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Reference Number NIA_WWU0006
Title Asset Health & Criticality Modelling
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 (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
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 December 2013
End Date 31 October 2014
Duration 11 months
Total Grant Value £159,457
Industrial Sectors Manufacturing
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Other
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.001%)
Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.001%)
Project Contact , SGN (0.001%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/nia_wwu_006
The objective of this project is to:
  • Develop a consistent reporting framework that is able to score NTS Offtakes, PRSs and District Governors on asset health, criticality, probability of failure and deterioration.
  • Provide a system that must be readily accessible and easily incorporated into the asset management working activities of all the GDNs.
  • Liaise with all GDNs throughout the process to establish key milestones, interrogate current asset repositories and relevant fault data.
Expected Benefits:
Throughout the project there will be frequent meetings held by the SRWG and with the external candidate to update on project progress and keep within key milestones. Each stage will have its own deliverables and targets which the project will measure against the original scope. The project seeks to deliver:
  • Demonstrable models for deriving asset health, criticality, probability of failure and deterioration
  • Provide a solution that meets the needs of Ofgem
  • Integration of the model into the businesses of each GDN
  • Provide final project report.
Abstract The purpose of the project is to provide a new methodology for delivering the requirements for Ofgem reporting. The collaborative working across the GDNs will provide a consistent benchmark for reporting a complex solution in a pragmatic way. The external service provider will be looking to determine pioneering research into deterioration models and probability of failure analysis using a nationwide data set. This will then be cross referenced with condition analysis based on current data and historical trends.
Publications (none)
Final Report National Grid Gas Distribution, Northern Gas Networks, SGN, Wales and West Utilities (2015) Closedown report (PDF 56 KB)
Added to Database 29/09/16