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Reference Number NIA_NGN_077
Title Specification Risk Prioritisation
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 SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
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 April 2014
End Date 01 October 2014
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £15,000
Industrial Sectors Energy
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_077
Objectives We propose a systematic approach to the prioritised review process required to analyse the risk/benefits of reviewing some or all of the documents currently in the Northern Gas Networks management system. Objectives: Identify the relevant risk variables and establish risk scalesCapture data to complete risk analysisAnalyse risk to apply weightings to risk variablesEliminate lower risk documentsPrioritise remaining document Success will be measured on whether or not the end result can accurately prioritise each engineering standard according to the risk it poses to Northern Gas Networks’ business activities after being held up against each risk variable. Ultimately, the success of this project will be realised when both commercial and carbon benefits begin to appear as a result of being able to proactively implement effective document control and management. It is also hoped that in the longer term, collaborative work with the other GDNs and IGEM in the form of NGNs 2014 NIC bid will lead to this database being applicable across the industry. The success of this project will form the basis of our NIC bid in which we intend on working with all GDNs and IGEM to update the majority of the UK gas industry engineering standards. The aim of this project and of the NIC bid is to ensure that the industry as a whole are working to the same version of each standard and that we become more accessible for the supply chain.
Abstract Northern Gas Networks are currently lacking a robust method of proactively managing and prioritising their technical engineering documents in order of the risk they pose to both everyday & more bespoke activities. Furthermore, there has been no budget allocation in any previous price control period with which to address this very apparent and ongoing issue. Many of the live engineering documents which NGN have an obligation to comply with have fallen behind known best practice, are not commercially effective & arguably hinder significant innovation. The vast majority also fail to consider carbon impact; despite one of the key outputs of RIIO-GD1 being to maximise customer benefit & reduce business carbon footprint (BCF). Adding to the aforementioned issue, post network sale in 2005 saw each GDN keep in retention their own set of engineering standards, effectively quadrupling the number of live industry standards. Northern Gas Networks, along with QEM Solutions will produce a Risk Prioritisation database which will tackle the aforementioned issue. By taking in to account all contributing factors (eg. deviations, bulletins, reviews, external legislation, commercial/carbon impact) we will be able to design a database which will in essence produce a league table that will display (in descending order) the risk each specification (if not reviewed) poses to Northern Gas Networks.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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