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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0042
Title PRISM (Pipe replacement in situ manufacturing) - Strategy and High Level Plan for Delivery.
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 (Civil Engineering) 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 October 2014
End Date 01 January 2015
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £13,300
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0042
Objectives To deliver a high level scope and plan for delivery of the PRISM (Pipe replacement in situ manufacturing) technique to expedite commissioning of projects correctly targeted at accelerating the delivery of a commercial solution Compelling case to continue to next stage.
Abstract Current methods of replacing gas distribution mains are costly and disruptive to customers and road users. This PRISM initiative seeks to determine a method of achieving the outputs of mains and service replacement and/or refurbishment with increased customer satisfaction whilst being quicker and cheaper than current methods. The renewal of mains and services within a street could be possible via one excavation 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 recent work outside of the NIA and has brought together suitable project partners who have delivered a proof of concept method of applying a polymer to the inside of pipes with the potential to satisfy gas industry requirements. Other similar projects have been undertaken over the past 10 years, the most successful being project FORGE; a scheme managed by both National Grid and Balfour Beatty. FORGE developed a process to rehabilitate gas mains through lining technology adopted by the water sectors. In 2011 a related project for lining gas mains, 3-6" was undertaken in the Leeds area. This project is to review those achievements the more recent proof of concept t identify a strategic and practical approach to delivering a working solution.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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