Expertise in the EMN includes the physical and chemical characteristics renewable gases require to enter existing natural gas grids or to be qualified for energy storage, as well as the quality of hydrogen as a fuel source for long distance transportation.
As part of their continuing initiatives to support this transition, the EMN has recently launched a freely-available services platform to boost the dissemination and knowledge transfer of metrological services in the energy gases sector.
Through the launch of this single, easy-to-use platform, the EMN hopes to provide customers with access to available energy gas measurement services across Europe. The interface advertises measurement and calibration services, including those that have been developed in previous EURAMET European Metrology Research Programmes (EMRP and EMPIR). The services range from flow and gas composition, to material testing and calorimetry.
The services platform aims to support the entire spectrum of both the European and international gas industry, including energy gas producers, gas users, and gas distributors who may need measurement services. The platform also strives to help testing, inspection and certification laboratories that may, for instance, require interlaboratory comparisons or a demonstration of metrological traceability.
“We are very pleased that the platform is now developed. It was an important achievement for the Energy Gases EMN, and we are looking forward to many interesting interactions with the European and International gas industry in the near future.”