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Reference Number NIA_NGN_166
Title Risk Assessment for Overbuilds
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 (Civil Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 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 August 2016
End Date 01 November 2016
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £25,532
Industrial Sectors Information Technologies
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_166
Objectives A report detailing the analysis carried out and the final risk assessment/decision tree for overbuilds in various locations/situations. The project will be deemed successful, if a risk based decision tree has been developed that results inSafety improvementsFacilitates the development of innovative remediation techniques to mitigate the risk from close proximity to property like annulus sealing for example
Abstract NGN has an ongoing program of works to remediate distribution pipes that have been built over. As this program has developed it has become apparent that the definition of a built over pipe and hence definition of a building is unclear in existing policy and operation procedures. Therefore there is a need to develop a formal risk assessment/decision tree approach to ensure that the program of works is fit for purpose and pipes are been remediated based on their risk. Revaluating NGN’s current policy and procedures on built over mains in order to enable work that is both safer and better risk assessed.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 11/12/18