MEG Saturation Monitoring
National Grid Gas Distribution
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Network Innovation Allowance
Gas Distribution Networks
The scope of work for the project includes:
- Creation of MEG gas test rig including consideration of ATEX related issues when use with Natural Gas.
- Testing and adaption of sample tube and Owlstone methods on the test rig.
- Testing and comparison of the updated approaches on National Grid’s gas distribution network.
- Purchasing one further Owlstone unit (to give two in total) and integrating both units into robust packaging for on-site use.
- EMC testing of updated Owlstone design if an OEM approach used to improve packaging. Report outlining work, results and recommendations.
The objectives of the project
- Validate the adsorption tube method including how gas flows from main to sample tube (or if too variable understand the variability).
- Look at whether adsorption tube procedures and equipment could be improved leading to improved accuracy, fewer failed results and possibly higher reported saturation levels.
- Improve the Owlstone method by creating a configuration that minimises variability, test and clean down time and by robustly packaging the unit such that it is easy to use on-site.
- Validate the Owlstone method and ensure it is well correlated to the tube method.
- Identified improvements to the existing methodology that could be implemented and lead to improvement in results.
- Successful demonstration of Owlstone rig giving accurate MEG saturation test results.