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Reference Number NIA_CAD0006
Title Remote Asset Vibration Monitoring
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 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
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 July 2017
End Date 01 October 2017
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £64,500
Industrial Sectors Information Technologies
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_CAD0006
Objectives Establish an effective vibration monitoring system on key assets that cover the full range of operational conditions: SpecificallyIdentified range of suitable equipment ready to trial on selected sites. Design a scalable system architecture to allow data collection analysis and visualisationEstablish cost benefit model for installation of vibration monitoring systems across all suitable assets Identified a suitable range of equipment compatible with a range of pipework architectureScalable cost efficient model identifiedCompliant (gas industry standards) and scalable system architecture to support data collection analysis and visualisation
Abstract Cadents’ Gas Distribution high pressure Network is comprised of circa 50 offtakes and circa 700 Pressure Reduction Stations (PRS) geographically dispersed - that serve 11 million customers. Increased flow rates during high demand periods induce vibration in the network components. This vibration has been acknowledged as the source of some system failures. Previous technical studies (DNVGL - Vibration Study/survey 2006) have informed our current approach to conduct prioritised proactive remedial work. However there is an opportunity to move to real time condition monitoring to inform the operating strategy for individual key sites. This will: Reduce operational risk of the systemReduce overall wear of key componentsPrevent system moving to failure modeImproved visibility of station performance The MTC will conduct research work to identify a range of suitable equipment to be installed on offtakes stations. MTC will also develop corresponding hardware/software solutions to manage data transmission to a central portal. The equipment identified (sensor, protection device, controller, transmitter, receiver and software solution for data visualisation) will be ranked against key operational conditions such as: -Physicality of pipework architecture-Range of operational conditions i. e. flow, temperature and hazardous areas-Test specification for the selected equipment. - Cost model (lifecycle cost).Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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