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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  • The resistance against permeation of gases and water through pipe walls and other separation components such as films, is for many practical applications a very important property. In this area, Kiwa Technology has gained vast knowledge and experience.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PAS 55 - In the process leading to the certification, Kiwa can create added value on many different levels. In this way, Kiwa Technology can offer excellent support with consultancy in the setting-up of the necessary processes and systems
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  • 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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  • Under occupational health legislation, technical distribution work, among other things, must be carried out safely. A basis for this is the application of correct and complete work procedures which detail the work methods, materials and personal instructions.
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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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  • 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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