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Reference Number NIA_NGN_245
Title Schematics – Phase 2
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 10%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Other Supporting Data) 90%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 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 February 2020
End Date 01 October 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £290,000
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_NGN_245
Objectives This project is phase two of the predecessor, Data and Schematics Improvement NIA project.The completed first phase was about understanding, cataloguing and improving NGNs current schematic position and proposed further work required to implement and automate a solution. The first phase was a success, but this second phase is required to build a prototype schematic generation system.This project is to develop a prototype for a configurable rules-based process that will automatically generate PDF schematics for the network. Schematics are a very complex type of artefact to generate, especially so with any degree of automation. The project will deliver the set of schematics in PDF form as described in this document to allow NGN to assess the outputs and decide whether the schematics process could, in principle, be subsequently deployed for operational use. Also, to understand from NGNs evaluating users whether any additional phases are needed in order to implement enhancements or meet additional requirements before any application built and used to generate schematics on demand and deployed into NGN for operation use can proceed. 1Spatial will build an Oracle database in its own, Cambridge-based, environment that will contain NGNs asset information and data from Ordnance Survey that NGN has licensed. The deliverables will be limited to the production and delivery of 73 schematic drawings in the form of PDF documents. The scope of this project is the:• Development of an automated process that generates 73 schematics directly from NGN GIS data, and which can then be viewed in PDF format. • Development of an automated process that generates all schematics directly from NGN GIS data which can be viewed in PDF format. The project objectives are:• Reduce operational risk by improving the currency of schematics (by generating them from live data) • Ensuring schematics are uniform in design (and so support more consistent provision of information)• Shortening the time to produce schematics and removing the risk of data errors being introduced to schematics (by removing the otherwise labour-intensive process)
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Added to Database 02/11/22