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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0084
Title Remote monitoring Device for Flammable and Toxic Gases
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 April 2017
Duration 7 months
Total Grant Value £24,750
Industrial Sectors Information Technologies
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Smart Compliance (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0084
Objectives The project seeks to prove that this concept is able, through trialling, to demonstrate that offers a viable, cost effective means of monitoring potential gas escapes from assets. Success of the project may lead to further development to a deployable and certified system which could be used on the Network and potentially mitigate the need to replace riser assets located in spatially restrictive areas. The Project can be considered a success if, upon completion of work: The product has demonstrated capability of performing the desired task via successful field trials
Abstract As part of National Grid Gas Distribution (NGGDs) replacement programme, innovations need to be investigated which could mitigate inherent issues associated with Multi-occupancy Buildings (MOBs). At present, all riser pipe assets are risk-assessed and then either remediated or replaced based on their risk score. In certain instances, it may be difficult to assess the asset due access constraints e. g. (spatially restricted area). The risk model used adopts a risk-aversed approach which results in many instances, leads to the being replaced and re-re-routed as per current industry requirements. The result of these replacement works can be expensive, invasive and disruptive to the customer - by developing a means of pro-actively monitoring gas escapes in restrictive areas could provide adequate mitigation and de-risk the asset, which would negate the need to execute replacement works. It is proposed to develop a new gas detection device that has the ability to communicate natural gas and/or Carbon Monoxide (CO) readings via SMS to a central location (web-based portal); this will enable decisions to be made quickly should the reading rise beyond a specified level. The scope of the project has been reduced to develop 20 rapid prototype units and complete a month long trial. Further development could then be pursued if the trial is successful.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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