Acutest - A Chosen Strategic Partner for Project TOUCAN

Toucan: Thermal imaging Observation for Underground CAble Networks image collage

Distribution innovation: In 2017 SSEN rolled out project TOUCAN

The project:

Scottish and Southern Energy Networks investigated a technical method using thermal imaging solutions as complementary tools in the context of locating underground cable faults in the power distribution network. 

What does TOUCAN stand for?

TOUCAN: Thermal imaging Observation for Underground CAble Networks and had the following project objectives:

  • Faster supply restoration
  • Reduce excavation costs and risks
  • Mitigate exposure to fines
  • Reduce customer complaints
  • Improve network safety and reliability Improve performance of underground LV circuits


Why is Acutest SSEN's chosen strategic partner for project TOUCAN?

Green tick symbol Experience and support - A proven track record as test instrument specialists, spanning 25+ years
Green tick symbol Hassle-free consultation/Equipment supply - Dedicated account managers provide on-going support
Green tick symbol Bespoke training - Nationwide training for SSEN's field operatives, tailored specifically to their requirements


Use our knowledge, experience and support for YOUR TOUCAN roll-out

Acutest can help roll-out the TOUCAN project in your utility.  Use our knowledge, experience and support to make this transition easy and efficient, from hassle-free purchasing through to the professional training of your field operatives.

Partnering with Acutest will mean a smooth roll-out, continued support and bespoke training as required. 

Please contact a sales manager in your area to discuss your requirements.

We are here to help you.

Read the case study on the SSEN case study






Acutest Training SSEN for the Toucan project