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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0005
Title Venting Controllers
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 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 July 2012
End Date 01 September 2013
Duration 14 months
Total Grant Value £369,911
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0005
Objectives This one stage research project seeks to undertake a practical study to gain a better insight on the actual leakage rates from selected venting controllers. This study will be used to inform a potential further piece of work to develop an extended modelling approach to predict the emission rates on a regional basis and to quantify the emission savings through a controller change-out. The expected benefits of this work will be reduced losses of natural gas at Above Ground Installations (AGIs) and reduced carbon footprint for AGI site operations related to valve positioners and controllers. Success of the project will be a quantifiable methodology for measurement of venting controller emissions at Pressure Reduction stations, and site test output that accurately quantifies actual venting rates.
Abstract Currently National Grid Gas Distribution does not have a robust methodology to determine emission rates from each of the sites in order to determine potential carbon emission reduction by removing gas venting on these sites. There are over 130 Pressure Reduction stations operated by National Grid using pneumatic controllers. This project concerns venting from controllers that are potentially a significant source of gas emission to the atmosphere. This project will undertake a practical study to gain a better insight on the actual leakage rates. This will be= conducted through development of a test method and a series of site and laboratory tests to measure the actual vent rates over a specific testing cycle.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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