‘At risk’ metallic gas distribution mains are being replaced right across the UK as part of a strategic project enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
As the metallic mains are replaced, polyethylene (PE) pipes are inserted through the existing metallic pipe as a carrier. Most new PE pipe has a reduced diameter compared to the original pipe, leading to a gap (annulus) between the two.
This gap need to be sealed to prevent water getting in and gas getting out in the event of an escape. Our network partner is looking for new methods and/ or equipment to seal annuluses.
This is the latest in a series of calls for innovation, managed by the EIC, which offers innovators the opportunity to register interest and propose potential solutions to targeted energy distribution sector problems.
If you have an idea or a solution that can help, register your interest by calling us on 0151 348 8040 and quoting the reference number GDN-16-11 or by completing the form below.
The deadline for registering initial interest in this call is Friday 23rd December 2016.