PE Repairs Test Specification
Cadent and SGN
Cadent Innovation Team
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Repair
Gas Distribution Networks
GDNs currently respond to many leaks per year from PE pipes. These can be disruptive to both customers and the local environment. The use of permanent live application repair techniques could offer a significant reduction in the time taken to restore supply and considerably reduce the extent and disruption to the customer. Currently, there is not a fully approved PE Repair specification, which limits potential suppliers to gain the approval for use of appropriate repair systems.
This project will allow the assessment of potential PE repair systems to be made in conjunction with the performance standard and enable approval for use of the repair techniques for this application. Following formal publication, the specification will provide a recognised route to approval for potential PE repair systems.