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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0071
Title EZ valve: Live Insertion of Pipeline Isolation Valves on Risers
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 September 2016
End Date 01 June 2017
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £185,147
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_NGGD0071
Objectives Project objectives: Develop a set of valves which can be applied to metallic mains under live gas conditions by;Refining the theoretical concept by adapting the existing technologyDeveloping a detailed design for the valvesPrototyping of valvesField trial and proof of concept. The project will deliverable a set of valves that can be used on National Grid’s network, however, further evolution of the product as a fully deployable solution for the gas industry would require further quality assurance and acceptance testing (independent testing of valves in accordance with industry standards BS EN 12266-1: 2012 and GISV7: Part 1. At the end of the project, NGG will have a developed and proven a range of valves which can be used operationally
Abstract Currently there is no readily available method to insert a Pipeline Isolation Valve (PIV) onto metallic mains under live conditions. This presents a problem in a variety of areas, particularly for Multi-occupancy Buildings (MOBs) where a PIV may not be available on an existing system which means that i) the system cannot be easily isolated in an emergency situation and; ii) it may be necessary to replace the entire riser system as part of a planned replacement project. Being able to provide a valve which could enable the remediation of the riser as opposed to full replacement will provide benefits for the GDN and the customer NGG was approached by Advanced Valve Technologies (AVT) who currently deploy this technology in the water industry and have completed several thousand installations across the globe. The company identified a theoretical path to adapt the technology to suit the gas industry and it is believed that further development will create a viable solution which will provide time, cost, safety and customer satisfaction benefits. Whilst this project is initially focused on MOBs, the valve will be built in accordance with the requirements of NGG and there is further potential to use it on other types of network systems. The method of development will have 4 key stages. These are: concept designdetailed design and developmentprototype manufacture and buildfield trials and proof of concept.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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