The decarbonization of gas supply and subsequent reconfiguration of gas flows through the grid will substantially affect the business case of gas network operators.
Main unit (Gas Monitoring Unit, GMU) able to perform a complete measurement of the gas parameters in injection cabins or gas distribution cabins. This unit addresses the issue of measuring the gas parameters in a reliable, fast and cheap way. It is directly applicable to a wide distribution of mixtures without any hardware reconfiguration or any needs of consumable supplies, ready for IoT operation. It is designed to work in a very wide range of environmental conditions that are found on gas pipelines, including remote unmanned locations.
INTEGRATED SYSTEM ABLE TO MEASURE IN-SITU THE
MAIN PARAMETERS OF FUEL GASES IN THE DISTRIBUTION
COMPOSITION AND HEATING VALUE OF FUEL GASES MEASURED ACCORDING TO BS EN ISO 6976:2016
SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR A BROAD SET OF GAS MIXTURES WITHIN AN EXTREMELY VARIABLE RANGE OF COMPOSITIONS
COMPACT, LOW-COST AND LOW-POWER INSTRUMENT, FULLY AUTOMATED OPERATION
Network of distributed self-powered secondary sensors (Distributed Sensing Unit, DSU) that measure hydrogen content and/or pressure in different points and can provide feedback on the parameters to be used in the injection process and/or on the status of the distribution network. The measure
of hydrogen concentration with such network is strategic, since these distributed sensors can detect continuously local leakages providing an extremely valid alternative to time-consuming detection from outside the network.
DISTRIBUTED GAS PARAMETERS (PRESSURE AND/OR
HYDROGEN CONTENT) MEASURED AND TRANSMITTED TO
THE MONITOR UNIT TO CHARACTERIZE THE GAS INJECTION
FULL MONITORING OF GAS LEAKAGES ALL ALONG THE LINE
TRIBO/THERMOELECTRIC COMBINATION FOR ENERGY HARVESTING WHICH TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE CONTINUOUS GAS FLOW IN THE PIPES AND GENERATES A CONSTANT ELECTRICAL ENERGY PRODUCTION
SUITABILITY FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTSTECHNOLOGIES
The PiPe4.0 final implementation will be demonstrated and industrially proven in two different pilot plants to perform on-field demonstration of the operation of the GMU and DSU in real conditions. The system will be demonstrated for in-situ operation in real operative conditions within two test cases:
AN INJECTION CABIN FOR HYDROGEN-ENRICHED NATURAL GAS AND BIOMETHANE IN THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
A BIOGAS GENERATION PLANT FOR ELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCTION