Utonomy completes further successful trial in Edinburgh for SGN and Wales & West Utilities

October 2021

Utonomy is delighted to announce that SGN has successfully installed and commissioned three Utonomy systems in the Penicuik network near Edinburgh. The systems are in the process of being assessed for reliability and are currently meeting SGN’s initial performance expectations.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time SGN engineers had to install and commission the systems without on-site support from Utonomy. Utonomy therefore delivered the training programme 100% remotely using online video conferencing. The SGN engineers carried out trial runs on a test rig prior to installing the systems on the live network.

The installation and commissioning all went smoothly. This was due to the skill of the SGN engineers, the quality of the training course and the relative simplicity of the Utonomy installation.

All the systems installed are for remote operation and included both Ucontrol and Uconnect (comms and solar module). This enables SGN to monitor and control the network via their mobile phones, tablets or laptops without having to visit site. All three systems were installed on Donkin 226K pilot regulators.

This is the second SGN network to be equipped with Utonomy systems. The first was in Romsey where five systems were installed in September 2020. Both networks were equipped as part of SGN and Wales & West Utilities’ Pressure Control and Management NIA project.

SGN and Utonomy employees on site