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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0045
Title Fence Feet Improvements
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 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 December 2014
End Date 01 February 2015
Duration 8 months
Total Grant Value £13,200
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS) (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0045
Objectives Reduce of structures for members of the public when high fencing systems are used in public walkways. Reduce operational injuries and increase ease of use. Provide a fencing foot system that has greater stability in high wind conditions. A system that has stability when stored or stacked for both transportation and site storage. Reduce costs and improvements to operational efficiencies. Feedback from trial participants and stakeholders is positive. Positive wind tunnel and compliance tests. Consultation will take place with HAs, NGGD Policy team, internal and external stakeholder and customer groups and the field users.
Abstract Current methods for supporting temporary high fencing originate from the civil and construction industry where works are typically expected to have minimal impact on members of the public. These Fence feet protrude into public walkways as well as restricting the work area. They are manufactured from either a compressed rubber material or concrete within a plastic retainer and tend to deteriorate quite quickly and are difficult to move around and stack both on-site and at depots. Within the utilities sector there are more sites where members of the public are affected and available space on site is typically less which also exacerbates the handling issues. This product potentially allows more of the footpath to remain open to general members of the public as well as increasing working area for operations as each unit is 150mm smaller than its current equivalent It is proposed to purchase a small number of these Fence Feet and undertake controlled site trials and wind tunnel testing to assess their safety, practicality and cost benefits.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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