Aug 2016
Gas Distribution
Digital MPRS Solution
NIA_NGN_171
Complete
Aug 2016
Sep 2017
Northern Gas Networks
Gillian Wardman
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Gas Distribution Networks
£43,329.00
This solution would offer capability for an electronic data transfer that has in-built validation to remove the need for extensive administration work leading to efficiency improvements. Also the solution allows for real time data transfer that is GPS tagged and date and time stamped to provide evidence of when and where the survey was undertaken.

The physical testing of the proposal would be to undertake field trial site surveys using this electronic solution. To facilitate the field trials 3 x SMART Tablets are required at a cost of £350 per unit.

Upon successful completion it is anticipated that to facilitate network wide implementation c. 30 units would be required.

The NGN Smart Work Asset Management project objective is to introduce a mobile application to aid data capture. In order to facilitate the loading of survey records it is proposed that DNV GL will supply a new interface between MRPS and the Smart Work Asset Management Portal.

The project is deemed successful if utilising the interface has proved that we:

  • reduce manual intervention

  • improve data quality

  • provide cost savings through resource efficiencies

  • reduce our carbon footprint.

The app that is currently being developed in house will allow engineers to capture information in the field which will feed direct into the MRPS system

Once the MRPS App is deployed to a wider group of staff NGN will gain benefits of a smoother, more responsive process workflow with the added efficiencies of processing records in a controlled and error free automated process.