This project will deliver a report which will include:
· A comprehensive summary of leakage/pressure management practice/equipment and costs within the UK water industry.
· A detailed review of changes to gas sector analysis/operation process, based upon transfer from the UK water industry, which could provide improvements in leakage management efficiency and effectiveness.
· Recommendations on utilisation of leakage detection technology and deployment techniques to identify the most cost-effective intervention technique for leaking gas mains.
· Recommendations on the use or development of leak/water ingress detection technology that could be transferred from the water to gas industry.
· An implementation strategy with respect to leakage/pressure management within the gas industry.
Following this research the networks should be able to:
- Identify changes to current gas industry leakage/pressure management equipment, practice and policy that could
improve efficiency and effectiveness. This will include Regulatory conditions and operational factors affecting implementation,
based on water industry techniques.
- Understand the utilisation of leakage detection/deployment technology to identify the most cost-effective intervention
technique for leaking gas mains.
- Identify cost savings that could result from any of the above changes.
- Utilise existing water ingress detection technology into existing water ingress removal strategies
Leakage detection/deployment and water ingress technology that show promise and may be worth developing further, the networks will be in a position to plan the development of these technologies.