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Reference Number NIA_CAD0016
Title Review of MTC Proposed Solutions for Resin Based Service Replacement Solution
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 (Metallurgy and Materials) 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 February 2018
End Date 01 August 2018
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £54,388
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_CAD0016
Objectives Cadent commissioned MTC in summer 2017 to carry out a review of resin options that could provide a pressure retaining envelope between the customers ECV and the main pipe (previously targeted through BAE). Three different concepts were proposed to Cadent under this work: • Extrusion forming • Mini spray head • Potential 360° miniature resin applicator heads In light of the BAE project being stopped, these now need to be assessed for their likelihood to deliver into the field. Cadent will engage Steer to provide an independent review of the proposed concepts.  Cadent will engage Steer Energy Ltd to provide an independent review of the MTC proposed concepts and to offer advice on the next steps that should be taken. This will include advice on whether any of the concepts are likely to provide the field application and longevity that are required. The Work-scope is outlined as: • (WP1) Challenge Set up: confirmation of the requirements of any solution, in terms of deployment and performance) • (WP2) Insight into Concepts: Engaging with MTC to understand the concepts further, and challenge them on the suitability of these concepts to the solution requirements, • (WP3) GAP Analysis: Carrying out a short GAP analysis for taking the ideas onwards to market, minimising cost until its capabilities are understood • (WP4) Going forward: Providing a proposed forward task plan for work to be carried out. • (WP5) Reporting: Production of a short formal report and delivery of presentation on work. This project will provide the overview of the current process and review it from a fundamental engineering and physics point of view. This will then move into defining the next part of the work to move the concept onwards towards a field ready product. The key objective of this phase of the project is to validate the 3 possible concepts identified by MTC for resin deployment that now require validation. 
Abstract The proposed work will comprise MTC & Steer Energy working collaboratively with regard to service replacement and, in so doing, to conclude that there is sufficient likelihood in there being one or more potential solutions to warrant progression.
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