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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0024
Title Tier One Replacement System Stage 3
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 SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
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 2014
End Date 01 February 2014
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £338,380
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_NGGD0024
Objectives To produce a project plan and justification to move the TORS concept to reality by identification of solution options and suppliers that best fit the high level requirements as identified within this project and previous related projects. Compelling case to support the commissioning of a concept to reality project.
Abstract Current methods of replacing Tier One gas distribution mains are costly, disruptive to customers and road users. This TORS initiative seeks to determine a method of achieving the outputs of mains and service replacement with increased customer satisfaction and whilst being quicker and cheaper than current methods. The renewal of mains and services within a street could be possible via one at each end of the street; this would result in reduced cost and effort, improved safety, environmental benefits through reduced waste to landfill and reduced customer and third party disruption, leading to improved customer satisfaction. This project will build on previous stages that have already delivered a feasibility investigation into the practicalities and benefits of a solution.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 17/12/18