IGEM/GL/2 Edition 3 - Planning of gas transmission and storage systems operating at pressures exceeding 16 bar

This guidance contains advice on the planning and design of Natural Gas systems and any associated storage of MOP exceeding 16 bar. It provides practical guidance to support Gas Safety (Management) Regulations and Pipelines Safety Regulations. Its purpose is to ensure that there is sufficient transportation capacity. 

It includes the arrangements and agreements required between different Gas Transporters and Network owners at system boundaries, to ensure the continuity of gas flow. It is intended to be used by competent persons in the planning and design of systems and for the ongoing monitoring and reinforcement of existing systems. It includes details of:

  • An overview and planning process
  • Network analysis computer modelling techniques
  • System interfaces
  • System planning
  • Storage modelling
  • Pressure Regulation Installation design parameters
  • Supplies to large users.

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