Apr 2014
Gas Distribution
Alternative Riser Pipe Jointing Method - Pyplok
NIA_NGGD0021
Complete
Apr 2014
Apr 2016
National Grid Gas Distribution
Neil Russell – Project Manager and Andy Newton - Innovation Portfolio Manager
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Gas Distribution Networks
£566,133.00
The scope of this project includes:

  • Review current information regarding the Pyplok system

  • Define functional requirements of alternative steel fittings for use on gas riser systems, such as Pyplok

  • Conduct approval testing of Pyplok

  • Field trial Pyplok

The aim of this project is to assess Pyplok technology to establish its suitability for the application of an alternative jointing method for steel risers,  which removes the need for welding (which requires hot work permits) or screwed fittings which can only be used up to 2” diameter.  The project will ascertain the testing which is required to ensure that the product is fit for purpose.

Success of the project will be the passing of approval testing of Pyplok technology, as an alternative jointing method for riser pipe work, which removes the need for welding (which requires hot work permits) or screwed fittings which can only be used up to 2” diameter.