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Reference Number ENA_10027185
Title Velocity Design with Hydrogen
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 25%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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SGN - Southern England
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2022
End Date 01 April 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £55,543
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SGN - Southern England (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10027185
Abstract This innovation project will allow Gas Network operators to introduce Hydrogen- Natural Gas mixtures and 100% hydrogen into existing networks with a minimum of network reinforcement costs without increased safety, integrity, or environmental risk.The repurposing the gas network to be carry Hydrogen can be done using efficient and safe design practices to deliver a low carbon heating solution.The project will produce the insights and findings needed to facilitate the decision making for re-purposing the existing gas network and thus provide a low carbon energy network.In a move to decarbonise the gas networks, SGN are working on a number of hydrogen projects that offer a credible and opportunistic route to securing the asset for gas networks in the future of energy. This requires a wide collaboration with different project partners to deliver projects such as H100 Fife deliver a demonstration of a 100% hydrogen network. This SIF project aims to support this roadmap of reaching net zero targets.SGN will partner with DNV to establish the necessary test campaigns needed to deliver valid results, using specialised materials laboratories in Loughborough and a full-scale major hazard research testing and training facility at Spadeadam, Cumbria. The Spadeadam site is already a key element with the H21and FutureGrid projects and these facilities are available for this project.DNV Supplies and supports network simulation tools and has many years experience developing bespoke digital solutions that allow UK Gas Network Operators to manage and operate their gas networks. Combined with DNVs gas network simulation software, DNV can test and validate the effects of predicted hydrogen gas velocities on existing and future network assets.The outcome from the project may be simply deployed to network designers through the update of IGEM standards. IGEM may be invited to join the project and through them SGN and DNV will share the output from the work and will support the update of the relevant standards.The potential users of innovation work are all GDNs and other designers of gas systems (IGTs / UIPs). All these bodies will be able to make use of the update of the IGEM standards and apply the limits determined within network analysis software for design.
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Added to Database 14/10/22