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Reference Number ENA_10068217
Title Velocity design with hydrogen - Beta
Status Started
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
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2023
End Date 01 February 2026
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £6,554,978
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SGN (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/10068217
Abstract "This project is undertaking full-scale testing with the aim of validating models forerosion, vibration, noise, and particle transportation in hydrogen flow conditionsthat would likely exist in a converted natural gas network for the purpose ofcontributing to the heat transformation necessary to meet the 2030 and 2050emissions targets. The project meets the Heat challenge aims to ""produce insightsand findings which facilitate decision making for low carbon heating by the energynetworks, industry and government"".Project partners include all the gas distribution network operators (SGN, Cadent,NGN and WWU), National Gas Transmission, Institution of Gas Engineers andManagers (IGEM), and DNV. Collaboratively working with these project partners,we aim to understand how hydrogen network constraints can be minimised at thelowest economic cost.The energy network innovation for hydrogen networks has evolved in recent yearsfrom desktop studies to multiple large-scale tests, and several live trials, forexample Hydeploy, and proposed future trials such as H100 and the HydrogenVillage trials.The Discovery phase of the project established that there was insufficient datathat could be relied on to define suitable design standards for Hydrogen andHydrogen-Natural gas mixtures in UK gas pipes.The Alpha phase of this project was predominantly desktop based and includedthe following activities:erosion modellingparticle transport modellingvibration and noise modellinglaboratory scale tests to investigate possible synergistic hydrogen embrittlementand erosion
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Added to Database 12/10/23