Feb 2014
Gas Distribution
The impact of biomethane on odorisation in gas distribution networks
NIA_NGGD0025
Complete
Feb 2014
Mar 2015
National Grid Gas Distribution
Ben Oldham – Project Manager, Andy Newton - Innovation Portfolio Manager
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Gas Distribution Networks
£31,973.00
The scope of this project includes a single phase for the collation of all relevant data and learning from European and UK gas networks whom have experience of odour masking; both biomethane and non-biomethane related.

If this project is successful this could result in potential further work to focus on the future technical work required to identify the biomethane components most likely to influence odour, quantify the effects and in addition produce a reliable rhinology procedure for biomethane/natural gas mixtures. This would also include advice on upgrading and clean-up techniques to minimize the impact of biomethane on odorized gas networks.

Gas distribution networks need to demonstrate that the gas they are transporting is GS(M)R compliant.  This project aims to identify and quantify the influence of various components of biomethane on perceived gas odour and devise corrective actions as necessary to ensure distributed gas meets all statutory requirements.

If successful, the project will determine which sources of biomethane are most likely to influence gas odour, allowing corrective measures to be applied as necessary in a targeted manner.

This will be an enabler for further work under the same initiative to identify the biomethane components most likely to influence odour, quantify the effects and produce a reliable rhinology procedure for biomethane/natural gas mixtures.