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Reference Number ENA_10020622
Title HyNTS Pipeline DataSet
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 0%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 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 Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Gas Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £95,571
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10020622
Abstract Based on the opportunity described under Q2, there is a need to understand particular properties of each individual pipe joint within target pipelines, i.e. those pipeline segments which National Grid wish to repurpose for hydrogen transportation. The following Work Packages (WP) are envisaged during the three project phases:DiscoveryWP1. This WP will establish the level and quality of relevant data/information that National Grid already holds, and the determination of key gaps in the data.WP2. To establish the ability of currently available ILI tools to obtain the data identified in (i) above.WP3. To define the requirements for a data management system to store, align and visualize the data required for integrity assessment and the required links for dissemination/sharing of agreed datasets to facilitate asset management activities.WP4. To outline a methodology that will permit National Grid and Cadent to rank the suitability of all their individual pipeline segments for potential repurposing to hydrogen.Building on a successful Discovery phase, the key objectives of the alpha Phase project would be:WP1. Having identified gaps in the data requirements, the next step would be to determine how the necessary data can be acquired.WP2. Having identified the current status of ILI tool technology, this phase seeks to trial novel technologies and conduct preliminary studies to determine the feasibility of conducting live inspections. The use of data analytics/artificial intelligence for predicting possible anomaly populations will also be investigated.WP3. A specification will be developed and agreed between the project partners for the capture of the required datasets and a prototype data management system will be developed.WP4. A detailed suitability for conversion ranking protocol will be developed and applied to the entire NTS.Building on a successful alpha phase, the key objectives of the beta Phase project would be:WP1. Conduct baseline ILI runs and produce associated ILI reports to acquire the data identified in the Discovery and alpha phases.WP2. Conduct studies and integrity assessments to determine any requirements for the safe repurposing of target pipelines and define the requirements for future integrity management under hydrogen operation.Upload the generated ILI datasets into the Data Management tool and transfer the agreed datasets to the National Grid data lake.An appropriate level of Project Management will be provided to plan and coordinate activities and collate/disseminate information between the project partners.VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFkFQX-oHxg&list=PLrMOhOrmeR6ktSag0RbT7zPNVn0p1P2f6&index=23
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Added to Database 14/10/22