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Novinium Improves the Performance and Safety of Its Injection Fluids

Auburn, WA, December 20, 2013 --( Novinium, the world’s most advanced cable-rejuvenation solution provider, announces today the reformulation of its Perficio™ injection fluid and patented, state-of-the art Ultrinium™ injection fluid to improve performance and worker safety. These fluids are part of the Novinium® cable-life extension solution for rejuvenating underground, medium-voltage cable. Novinium’s state-of-the-art solution restores underground cable to better-than-new condition and extends cable life up to 40 years.

Although Novinium has never had a fire, the company reformulated its Perficio and Ultrinium fluids to improve safety for workers and the public at large by increasing the flash point—the lowest temperature at which liquids vaporize to form an ignitable mixture in air. Although the flash point for Novinium’s injection fluids has always been the highest in the category, the flash points for the improved fluids are higher than temperatures typical of the environment. This further reduces the risk that Novinium customers will experience a flash-point fire.

Additional fluid performance improvements include making the fluids more tolerant of colder injection environments and dehydrating the insulation more quickly. These improvements increase worker safety and shorten the time required to achieve maximum cable rejuvenation protection.

“Circuit owners have enough challenges without worrying about the risk of a fire during cable rejuvenation. These improved formulations make for an even safer jobsite and improve safety for the public at large. With these improved fluids, we can also reduce the time required for a rejuvenated cable to achieve a ‘better-than-new’ condition. These benefits are only available from Novinium,” said Novinium’s Chief Revenue Officer Liz Callahan.

Glen Bertini, Novinium’s president and chief executive officer, commented, “Because one fire is too many, we are constantly looking at methods to improve the safety of our rejuvenation solutions, as well as increase their performance and make them as eco-friendly as possible. These reformulations are a testament to our scientists and engineers and just one of the ways we are continually improving our injection process.”

For more information contact:
Steve Sparkman
+1 253.288.7100

About Novinium:
Novinium’s technology solutions address circuit owners’ infrastructure problems at a fraction of the cost of existing methods, save energy, save natural resources, and reduce greenhouse gases by eliminating the need for additional production of aluminum and polymers for new cables. Founded in 2003 by the experts who invented the field of cable rejuvenation at Dow Corning in the 1980s, Novinium’s patented injection process rejuvenates and extends the reliable life of medium-voltage power cable up to 40 years. Headquartered in suburban Seattle, the privately held company is the recognized technology leader in cable rejuvenation and was honored as one of Seattle’s 2013 Best Places to Work. Further information is available at
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