Oct 2019
Gas Distribution
Hydrogen Gas Detection Instrument
Oct 2019
Apr 2021
Mark Wheeldon
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Network Innovation Allowance
GD - Future of gas
Carbon Emission Reduction Technologies
The UK Government’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 requires the gas networks to explore alternative options for heat. Hydrogen has become an attractive alternative to natural gas because it does not emit carbon when combusted.
SGN are involved in a number of research and development projects associated with hydrogen ranging from transmission down to low pressure distribution. Before we can demonstrate that these hydrogen projects are viable, a leak detection instrument that can detect hydrogen at the same levels natural gas is required. The leak detection instrument is a critical safety feature to managing and operating a gas network.
The objectives of this project are to
·         Investigate sensor technologies that will detect hydrogen.
·         Develop test and certify the prototype detector against relevant standards
·         Produce user documentation and training guide for the gas detection instrument
·          Further test the gas detection instrument in a field trail