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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0057
Title ServiBoost
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 October 2015
End Date 01 January 2017
Duration 15 months
Total Grant Value £401,098
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Synthotech Limited (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0057
Objectives The aim is to undertake a proof of concept design of a Servi-Boost device for its intended use in domestic services with a flow no greater than 6scm/h. Success of this project will be the report detailing the outcome proof of concept with the inclusion of recommendations in relation to next of next steps.
Abstract National Grid has a license obligation to maintain pressures to the ECV of a property. Design minimum pressure for low pressure systems shall be no lower than: -19mbar for systems designed pre January 1996-20. 75 mbar for systems designed post December 1995Low gas pressures are evident when the gas supply to a customer’s property fails to meet the minimum pressure required to keep their appliances functioning correctly. There are numerous causes for low pressure including: undersized service pipe, low mains pressures in the area whilst work is being undertaken, new connections or greater demand by a property taking more gas than was originally designed for. The impact of low pressures results in a customer’s gas supply being interrupted until a resolution has been identified and resolved. It is important to minimise the length of an interruption to our customers by identifying a solution that can be installed promptly with minimal disruption, as any lengthy resolutions may result in complaints in some instances and create bad publicity for the business. The objective is to develop an alternative innovative solution in addressing low gas pressures in domestic service pipes, focussing on shorter interruption periods for our customers without the need to alter the network design infrastructure or elevating gas operating pressures.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 14/12/18