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Reference Number NIA_WWU_006
Title Asset Health & Criticality Modelling
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 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 December 2013
End Date 01 October 2014
Duration 10 months
Total Grant Value £159,457
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.001%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.001%)
Project Contact , SGN (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_WWU_006
Objectives 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 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 Following submission of the Gas Distribution Network’s (GDNs) business plans, Ofgem recognised the significant work carried out by the GDNs to report asset health, criticality, probability of failure and deterioration. However, it was also recognised that the framework utilised did not provide consistent results between the GDNs. Ofgem intended the framework to provide a consistent means of comparing information between GDNs and enable GDNs to compare information about the condition of assets over time. In addition, Ofgem sought evolution over time to combine information from different asset classed to form an overall view of the condition of GDN assets. Currently each GDN has derived individual methodologies which they have developed independently of the other GDNs. To provide the consistency that the license condition requires the Safety & Reliability Working Group (SRWG) have been working together to derive a consistent methodology for each of the 47 agreed asset groups for reporting to Of gem by July 2015. For many of the asset groups the SRWG have derived "simple" methodologies. For the more complex asset groups a more complex methodology is required and the SRWG have established that external consultation is required. The proposed solution is to provide a consistent framework for reporting asset health, criticality, probability of failure and deterioration. The project will seek assistance from an external company to liaise with all the GDNs and work to create this consistent framework reportable to Ofgem. Although all asset groups within the GDNs will need to be scored, this project will focus solely on three: National Transmission System (NTS) Offtakes, Pressure Reduction Stations (PRSs) and District Governors. These three asset groups will be broken down into three separate proposals, seen below: Proposal 1 - NTS Offtakes (without metering and gas quality) & PRSs Proposal 2 - NTS Offtakes metering and gas quality only proposal 3 - District Governors There are synergies between each of these proposals in that they contain a number of sub-systems which each have similar components. This will enable consistency across asset groups that is a key requirement from Ofgem.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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