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Technical development in the city gas business

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Abstract

This paper reports on technical developments in the city gas business. Energy demand is expected to increase by only 1.3 over the 1986 to 1995 period. Also, the importance of complex energy is increasing. As a result, limited demand entails more violent competition among various energy industries (electricity, gas, oil, etc.). Such trend is calling for a new system that flexibly meets the needs of the present society. Household-purpose city gas accounts for more than 90% of all the city gas. One of the means to increase city gas demand is to encourage people to use gas-type room heating/cooling systems to enrich citizen life and ease difficulties during the power-consumption peak period. Anothe important factor is to develop a system, such as a cogeneration system, that flexibly applies to heat and electricity balance. Pipeline construction and maintenance costs account for most of the gas-related costs. One of the attempts to reduce such costs is the development of a small-section or non-digging pipe-laying technique and a diagnostic robot. Large computers are already in use in total information management. To ensure security, people concerned have made much progress in upgrading the performance of and spreading sensors for carbon monoxide and other gases.  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1988
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NEDO-88-950276; EDB-89-007984
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: JETI (Jpn. Energy Technol. Intell.); (Japan); Journal Volume: 36:7
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 03 NATURAL GAS; GAS UTILITIES; PIPELINES; COGENERATION; ECONOMIC GROWTH; ENERGY DEMAND; HOUSEHOLDS; LIFE STYLES; POWER POOLING; DEMAND; DEUS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; POWER GENERATION; PUBLIC UTILITIES; STEAM GENERATION; 320603* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Public Utilities- (1980-); 032000 - Natural Gas- Transport, Handling, & Storage
OSTI ID:
6666303
Research Organizations:
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: JETIE
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
Pages: 86-89
Announcement Date:
Nov 01, 1988

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Kondo, Takehiko. Technical development in the city gas business. Japan: N. p., 1988. Web.
Kondo, Takehiko. Technical development in the city gas business. Japan.
Kondo, Takehiko. 1988. "Technical development in the city gas business." Japan.
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title = {Technical development in the city gas business}
author = {Kondo, Takehiko}
abstractNote = {This paper reports on technical developments in the city gas business. Energy demand is expected to increase by only 1.3 over the 1986 to 1995 period. Also, the importance of complex energy is increasing. As a result, limited demand entails more violent competition among various energy industries (electricity, gas, oil, etc.). Such trend is calling for a new system that flexibly meets the needs of the present society. Household-purpose city gas accounts for more than 90% of all the city gas. One of the means to increase city gas demand is to encourage people to use gas-type room heating/cooling systems to enrich citizen life and ease difficulties during the power-consumption peak period. Anothe important factor is to develop a system, such as a cogeneration system, that flexibly applies to heat and electricity balance. Pipeline construction and maintenance costs account for most of the gas-related costs. One of the attempts to reduce such costs is the development of a small-section or non-digging pipe-laying technique and a diagnostic robot. Large computers are already in use in total information management. To ensure security, people concerned have made much progress in upgrading the performance of and spreading sensors for carbon monoxide and other gases. To eliminate all accidents, they have also developed an automatic cut-off method in case of an abnormal efflux. This method is expected to spread in the future. They have also developed an LNG cold heat utilization technique and a by-product carbon fiber. (2 figs)}
journal = {JETI (Jpn. Energy Technol. Intell.); (Japan)}
volume = {36:7}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1988}
month = {Jul}
}