Jun 2015
Gas Distribution
Utilisation of the Modular NIC Robotics Platform for Service Line Rehabilitation
NIA_SGN0078
Complete
Jun 2015
Feb 2016
SGN
Ryan Smith, Innovation Delivery Manager
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Repair
Gas Distribution Networks
£66,000.00
The project partner will:

  • Review existing methods/products/technologies that can potentially be deployed from the robotic platform

  • Analyse the potential solutions that these methods/products/technologies provide

  • Create a matrix to assess how these methods/products/technologies compare to the specifications

  • Submit a final report which details the conclusions from the project.

It is anticipated that the following criteria will be included in the consideration of these technologies:

  • Minimise service interruption duration or relighting requirements

  • Replacement capabilities from ¾” - 2”

  • Services operating pressures up to 2bar max, 75mbar can be considered as a fall back

  • Ability to seal the tee/connection to the main

  • Potential to be incorporated into the NIC Robotics transport platform

  • Cost of materials and installation.

Mains sizes 12” to 46”

Submission of a feasibility report to include:

  • Results from the global search showing a matrix of potential component solutions
  • Preliminary analysis of operational, procedural and safety considerations associated with the high potential method (s) selected
  • Schedule and budgetary estimates for next steps (as appropriate)

The preliminary module specifications along with the conceptual designs generated.

Once the feasibility study has been completed, the project partner will deliver a detailed report containing:

  • An account of the findings of the global search showing a matrix of products/components which have been identified for further evaluation

  • Preliminary analysis of operational, procedural and safety considerations associated with the high potential method (s) selected

  • Schedule and budgetary estimates for next steps (as appropriate)

The final report will be disseminated to all other network licensees