Innovation Exchange Challenge: Remote isolation of the gas supply to a domestic building
Cadent Gas is looking for innovative ways to remotely isolate the emergency control valve in a domestic building, to make it safe in an emergency such as a fire.
Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to pitch their innovation to Cadent Gas who is leading the work on behalf of all UK network operators. Selected solution(s) will be trialled by Cadent in 10-30 homes, with the possibility of further adoption upon successful trials.
Cadent Gas is looking for innovative solutions which enable the emergency control valve in a domestic building to be remotely isolated to make the building safe in an emergency such as a fire. The solution should automatically turn off the gas valve and confirm that the gas flow into the building has stopped within minutes of the command being sent from Cadent’s offices. The solution should not replace the ability for the emergency control valve to be manually switched off if required and should meet all relevant aspects of the Gas Safety (Management) Regulation 1996.
Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to pitch their innovation to Cadent Gas. Selected solution(s) will be trialled in real, representative gas installations, with the potential for successful solutions to be rolled out nationally in the future.
Further support may also include:
- Support from KTN
- Technical support
- Invitation to attend or present at KTN events
- Support if any Innovate UK or similar competitions are relevant.
Entrants to this competition must be:
- Established businesses, start-ups, SMEs, academics or individual entrepreneurs
- UK based or have the intention to set up a UK base
Partnerships and consortia of organisations are welcome to apply to this competition.
If you feel you can only address part of this challenge, please apply and clearly state which aspects of the challenge your solution can address.
For further information, please visit the Innovation Exchange site at the link below.