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Reference Number NIA_CAD0054
Title Methane Alarms
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) 60%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 60%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 40%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2020
End Date 30 April 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £310,489
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_CAD0054
Objectives A project review session will be completed at the start of this work to review the outputs of the previous project and lessons learnt. This session will also include stakeholders from each stage of the process to discuss the requirements for the equipment and highlight any further development work required. This feedback shall be built in to the development of the equipment ahead of testing of the equipment to standards (BS EN 60079-29-1-2016) and procedures (IGEM/G/5 and related MOBs documents). The product will also be tested in live field trials to determine usage and application onsite with feedback gathered from the team. Project Scope –• Cadent Pre-Start Meeting• Design• Testing/ Certification• Field Trials• Field Trial Report The objectives of this project are to:• Develop a device that can be used onsite for monitoring the atmosphere and detect gas readings• Ensure the device is suitable with our systems and processes• Qualify the device against industry standards and procedures• Gain approval from Engineering Policy that the device can be used onsite• Reduce the cost of monitoring buildings for Cadent Following Engineering Policy approval this will enable deployment of a fully approved solution for monitoring MOBs into the UK Gas Network, without the need for an Engineer to be present onsite.
Abstract MOB40 surveys are completed to meet current legislation and regulations in ensuring pipeline supplies to Multi-Occupancy Buildings (MOBs) are maintained in an efficient state. If the pipe has been deemed un-refurbishable rechecks (leakage surveys) are planned whilst rectification work/replacement is scheduled. Methane Alarms are a device that can be fitted in a building to monitor atmoshpere readings. This equipment will then send an alert upon a positive reading so an Engineer can be dispatched to site and complete the work required. This will allow Cadent to maintain this monitoring regime whilst improving availability of resources for other work.This work is building on the learnings from the previous NIA project IL502.
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Added to Database 02/11/22