IGEM - TD/17
Steel and PE pipelines for biogas distribution
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
It provides guidance on the installation of biogas pipelines, to allow producers to transport biogas for subsequent grid injection or on site utilisation. This technical standard will deal primarily with safety concerns relating to biogas composition, and as well as constructing a pipeline.
It is designed for representatives of gas transporters and potential suppliers to work to and also to provide assurances to HSE that proper measures are in place relating to biogas pipelines. It also aimed at designers of gas systems and consultants.
This Standard details the requirements for the use of Steel and Polyethylene pipelines for the distribution of biogas.
In particular, it covers the additional requirements for design, construction, inspection, testing, operation and maintenance of stainless and polyethylene pipelines for the conveyance of biogas. It covers pipelines carrying biogas not exceeding MOP of 2 bar and at 0oC to 40oC for PE and -40oC to 100oC for stainless steel. It covers the predominantly underground network of pipes that convey biogas from production plants to a suitable point where it can be used in the industrial/commercia
• Competency, quality assurance and integrity of a pipeline.
• Legal considerations and planning, such as the Pipelines Act and Gas Safety (Management) Regulations.
• Design principles, including risk assessment and classification of hazardous areas.
• Construction basics, such as joints and welding.
• Pressure testing, commissioning and de-commissioning procedures.
• Alterations and connections to live pipelines.
• Operation and maintenance, including gas detection.
• Record keeping and distribution.