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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0040
Title Introduction of 19 Bar PE Pipeline in the UK Gas Network
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) 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 September 2014
End Date 01 June 2017
Duration 33 months
Total Grant Value £1,969,145
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , CNG Services Limited (CSL) (0.001%)
Project Contact , Rosen UK (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0040
Objectives To demonstrate fitness for intended purpose of the RTP material in order to make a 19 Bar connectionTo demonstrate the productivity benefit that can be gleaned from deploying this material c/w steelConfirm the effectiveness of No-dig techniquesEstimate the whole life costs and hence reduction in costs compared with steel The installation of the 19 bar PE pipeline is completed, and a conclusion can be made on its potential effectiveness in the UK network. The use of the material demonstrates an installation cost benefit compared with steel
Abstract At present, appropriate grade steel is the only approved material for transportation of Gas at pressures >7 Bar The installation of a steel pipeline can be expensive due to excavation and reinstatement, jointing, connection completion timeline and on-going whole life maintenance costs. In addition, there is the unquantifiable disruption & environmental impact of laying steel pipelines by open cut techniques and safety issues associated with welding. The use of a Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP) instead of steel would greatly enhance the speed of a typical connection from a bio methane plant to the LTS network as it is produced in continuous lengths of up to 150m and is compatible with No-dig techniques. A 19 bar 1. 4km PE gas pipeline will be installed and trialed from a bio methane plant at Raynham Farm, near Fakenham, to an injection point on the 4” NB steel East Dereham - Wells Local Transmission System (LTS) pipeline.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 31/08/18