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 added value of Risk Based Asset Management (e.g. according to PAS55 or NTA 8120) can be broken down into a number of internal and external benefits.
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  • Problems in pipelines are often caused by the joints. Kiwa Technology has built up vast experience. For example, we have used our expertise in the area of plastic welding (of PE, PEX, PA, PP etc.) and other jointing techniques for years to support our consultancy regarding research and development projects.
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  • Every company that transports, stores and uses flammable substances is required by the Dutch Working Conditions Act (Arbowet) to pursue a policy aimed at protecting employees against the dangers of explosion.
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  • You probably collect large quantities of data about your network, including, for example, inspection reports for stations, pipeline leakage detection details, breakdown records or other information.
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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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  • 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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  • Energy meters are a crucial component in distribution networks for gas and heat. Based on its specific knowledge in the field of gas and heat measurement, Kiwa Technology will be delighted to advise you on purchasing and applying these energy meters.
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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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  • 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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  • Biogas, the product of digestion of biosmass, will increasingly be used as a substitute for natural gas. Biogas which has been upgraded to natural gas quality is also called green gas. The sustainability of green gas is better than electricity produced from biogas resulting from digestion.
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