Comment on draft standards

The final stage of the development and review process for technical standards is to publish a draft version for individuals and organisations from across the gas sector to review and comment on.

Details of the draft standards on which we are currently seeking comment are given below.

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IGEM/TD/1 Edition 6 Steel Pipelines for High Pressure Gas Transmission Draft

A draft of IGEM standard IGEM/TD/1 Ed 6 Steel pipelines for high pressure gas transmission is available for comment.

This draft Standard IGEM/TD/1 Edition 6 has been prepared by a Panel under the chairmanship of Jane Haswell and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment. The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.

Background

 Significant amendments have been made in this edition. The scope applies to steel pipelines operating at pressures exceeding 7 bar and associated installations are transferred to TD/13 Edition 3. The maximum working pressure defined by the class rating or PN designation of a component shall be equal to or greater than the design pressure of the pipeline at the maximum design temperature. The maximum S area population density is specified as 30 persons per hectare. New Type H area is defined as S area subject to creeping developments resulting in a population density greater than 30 persons per hectare. HDPE slabs are allowed for protection against third party damage. Requirements for MOP affirmation have been revised.

Deadline

Please forward your comments on the draft standard, using the associated comment form to ian.mccluskey@igem.org.uk by 22 February 2021.

Hydrogen Pipeline Supplement to TD1

A draft of supplement to IGEM standard IGEM/TD/1 Ed 6 is available for comment.

This draft supplement for comment has been prepared by the industry respected professional pipeline engineering consultancy, PIE and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment.

The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.

Background

IGEM has been working with Pipeline Integrity Engineers (PIE) to develop a new supplement to IGEM/TD/1 Ed 6 for Hydrogen. This supplement gives additional requirements and qualifications for the transmission of hydrogen, including Natural Gas/hydrogen blended mixtures and for the repurposing of Natural Gas pipelines to hydrogen service.

Deadline

Please forward your comments on the draft standard, using the associated comment form to nikki.barker@pieuk.co.uk by 27 January 2021.

Hydrogen Installations Supplement to TD13

A draft of supplement to IGEM standard IGEM/TD/13 Ed 2 is available for comment.

This draft supplement for comment has been prepared by the industry respected professional pipeline engineering consultancy, PIE and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment.

The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.

Background

IGEM has been working with Pipeline Integrity Engineers (PIE) to develop a new supplement to IGEM/TD/13 Ed 2 for Hydrogen. This supplement provides additional requirements for new PRIs to be used for the transmission of hydrogen including Natural Gas/hydrogen blended mixtures and for the repurposing of Natural Gas PRIs for hydrogen service.

Deadline

Please forward your comments on the draft standard, using the associated comment form to nikki.barker@pieuk.co.uk by 
27 January 2021.