GL Noble Denton wins safety award

The Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) has awarded GL Noble Denton the Gas Industry Safety Award for Safety Related Research 2010 as part of their “Decade of Excellence Awards”. The award recognizes safety research programmes which have contributed to a continual improvement in gas safety in the UK over the last 10 years. Between 1997 and 1999, GL Noble Denton developed a risk assessment model to identify individual distribution mains for replacement, known as MRPS. MRPS allocates a risk value to each individual pipe segment based upon analysis of historical data in order to predict its likelihood to leak and cause an explosion. The system was implemented in 2000 by Transco, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. MRPS is part of a long term project to replace mains throughout the U.K. and was adopted as the primary risk assessment tool for the prioritisation of the replacement of approximately 100,000 km of metallic main in the UK, corresponding to a 25% reduction. The award was accepted by Rosemary McAll and Mark Brundle from GL Noble Denton’s Transmission and Distribution practice, based in Loughborough, during an event held at the Guildhall in London.

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