Feb 2015
Gas Distribution
Jointing Techniques for PE Gas Pipelines up to 10 bar
NIA_NGGD0047
Complete
Feb 2015
Jan 2016
National Grid Gas Distribution
National Grid Gas Distribution – Sharon Harrison
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Gas Distribution Networks
£87,933.00
The following scope will be undertaken:

  • Desk-based market analysis to identify state of art (conception, innovative research and commercialised) plastic pipe mechanical jointing systems (inclusive of tapping tees, end caps, couplers, elbows, equal tees, reducers and transition fittings). A summary report will be produced.

  • A feasibility review and gap analysis of the potential products and systems will be undertaken.

  • A final report will be produced recommending which technologies should be developed and progressed to field trial.

The objective of the project is to identify state of art (conception, innovative research and commercialised) plastic pipe mechanical jointing methods that could be utilized in the UK gas network to improve pipeline performance.

A report that captures any suitable products or jointing systems that could be developed, evaluated and implemented to give improved joint performance on >=63mm PE pipelines in the UK.