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SPS Wins BEIS Industrial Fuel Switching Competition to Develop a Hydrogen Pipeline Demonstrator

By July 19, 2022 2   min read  (321 words)

July 19, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, SPS Wins BEIS Industrial Fuel Switching Competition to Develop a Hydrogen Pipeline Demonstrator

Sustainable Pipeline Systems Ltd (SPS) wins the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Industrial Fuel Switching competition to develop a hydrogen pipeline demonstrator. SPS is forming a hydrogen pipeline advisory panel to support the feasibility and development of new technology for hydrogen fuel supply pipelines for industrial infrastructure.

SPS has developed MASiP Pipe technology as a holistic solution for infield pipeline production, construction, installation, and digital monitoring to reduce environmental impact, schedule of pipeline production, pipeline leaks and fatigue failures. This is a fit for purpose solution for the new hydrogen pipeline transportation network required as the backbone for UK’s fuel switching plans.

Andrew Stevenson, CEO of SPS, said: “We are proud to be playing an integral role in the preparation for a new hydrogen pipeline transportation network to support the UK’s fuel switching plans

“We are already at the forefront of pipe technology innovation, including digital monitoring to reduce environmental impact and monitor networks for leaks and fatigue failures.

“This project will allow us to use the expertise developed in other energy arenas to support decarbonisation.”

Gary Thompson, managing director of Smartflow, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to build on the work we have started in partnership with SPS during the early development, to facilitate the switch to hydrogen fuel.

“Our aim is to increase the Technology Readiness Level of the end connection system, with the intention of having pipe diameters developed up to 36” by 2024.

“Hydrogen gas can cause a lot of problems for standard carbon steel pipes and welded connections, so this project will require a corrosion resistant connection to match SPS’s patented MASIP pipeline product.”

Rickard added: “It is fantastic to see two local firms pool their knowledge to support the transition to green hydrogen and I am looking forward to identifying local Yorkshire businesses that could benefit from the outcome of the project and accelerate their own net zero strategies.”

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