Mar 2021
Gas Distribution
Safe Operational Framework for the Temporary Provision of Alternative Natural Gas Systems 3 (SOFTPANG 3)
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Mar 2021
Mar 2022
Northern Gas Networks
Michael Charlton
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Safety and emergency, GD - Reliability and maintenance, GD - Repair and GD - Mains Replacement
Gas Distribution Networks
£126,812.00
The concept of using CNG to provide a temporary and / or alternative fuel source is not novel and there are already a number of industries that use this approach at their facilities. “Virtual Pipelines” are becoming more common place and there are a growing number of CNG suppliers and transporters within the UK to meet this need. The concept of deploying this technology to support the Gas Transition Network and / or individual properties is new and there are technical and regulatory constraints that need to be addressed before this technology could be deployed operationally.
The work will be undertaken in two stages, with the first state being completed before the second commences so to allow for continuation of project members, we will be focusing on: -
  1. Live field trials for CNG bottled gas
  2. Test facility / site trials for CNG tanker gas