Technolgy

Technological developments are accelerating to enable the energy transition. Technologies and materials behind these developments must meet many requirements in order to be successfully implemented. Thorough analyses and tests in terms of quality and feasibility, but also the safety and risks of these developments is therefore indispensable.

Kiwa is pioneering new possibilities for energy generation, storage, distribution and use. Not only when it comes to new solutions, but also in relation to existing applications. For example, research is being conducted into how surplus energy can be converted into hydrogen and how it can be transported via the existing gas pipeline network. To support this research, Kiwa can dispose of a high-quality laboratory.

  • IRENE Pro is more than a gas network calculation program. It is an analysis tool for designing gas networks, performing network calculations and determining the level of risk or delivery reliability.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • All network operators' gas stations with accessible spaces where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur are subject to the ATEX regulations. Network operators should therefore ask themselves many questions about safety. Kiwa Technology can advise you.
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  • Network design for new areas or minor adjustments to existing networks is a determinant factor in the relationship between your investment costs and delivery reliability. You don't want to lay a large amount of pipeline capacity unnecessarily, but you do want to build in sufficient redundancy.
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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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  • 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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