MERLIN units selected to monitor Britain’s new and prestigious LNG pipeline. National Grid operates 6,800km (4,160 miles) of high-pressure pipelines in the UK.

The UK has more than 21 million gas customers and this number is rising daily. With North Sea offshore fields decreasing in output and demand for gas increasing, new terminals are being built to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The LNG will arrive by ocean-going tanker, be transferred ashore into storage tanks and then converted back into gaseous form for onward transportation.

National Grid is installing a new pipeline from the Milford Haven LNG terminal in Pembrokeshire, continuing through South Wales and Herefordshire into Gloucestershire and connecting there to the existing National Gas Transmission System. This work is important to ensure reliable and economic gas supplies to homes and businesses across the UK.

This is the biggest and most high profile pipeline project in the UK in recent years. The pipeline passes through the Brecon Beacons National Park. The integrity design is to the highest standards and Abriox has been awarded the supply of remote monitoring equipment to check and report CP levels on the pipeline.