Gas Networks: Minimise environmental footprint

Gas networks use location-based solutions for instant, informed decision-making and data-sharing at all levels. This results in the ability to respond flexibly to the changing environment and improve operational performance at the same time.

Build the knowledge base to boost environmental impact

Environmental issues are nothing new.  Gas networks have been working to minimise leakage for years.  But the drive to a low carbon economy places new emphasis on the relationship between gas and the environment.

  • Carbon emissions reporting and reduction require better information on assets and their performance
  • Renewable gas will be distributed through existing networks
  • Network resilience needs to be enhanced to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Esri GIS delivers environmental benefits at all levels

  • Avoid unnecessary trenches – with better asset location information
  • Minimise impact of incidents – rapidly connect field teams with leaks so disasters can be avoided
  • Reduce natural leakage – optimise pressure levels across the network based on in depth analysis
  • No more ‘just in case’ - Predictive modelling integrates essential information to prioritise field operations.
  • Build for the future - locate facilities and manage maintenance so the environmental impact and risk of natural disasters is minimised

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