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Reference Number NIA_NGN_034
Title Renewable Technology Used for Pre-Heating Feasibility Study
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Solar heating and cooling (including daylighting)) 15%;
Energy Efficiency(Other) 15%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 55%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 15%;
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
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2012
End Date 01 January 2013
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £60,000
Industrial Sectors Other
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_034
Objectives To provide a detailed analysis of renewable technologies this could be suitable for use across NGNs network to pre-heat gas. A successful feasibility study will contain specific details of renewable technology for use by engineers across the network to select the equipment required to pre-heat gas. The report will ensure that engineers know which technology is capable of pre-heating a typical site and the benefits that any feasible renewable technology will provide in terms of carbon saved per annum.
Abstract Across the UK pre-heating is currently undertaken by aging, inefficient water bath heaters, or where such equipment has been replaced, with boilers which work on similar principles. There has been minimal technological development or assessment of alternative pre-heating equipment and associated operating systems in the UK over the last twenty years. The existing systems used for pre-heating gas generally rely on outdated technology. Water bath heaters are the best example of an outdated technology and as such, when these are replaced modern gas fired boilers and plate heat exchangers are installed. However, even this solution does not consider the possible use of renewable technologies such as biomass, ground source heat pumps, solar heating to name a few. To produce a feasibility report into alternative forms of pre-heating to Northern Gas Networks (NGNs) Offtakes / Pressure Reduction Installations (PRIs). To provide a detailed analysis of renewable technologies this could be suitable for use across NGNs network to pre-heat gas. Investigate the feasibility of using current available alternative and / or renewable technologies in addition to exploring the benefits of the current designs when considering a water bath heater replacement scheme. Undertake site assessments and a desktop review to look into other utility services in the immediate surrounding area, any unique opportunities will be identified by site where the possibility exists to either work in co-operation with water utility companies and / or electricity companies.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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