NYSEARCH leads a collaborative
RD & D program dedicated to serving
gas utility members in North America.
A successful model that has resulted
in implementation of products in
member companies and by industry
NYSEARCH RD & D projects target
members' unique challenges for gas system
operation, maintenance & repair.
Members select & support projects
which address their specific needs
The Northeast Gas Association
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NYSEARCH accepts members who are regulated gas utilities to join our consortium in pursuing gas research initiatives. For more information, please Contact NYSEARCH.
On a product-by basis, NYSEARCH also strives to partner with commercial product developer and distributors to aid successful product implementation and to help define market needs and product specifications.
For more information, please Contact NYSEARCH.
RANGE™ stands for "Range of Acceptability for Natural Gas Equipment." NYSEARCH completed a comprehensive, geographically diverse study that determines the impacts of varying gas compositions on performance of installed residential appliances. The NYSEARCH RANGE™ Tool is now available in an easy-to-use online format.Learn more >
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Regulatory & Technology Assessment: A regulatory and technology assessment to determine if sUAS based inspections and surveys provide advantages and improvements to maintenance and operations. Multiple sUAS based inspections performed on various gas utility pipeline assets while meeting the FAA’s evolving compliance regulations ...
A robust, low cost and reliable methane sensor, based on Micro-resonator technology developed and tested for residential applications. Sensor proven in extensive laboratory testing. Completing UL Certification testing and undergoing customer pilot tests ...
Technology Evaluation & Test Program For Quantifying Methane Emissions related to Non-Hazardous Leaks. A technology test program based on competitive solicitation and selection of technologies that convert methane concentration to flow rates or relative emission flow rates. Status: First round of controlled tests completed. Second round of controlled testing to be completed ...
A study to perform state-of-the-art assessment of population detection and readily detectable thresholds of natural gas odorants. Status: Program being initiated. Olfactometer testing to gather information in controlled conditions designed to represent the full population. Odorization of natural gas is considered one of the most significant public health advances ...
There are several sensors and devices being developed in this project to add to the successful and completed “Inspection Tool for Unpiggable Pipes” project which resulted in a series of commercial robotic, wireless and self-propelled inspection platforms known as Explorer. The Supporting Technologies project includes development of additional sensors including a mechanical damage and ovality sensor ...
This project endeavors to develop plastic pipe that uses nanoparticles to self-heal when damaged by mechanical impact or by cracking. NYSEARCH is building on the extensive research completed for other applications in nanocomposites and is testing these advanced materials to ensure that they can provide the self-healing benefit while enduring manufacturing and long term gas operational use.
The Odor Masking project is designed to identify and characterize the conditions that could cause a potential change in human perception to the chemicals, mercaptans, that are put in natural gas for detection. This gas quality program was introduced as a proactive measure to expand knowledge on how chemicals/constituents in new natural gas supplies could potentially alter the effectiveness of odorant or blends of odorants.
The Bioball is a damage prevention system designed to locate existing sewer lines. It consists of a biodegradable ball wrapped with a copper wire (tracer wire). While invented by a member company, the consortium of NYSEARCH members are testing the bioball in a variety of geographic regions, sewer configurations and customer conditions to determine how to optimize its specifications ...