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Reference Number NIA_NGET0075
Title Temporary Oil Containment
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2012
End Date 01 February 2014
Duration 20 months
Total Grant Value £138,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/prj_1698/
Objectives To deliver a proposed method for the deployment of a temporary oil containment storage facility (temporary is defined as up to 5 years) that will give National Grid a greater degree of flexibility in the delivery of transformer replacement schemes. Installed temporary bund Decision on whether temporary bund is fit for purpose/application in National Grid
Abstract National Grid have a requirement to store a transformer for a short period in a temporary storage bund as opposed to a traditional concrete bund. There is no current market solution suitable for this requirement. Construct a temporary containment solution. The solution will comprise of a geo-membrane sheet that is supported by a pre-stressed metal frame. The filtration system will utilise Filtrelec Petro-Pipe units which on detection of hydrocarbons block, effectively acting as a plug. In the event of the filters blocking, a siphon is also connected to the bund that allows the water at the bottom of the bund to drain whilst leaving oil in the bund. The entire solution will be erected around a spare transformer before it is filled with oil. Once the bund is fully erected it will be trialled for a short period to monitor performance and allow National Grid to establish whether it is fit for purpose.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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