Gas

The use of gas as an energy source requires a supply chain that includes production and supply to various types of industries and consumers. Within this chain, aspects like materials, storage, distribution, measurements, analysis and safety play an important role. In over eight decades, Kiwa has built up extensive knowledge and experience in the gas industry.

Kiwa has an extremely well-equipped test lab, where we can determine the mechanical and chemical properties of plastics and metals. The possible influence of a gas on these materials can also be determined. For many practical applications the resistance of materials to permeation of gases and water through pipe walls and other separation components (such as foils) is an important condition.

  • The independent investigation of incidents enables them to be used objectively as lessons to be learnt for the future. By learning from incidents, the correct measures can be taken to reduce these. For gas network operators in the Netherlands, Kiwa Technology provides a call-out service that can be reached 24/7.
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  • Benchmarking is one of the possibilities for improving the quality of your organisation and/or processes. If you wish to achieve the objectives that you have set, for example, for your asset management, you will have to translate them into specific, measurable, objective and consistent indicators.
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  • Cathodic protection (CB) is the ideal method for guarding pipelines and storage tanks against corrosion. However, the application of CB requires specialist knowledge, especially in extraordinary situations or when repairing breakdowns.
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  • In accordance with the provisions of the Dutch Gas Transportation and Delivery Act (Gaswet), the regional gas network operator must demonstrate the quality of its transportation service by means of checking. This also includes odourisation of the gas.
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  • Based on the Dutch Gas Transportation and Delivery Act (Gaswet), a regional gas network operator (regionale gasnetbeheerder or RNB) is responsible for gas quality. In this context, quality means the composition of the gas and its odour characteristics.
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  • Gas measurement takes place in the entire gas supply chain from gas production to delivery to industry and large business consumers and gas for household use. All the market parties benefit significantly (in financial terms) from correct and accurate gas measurement. Kiwa Technology advises these market parties.
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  • Certification of a boiler room under ground level is intended to reduce the probability of a gas explosion in the boiler room to a significant extent. This is achieved by implementing additional measures.
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  • When the composition of the gas is crucial. Particularly when the calorific value or Wobbe index needs to be identified. In addition, it is important that the gas is free of detrimental trace components. The possible presence of certain trace components depends strongly on the origin of the gas.
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  • Actively keeping track of the complete design, installation and management cycle for gas systems owned by housing associations is often difficult by the involvement of many different parties. As a result, housing associations can lose control. Kiwa Technology can help housing associations to regain full control.
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  • Gas systems that are used in industrial processes must be suitable for use and demonstrably comply with all environmental and safety requirements.
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