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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0097
Title Multi-Occupancy Building Cured In Place Lining (NuFlow)
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 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
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 April 2017
End Date 01 October 2017
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £138,531
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Aquam Water Services Limited (0.001%)
Project Contact , Nu Flow Technologies UK Ltd (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0097
Objectives The objectives are: Further completion of policy documentation review to fully enable the technology on the Gas Distribution NetworkDevelopment and testing of NuLine product as part of an engineering solution to line copper pipe systems and connect/transition into MDPE (successful completion of this testing will increase the scope/range of application of the NuLine and similar products)Further assessment of the performance of the NuFlow product in relation to the requirements of the riser liner specification; due cogniscance given to (consistency of application, wall-thickness, adhesion, pressure loss, design life, etc. )Further Observation of operational processes which will enable the development of operational guidelines for implementationObtainment of qualitative and quantitative data and analysis for incorporation into policy documentation. The project will be deemed a success by providing: Successful completion of test programme and acceptance of outputsSuccessful execution of construction projectObtainment of qualitative and quantitative data from testing and siteAcceptance of updated policy documentation.
Abstract There are a number of Multiple Occupancy Buildings (MOBs) across the country with gas risers. These risers - usually constructed of steel or copper, are coming to the end of their expected operational life, and to replace these using existing construction methods will be expensive, disruptive and time consuming. Development of an alternative method to either remediate or replace these systems is required. NGGD has already achieved success with this technology on its gas network and are looking to further expand the scope of the technology. The proposed solution will build on the success of existing work completed to date. NGGD are considering how to roll this technology out across it gas distribution network. A construction project has been identified where the technology could provide an alternative to replacement. This is particularly relevant for this project as there are architectural and aesthetic constraints. As such, the relevant bodies are keen to avoid replacement works. NGGD will fund the construction works but the project seeks to expand upon the learning already obtained in lining. To further determine the efficacy of NuFlow or similar products for application gas distribution systems, a small project consisting of policy review, witnessing and testing is required. The project also seeks to test the Nuflow product against a programme of short-term testing to qualify its efficacy for interim use on the Gas Distribution Network.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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