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Reference Number NIA_NGN_055
Title Gas PTii
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 (Chemistry) 50%;
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 February 2014
End Date 01 June 2017
Duration 40 months
Total Grant Value £239,758
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
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_055
Objectives To develop a technical report which proves the devices suitability, accuracy and stability from the field trial which can be used to support the Ofgem approval and be compiled into a report to be issued by OGS. Gain approval as an Ofgem directed CV measurement device for use on any site under direction from Ofgem. To provide GDNs with a completely new alternative to Daniel 500 Chromatograph Enable cost savings to the customer as new gas pti is as accurate as the gas chromatographs we currently use but available at a significantly reduced cost. Produce a report and gain approval by Ofgem that GasPTi is a directed CV measurement device fit for use on Ofgem directed distribution sites. Leading the GDN market in development of new type of technology and sharing knowledge amongst other GDNs that another type of gas chromatograph is available
Abstract Currently there are only 3 devices approved By Ofgem for CV determination on directed Offtakes and Bio-methane entry Points. Since the beginning of FWACV there has also been very little technological development in this area only one new device has come to the market which hasn’t made for competitive pricing. Under the RIIO price control period NGN have stated they will replace all their Daniel 500 gas chromatographs as they are now obsolete, when looking at replacing them NGN are limited to two devices both of which are chromatographs. The GASPTII is an entirely unproven new technology which can reduce the long sample times currently experienced with chromatographs meaning we are able to have live volume and Gas quality measurements ensuring we have accurate energy accounting protecting customers from mis-billing. This solution also provides another viable option for the Bio-methane/New network entry units driving down costs helping to facilitate new network entries, this is key to ensure that we are able to deliver a sustainable low carbon network. NGN and the owner of the device, Orbital Gas Systems (OGS) will carry out a field trial at one of NGN’s Offtakes where the GasPTi will be installed and run alongside an existing approved Gas chromatograph. The results from the field trial will be collected monthly and will be compiled into a report. Upon completion of the project a technical report will be complied and published by OGS to demonstrate the accuracy and reliability of the new equipment which should prove the suitability to install on any Ofgem directed site. The GasPTi will also go through a full regime of laboratory tests by an Ofgem approved laboratory (GL Loughbrough) to ensure that the device meets the requirements set out by Ofgem.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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