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Reference Number NIA_NGN_210
Title H21 - Keighley and Spadeadam designs
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 50%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 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
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 May 2017
End Date 01 April 2018
Duration 11 months
Total Grant Value £357,333
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_210
Objectives The project scope has been developed to deliver the following objectives; Scope of Work - As a project team agree the scope of the work, including equipment to be tested, measurements parameters and tests to be conductedDesign - the objective for the design phase would be to complete a compliant design that is approved by the Design Assurance Authority. Design Assurance - the Design Assurance process is conducted with agreement by all partiesProject - The facility should be designed to facilitate the various tests that are to be conducted with the minimum amount of reconfigurationMeasurement - working with NPL decide the process measurements required and design the location for the instrumentation as well as suitable fittings for them and the correct environmental condition (habitat for the testing facilities) In considering the success of the project the following success criteria as a minimum output from the project to provide Technical and Strategic Evidence: Final design and design assurance for Keighley siteApproval from the HSL that the design at Keighley meets with the objectives of the experimental testing planFinal design and design assurance for spadeadam siteApproval from the HSL that the design at spadeadam meets with the objectives of the experimental testing plan
Abstract The H21 - Leeds City Gate Project assessed the feasibility of converting a major city’s gas network from natural gas to hydrogen. The project demonstrated the feasibility of the hydrogen conversion concept, developed detailed cost estimates for the conversion of the Leeds area and an estimate of the costs for an incremental roll out of hydrogen conversion nationwide. The H21 Leeds city gate project identified (Section 10) the next steps required to move this concept towards a policy decision through a series of strategic projects aimed at filling critical evidence gaps, this was referred to as the "H21 roadmap". To execute this H21 roadmap will requirement a combination of large scale NIC type projects, a government led program of research and a suite of smaller NIA projects. These projects will ensure the UK gas networks will understand the impact of hydrogen conversion in four key areas: Application and impact of new equipment within the network. This will ensure a future conversion to hydrogen comprises the optimised selection of assets utilising the best technologies from around the world in the interests of gas customers. Transportation of a different form of gas, i. e. 100% hydrogen on existing licensee assets Operation of the network and its configuration when transporting 100% hydrogen. The commercial impact of a hydrogen conversion and the alterations required to current commercial practices across the gas industry e. g energy efficiency losses across hydrogen production assets, different leakage model impacts etc. The project will be broken down into several stages, some of which can be conducted concurrently: Identification of assets for Keighley site tests: an appropriate range of assets which need to be tested are currently being determined by the H21 NIC bid team, these will be incorporated into the Keighley site design. Spadeadam site: a range of different leakage scenarios is being determined by the H21 NIC bid team as well as potential sources of ignition. Once finalised these will be incorporated into the spadeadam design. Working with the experimental testing plan developed as part of the H21 NIC bid submission design the site modifications required to facilitate: a range of static pressure tests (predominantly focusing on LP but including some MP and IP) and flow tests to obtain quantifiable differentials in background leakage position at KeighleyA range of leakage tests to establish hydrogen concentrations in and above the ground under different leakage scenarios at SpadeadamA range of consequence tests to ascertain the consequence form potential sources of ignition including background ignition sources (cars, cigarettes etc) and operational ignition sources (e. g. when excavating to repair)Obtain Design Assurance from DNVGL for the final design recommendationsObtain design assurance form the HSL for the final designs ability to meet with the testing requirements. Tender the final designs to obtain final costs for the site modification works.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 20/08/18