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Reference Number NIA_NGGT0007
Title Risk Assessment Methodologies for Pipelines and AGIs
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
National Grid Gas Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2013
End Date 01 April 2014
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £64,000
Industrial Sectors Information Technologies
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGT0007
Objectives Research into the enduring management of safety risks on pipelines and above ground installations. The project includes the implementation of the results via tools and methodologies that are aligned specifically to National Grid’s needs but are also relevant to the UK gas industry, utilising the results of the international collaborations as appropriate Through collaboration with other gas transmission companies, National Grid is able to demonstrate to the safety regulator, its customers and the general public, through its safety cases, that its knowledge of gas transmission hazards and risks is at the forefront of current thinking and therefore that its safety cases are credible and realistic. Such collaboration also allows National Grid to participate in, and benefit from: The ongoing development of international best practice in risk management. Shared learning from incidents.
Abstract The continuous management and improvement of safety risks on gas transmission pipelines and above ground installations requires development of wide ranging models and procedures. As the type of event which affects such assets is of low frequency, but extremely high consequence it requires accurate models to make safety decisions and keep risks as low as reasonably practicable. Historically, the efficient development of these models and procedures has been coordinated through joint ventures. The maintenance and participation in these joint venture initiatives offers considerable benefits in terms of the latest thinking and best practice. Proposed activities for 2013/14 are as follows: Hazard and Risk Assessment Methods for Gas Transmission PipelinesData for Failure Frequency Estimation for Use in Risk AnalysisSafe Vent Design and Operation for High Pressure Natural Gas Hazard and Risk Assessment Methods for Above-Ground InstallationsGround Movement Threats to PipelinesPotential for Interaction between Parallel Pipelines Description National Grid Total Contribution (£k External) (£k)Hazard and Risk Assessment Methods for Gas Transmission Pipelines 5. 5 73Data for Failure Frequency Estimation for Use in Risk Analysis 14 28. 7Safe Vent Design and Operation for High Pressure Natural Gas 2. 5 25Hazard and Risk Assessment Methods for Above-Ground Installations 17. 3 75. 7Ground Movement Threats to Pipelines 3 15Potential for Interaction between Parallel Pipelines 1. 25 10Total £47. 9k £ 231. 75kNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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