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Reference Number NIA_NGGT0023
Title Development of "AGI safe"
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 February 2014
End Date 01 February 2016
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £246,333
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGT0023
Objectives To develop an enhanced risk assessment model for above ground installations. The delivery of a fully functional tool "AGI safe".
Abstract The continuous management and improvement of safety risks on high pressures gas installations requires ongoing research and development of new tools and techniques, development of wide ranging models and procedures. As physical innovation ideas are developed to increase safety or reduce cost, there is a need to consider the effects these ideas have on the site risk profile. Current risk models are time consuming to run to consider changes in site layout or addition of safety features. The project looks to build on from an existing tool to develop major enhancements including risk assessment modelling of pipework in pits and creation of a module to model above ground pipework in a more realistic way to take account of safety protective features. The agreed deliverables as are as follows: 1. Interim release of AGISafe package2. Final release of new version of AGISafe packageThe change requirements for this project have necessitated an increase in the overall budget of £113,000. Additional costs are to deliver the following improvements and extensions to the functionality of the package for the final release. They have been identified during the project work to date and will be developed by the innovation partner. These improvements are in the five categories as follows: Failure of Equipment - This will allow for the automatic investigation of escalation potential from an event on one pipe-work section impacting on the adjacent pipe-work. It will address current issues and limitations with both the software and existing modelling assumption. Escalation Matrix on Targets - This work is required in order to meet key policy requirements in order to undertake compressor station site Fire Risk Assessment (albeit it could be utilised for all types of AGIs). It will allow the more detailed risk evaluation of potential risks of escalation to people and plant. Its output will additionally allow for a more detailed assessment of issues arising from T/SP/G/37 non-compliance (Specification for Site Location and Layout Studies and Reviews) than possible previously. Exceedance and Other Contours - The need to develop additional exceedance curves for location specific risks, and ascertain required volumes of fire water needed; is a key requirement of the required Fire Risk Assessments (as per T/SP/SFP/1 and T/PM/SFP/5). This work is also a key requirement, in terms of future asset health work, in order to ensure that the sitting of temporary buildings is in a location that minimises any additional risk to those who might be exposed from an incident. Stand Alone Tasks - To improve the functionality and usability of the software, to link differing software interdependencies together in the automatic generation of results (currently a very labour intensive task), to allow the hazards from the closed pits to more appropriately modelled and to allow for easier ‘copy and paste’ type facility (to import information from differing site / equipment set-ups). Training and User Guidance - Development of a training course for use of the final release of AGI Safe including the above improvements and application of AGI Safe in a practical AGI assessment.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 09/08/18