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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0065
Title Blown Air Extrusion
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 July 2016
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £495,494
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_NGGD0065
Objectives To support the development and delivery of a safe and efficient suite of processes, tools and techniques to join gas services to mains that significantly reduces the need for the excavation and reinstatement element of existing processes and thereby significantly reduce the costs and customer and stakeholder inconvenience and disruption. This trial will provide a proof of concept for future trials on service to main connection techniques to expedite commissioning of projects correctly targeted at accelerating the delivery of a commercial solution. Satisfactory evidence to support the service to main connection technique and results that enable us to continue to the next steps towards a commercial solution.
Abstract Current methods of replacing gas distribution services are costly and disruptive to customers and road users. This BAE initiative seeks to determine a method of achieving the outputs of service replacement to mains connection with increased customer satisfaction and whilst being quicker and cheaper than current methods. The renewal of services and a no-dig connection to the main within a street could be possible and 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 to deliver a proof of concept method of applying a resin to inside of service pipes and connect with the mains resin (PRISM) with potential to satisfy gas industry requirement. This project is to review those achievements and 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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