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Reference Number NIA_NGGT0171
Title PRCI (Pipeline Research Council International) 2021 - 2026
Status Started
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Gas Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2021
End Date 31 March 2026
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £1,578,278
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Central (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent Eastern (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent North London (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent North West (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent West Midlands (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_NGGT0171
Objectives PRCI facilitates a collaborative R&D programme, funded by contributions based on the total length of pipelines operated by each member company. Each member company contributes to the projects that most closely address their needs, but all member companies have access to the output of the complete PRCI programme. Projects are balloted annually, and members participate in projects that most closely meet their individual network needs.In RIIO-1 PRCI was sanctioned and registered on an annual basis. It is the intention to sanction for the full period of RII-2 with an annual review to ensure value and with annual progress reports. Participation in PRCI gives National Grid Gas and Cadent Gas access to research projects that may otherwise be more difficult to fund on an individual basis, as well as the opportunity of validating work carried out on internal programmes. There are extensive networking opportunities with other gas transporters and across the wider industry. Collaboration through this organisation will continue to play a key role in the innovation portfolio. National Grid and Cadent Gas want to establish best practice technologies and techniques to allow safe, reliable, efficient and economic use of the gas networks with a reducing impact on the environment. By participating in PRCI, National Grid and Cadent Gas have and will continue to benefit from the international experience of the other member companies representatives, while benefiting from significant leverage on project activity from the other member companies.
Abstract The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) is the basis of much of the international research for gas pipelines and above ground installations, providing knowledge to members effectively and economically. PRCI aims to conduct a collaboratively-funded research & development programme that enables energy pipeline companies around the world to provide safe, reliable, environmentally compatible, cost-efficient service to meet customer energy requirements.
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Added to Database 14/10/22