Gas Distribution Networks
Stage 1 – Target Design Specifications
NGN will provide Haydale with details of existing equipment and pre-heat requirements for research. The collaborative outcome of this stage will provide the detailed design specifications.
Stage 2 – Top Level design description and calculations
Haydale will produce one or more theoretical designs will be examined using simplified assumptions and calculations made to demonstrate how the above requirement can be met.
Stage 3 – Design Options and Risks
A review of the design will be undertaken with input from several engineers to examine further options and risks in moving forward with a full-scale development.
Stage 4 – Lab Scale Demonstrator
A lab scale model will be built and tested to demonstrate critical operational capability of the technology to meet the design requirements.
Stage 5 – Report and Recommendation
A full report will be written detailing the outputs and findings of the above stages, efficiency analysis, comparison to existing pre-heating methods and cost benefit analysis, as well as recommendations for any further development as necessary.
The following will be considered when assessing if the project has been successful:
· Existing design and specification requirements
· Design options and risk assessment framework
· Successful lab demonstration of selected design option
· Final report highlighting successes, lessons learnt, options and recommendations for next stage development, efficiency comparison against existing pre-heating systems, cost benefit analysis.