Dec 2016
Gas Distribution
Tier 2 Foam bags
Dec 2016
Oct 2018
Northern Gas Networks
Richie Read (Innovation Implementation Manager)
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Network Innovation Allowance
Gas Distribution Networks
Redevelop the existing design of the Tier 1 Stub End delivery product.

Undertake off-network testing of new design bags.

Trial on small sample of Tier2 stubs

Amend recording techniques within systems to ensure accuracy of data is complete.

Produce operational & management procedures along review of existing process to ensure full compliance

To produce a fit for technique and methodology to fully remove from risk Tier 2a (mandatory) stub ends connected to T2 and 3 Non2 mandatory pipes.

Introduce a new product or service to the sector for decommissioning pipes in this category without the need for major customer disruption.

Gain approval for product to be used on the gas network

Introduce, from a remote location, an isolation technique that 100% removes stub end tier 2 pipes connected to tier 2 and 3 parent mains

Ensure that the new technique complies fully with Stub End Policy and data is captured in recording systems.