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Reference Number NIA_NGET0203
Title Novel acoustic attenuation feasibility study
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 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 75%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2017
End Date 01 November 2017
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £70,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0203
Objectives The objective of this feasibility study is to understand what novel, cost effective, noise reduction options are available on the market, or have the potential to be developed for use on the transmission network. The outputs from the research will provide the industry with enhanced intelligence of novel noise reduction options that are market-ready, or have the potential to be developed for use on the transmission network. A report that furthers understanding of the acoustic effectiveness and cost-benefits of the technology, ease of installation and a view of technology readiness.
Abstract Where National Grid (NG) is required to mitigate noise as part of a transformer replacement scheme, there are few options available. Currently there are four options for reducing the noise impact of transformers, these are: Procure a quieter (special purchase) transformer - can be costly. Install cladding to external tank - can limit access for operations/maintenance and dB/ can be unattractive. Installing a noise barrier - site dependent therefore limited applicability. Installing a noise enclosure - effective but expensive. The options available are often costly when compared to the level of noise reduction (dB/) which needs to be secured to achieve an acceptable noise climate. Therefore NG wishes to understand what novel, cost effective, noise reduction options are available (or have the potential to be developed) for use on the transmission network and seeks the recommendation of a specialist organisation on the feasibility of these products. It is anticipated that the output from this study will inform a second phase of work that might support the development of an innovative solution and include testing the shortlisted noise reduction solution at a trial site on a NG substation. By commissioning a feasibility study NG can further its understanding of what alternatives are available on the market, and if there are innovative solutions in development which would be fit for purpose on an Electricity Transmission substation. This phased approach will identify suitable solutions before committing to further trials to develop the short-listed solution(s) within a working environment.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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