• Kiwa investigates properties of liquid and supercritical CO₂

    9 June 2022

    One of the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to capture and store or use released CO₂. To do this efficiently and safely, additional knowledge is needed about the properties of materials subjected to carbon dioxide. Kiwa has therefore invested in new facilities to investigate and test with high pressure CO₂.

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  • The future energy supply of the Netherlands will be a mix of electricity and gasses

    7 June 2022

    In 2018, the Dutch government decided to strive for a fossil-free energy supply by 2050 at the latest. Following that purpose and because of all the problems surrounding gas extraction in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands was supposed to get rid of gas as quickly as possible. What is the current state of that electrification decision? Has the role of gas in the energy mix completely been played out? Kiwa conducted research and published the results in the report “How the Dutch all-electric ambition was caught up by reality”.

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  • Hydrogen permeability research: filling in knowledge gaps

    30 May 2022

    Hydrogen will play an important role in the energy transition. In particular green hydrogen, produced using sustainably generated electricity, can become a sustainable replacement for natural gas in industry, mobility and the built environment. While concrete applications of hydrogen are already fully operational, there is still much to be discovered about the properties of the gas.

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  • Correct information crucial in researching copper pipe corrosion

    16 May 2022

    Copper water pipes can leak due to a natural chemical process known as corrosion. This can cause a lot of inconvenience and material damage. Often it is sufficient to locate and repair the leak, but sometimes it may be necessary to replace the complete pipe network. In order to be able to make this decision properly, it is important to determine the location of the leakage is as well as get insights into what circumstances have caused it.

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  • Measure underground gas leaks with Kiwa's Suction method

    26 April 2022

    Every gas leak is one too many. Even though not every gas leak poses a direct safety risk, methane is a greenhouse gas and therefore contributes to global warming. Therefore, it is important to detect and reduce gas leaks as effectively as possible. To this end, Kiwa developed the Suction method on behalf of the European Gas Research Group (GERG), of which Kiwa has been a part for many years. To clarify how this new, accurate measuring method works, Kiwa made an explanation video.

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  • Kiwa takes Hydrogen Table to French gas distributor GRDF

    14 April 2022

    Kiwa’s Sjoerd Delnooz, Harald Ophoff, Mariël Hout and Sander Lueb recently visited the headquarters of Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF) in Paris. Like Liander, Stedin and Enexis in the Netherlands, GRDF is responsible for the distribution of natural gas in France. Because France also considers hydrogen to be an important source of renewable energy, Kiwa showed about seventy GRDF employees the main differences between hydrogen and natural gas with the help of the Hydrogen Table.

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  • A video update on one of the HyDelta hydrogen research work packages each week

    3 February 2022

    HyDelta aims to take away the technical and scientific barriers that prevent a large-scale implementation of the hydrogen economy in the Netherlands. As one of the consortium members Kiwa takes care of several work packages in which the HyDelta programme is divided. From the first week of February we’ll give a short video update on one of those work packages each Thursday right here.

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  • Kiwa proud sponsor of plastic pipes conference PPXX

    29 July 2021

    From 6 to 8 September 2021, the International Plastic Pipes Conference and Exhibition will be held for the twentieth time, this time in the Amsterdam Hotel Okura. PPXX is the world's largest event about new developments in plastic pipes market. As a leading testing and certification body in the field of plastic pipes Kiwa is closely involved in the conference, both as a sponsor and as an testing and certifying authority.

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  • Kiwa and Alliander open first Dutch hydrogen demo house

    27 May 2021

    Kiwa and Alliander are opening the Hydrogen Experience Centre in Apeldoorn today: a demonstration and training location set up as a private home where professionals learn how to convert the natural gas supply in residential areas for hydrogen application. In the Hydrogen Experience Centre, Kiwa and Alliander demonstrate that hydrogen can be used excellently as a fuel in the built environment.

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  • Kiwa expands aNPT capability with new equipment

    6 May 2021

    Kiwa is a world-leading expert in testing polyethylene (PE) pipes. Already two years ago Kiwa implemented an eco-friendly version of the accelerated notch pipe test (aNPT). The accelerated notch pipe test (aNPT) is developed to test PE100-RC pipes. It is performed exactly like the usual NPT (ISO 13479), but with one important difference: instead of using water, the pipe is placed in a detergent solution.

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  • DME and material compatibility testing

    12 November 2021

    Currently society faces a great challenge in the energy transition. One of the ways to reduce the use of fossil fuels like LPG is the introduction of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME). rDME is a promising biofuel and considered reliable for blending with LPG, or even a complete substitute product for LPG.

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  • Permeation and fluid compatibility

    9 July 2019

    Kiwa Technology is your partner for engineering assessments and the corresponding tests. We can determine and prove the suitability of polymers in combination with conventional and unconventional gases and fluids, and test under harsh conditions like raised temperature and high pressures.

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  • Kiwa Technology On tour

    13 June 2019

    Kiwa Technology will be on tour in September sharing our thoughts and knowledge on PVC pipes and testing of hydrogen resistance of thermoplastic piping systems. On September 17th our senior program manager René Hermkens will present on the quality assessment of PVC gas grids in the Netherlands at the PVC4Pipes conference.

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  • Kiwa Papers regarding piping systems

    14 November 2018

    In the last months experts of Kiwa Technology gave multiple presentations on a wide range of subjects regarding piping systems. Here you can find the summary of the presentations and the downloads

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  • Liquefied natural gas alternative to diesel sustainable transport sector

    19 November 2018

    As a cleaner alternative to diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) could play an important role in efforts to make the transport sector more sustainable.

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  • Our vision on sustainable energy in infographic

    28 November 2018

    Today, Kiwa Technology is working on the energy issues of tomorrow and sets out its vision on the energy transition in the infographic 'Sustainability in the built environment in the Netherlands'.

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  • Kiwa at Plastic Pipes XX Conference

    15 September 2021

    From 6 to 8 September 2021, the International Plastic Pipes Conference and Exhibition was held for the twentieth time, this time in the Amsterdam Hotel Okura. PPXX is the world's largest event about new developments in plastic pipes market. As a leading testing and certification body in the field of plastic pipes Kiwa was closely involved in this conference, both as a sponsor and as an testing and certifying authority.

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