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Reference Number CAD_SIF0003
Title Digital Inspector
Status Completed
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 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 40%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2023
End Date 01 June 2023
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £53,241
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/CAD_SIF0003
Abstract The project looks to strengthen the UKs energy system robustness by supportingthe integration, adoption and deployment of Internet-of-things (IoT) technologywithin the gas network supply chain by addressing specific challengesexperienced during network upgrades and new network construction.The level of digitisation is extremely low in the gas sector, and the construction ofnetwork assets is still largely paper-based. To enable the efficient construction ofmajor capital projects such as HyNet in the north-west, critical path activities, suchas welding and its associated activities, need to be digitised and intelligentlylinked.Whilst this program will provide immediate safety and quality improvements, whichinevitably lower costs, it also lowers construction costs by providing real-time costof delivery metrics enabling project teams to laser focus on escalating expensesas they happen and mitigate immediately rather than retrospectively, which onlarge capital projects is often the case.Partner 1-- Triton electronics is a leader in the development, manufacture andsupply of welding monitors and software, with deployments in APAC, EMEA andThe Americas in Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Research and other demandingengineering sectors. They are providing the hardware expertise and overall designarchitecture for the solution.Partner 2--TWI is a technology and research organisation that is a leadingengineering institution supporting welding and joining professionals with welding,joining and allied technologies. They are providing access to their weldingsoftware platform and assisting in its integration with the hardware.Partner 3- United Living is a supply chain partner within the gas network and firstidentified the need for such a technology to enable the efficient build of largenetwork assets such as HyNet. Fully conversant in the construction of high-pressure gas networks, they will test and integrate the solution into theiroperations and provide the welding equipment and staff.Partner 4-- Cadent Gas are supporting this initiative looking to develop thetechnology for use by its supply chain network. If successful, they will allow theenvironmental test phase of the project to take place on several sites ensuringoutput is accurate and as described.
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Added to Database 01/11/23