A successful model that has resulted in beneficial products, tools and services used by member companies and by industry.
NYSEARCH leads a collaborative RD&D program dedicated to serving gas utility members in North America.
NYSEARCH RD&D projects target members' unique challenges for gas system operation, maintenance & repair.
Members select & support projects
which address their specific needs.
Members & project funders have direct involvement in field testing of innovative new technologies.
The case histories below highlight innovative NYSEARCH projects and advanced technologies being developed by our collaborative, member-driven program.
An exploratory program to evaluate the capabilities and possibilities of Augmented Reality (AR) for application in gas utility training programs.Learn more
A development of a "smart nose" array to detect and measure chemicals of interest in natural gas at ppb levels using nanotechnology.Learn more
A program collecting data and analyzing the impact of processed biomethane at varying levels of blending with pipeline quality gas on LDC infrastructure.Learn more
A robust and reliable methane detector with wireless communication capabilities developed for residential applications.
A project to enable the Explorer 20/26 robot to conduct Rockwell and Brinell hardness tests of pipelines during live In-Line Inspections (ILI).Learn more
A project to enable the Explorer 20/26 robot to clean unpiggable pipelines and enhance the Explorer’s ability to conduct In-Line-Inspections (ILI) for corrosion, cracks, and mechanical damage, hardness, and metal loss.Learn more
To develop and test an antenna and signal processing system using RFID technology to locate coiled PE pipe that has been installed via trenchless operations.Learn more
A permanent, live repair technique for damaged, non-leaking PE pipe. Repair sleeves are being developed for various diameter PE pipe and a commercial partner has been actively involved in development.Learn more