EMN Energy Gases | Newsletter Issue 5 | October 2022

Supporting Europe's energy transition at a critical time

At a time when the world is still dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s acts of aggression against Ukraine has created significant challenges in the supply of affordable energy to households.

A dramatic surge in energy prices is being experienced both across Europe and other parts of the world as well. This is partly because of our dependence on imported natural gas and oil from Russia. The impact of the war has shown the importance of energy independence for Europe, and similarly, the urgent need to move towards cleaner energy resources at a much faster pace.

Annarita Baldan, the EMN Energy Gases Chair, comments:

"The EMN for Energy Gases is committed to strengthen the cooperation of National Measurement Institutes with industry, research organisations and policy makers in Europe and worldwide.

We aim at accelerating the take up of cleaner energy sources and systems and therefore heading to a prompt energy transition in compliance with the overall objective of reducing climate change."

EURAMET's European Metrology Network (EMN) for Energy Gases continues to provide metrology support for the energy transition at this critical time.

News from the Energy Gases community

EMN launches new measurement services platform

The Energy Gases community has recently launched a new 'Measurement Services' platform that is freely-available on the new EMN website.

This platform provides information about all the services available with EMN Energy Gases members. Information can be found based on the type of the service (through available filters on the website), by location (using an interactive map), or service provider (through a list of EMN members).

Read the full story >>

'Metrology for the hydrogen supply chain' project started this October

The EMN related joint research project ‘Metrology for the hydrogen supply chain (Met4H2)’ started with a two-day kick-off meeting held on 13 and 14 October 2022 at GERG in Brussels.

The aim of the project within the Metrology Partnership is to provide better standards for the safe application of hydrogen, flow measurement, hydrogen quality assessment and custody transfer.

Read more about our projects here >>

EMN related project 'NewGasMet' publishes new outputs

Image of a Biogas plant

EURAMET's project 'Flow metering of renewable gases' (18NRM06, NewGasMet) is investigating gas flow meter accuracy for compliance with the EU Measuring Instruments Directive. 

Recently, the project within the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research published a technical report on 'Gas tightness testing of domestic gas meters and  compact conversion devices (EVCD) for hydrogen applications'. 

This is now available on the project's own website >>

EMN related project 'Metrology for hydrogen vehicles 2' publishes new guidelines

The EURAMET project 'Metrology for hydrogen vehicles 2' (19ENG04, MetroHyVe 2) is developing new methodologies and instruments for the routine use of hydrogen fuel in heavy-duty transportation.

The latest publication is now available on the MetroHyVe 2 project website. This report is a guideline for laboratory-based validation and quality control of sensors for hydrogen moisture analysis.

See the report 'Guideline report for laboratory-based validation and quality control of sensors' here >>

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Member Spotlight

The European Metrology Network for Energy Gases welcomes its newest member, CMI (Czechia's National Metrology Institute).

The Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) is responsible for maintaining and developing National Standards of Czechia and for ensuring their international traceability, as well as for introducing SI units into practice.

The CMI offers cooperation and metrological services at the highest technical level for all manufacturers, suppliers, laboratories and customers in all areas of science and industry.

All the calibrations performed by CMI have a unified quality management system which fulfils the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). 

The CMI has a lot of experience with the development and validation of analytical methods for energy gases. As such, the institute has participated in many EURAMET European Metrology Research Programmes projects related to gas metrology.  These include the following:

EMN for Energy Gases Members and Contacts

An overview of Energy Gases Members and Contact Persons can be found at the network's website >>

Upcoming Events

The Global Flow Measurement Workshop 2022

This year’s Global Flow Measurement Workshop will be held at P&J LIVE in Aberdeen, UK from 25 to 27 October. The name of the workshop recently changed from ‘The North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop’ to focus more on energy transition and meeting the measurement challenges of net-zero greenhouse emissions targets and the ongoing changes in the industry. There are two sessions dedicated to this subject entitled ‘Developments in Hydrogen Measurement’ and ‘Carbon Capture & Geothermal Innovations’.

For more information about the event and registration, please click here >>

MetHyInfra Online Workshop

A one-day online workshop on critical nozzle calibration will be organised in November 2022. This workshop will present the results achieved by the MetHyInfra project. Target attendees will be end-users, manufacturers of instruments, academics, metrologists and researchers in the field of hydrogen measurement. Keep an eye out for more news about this workshop in the coming weeks!

CIM 2023

The 21st International Metrology Congress (CIM 2023) is taking place from 7 to 10 March 2023. The CIM is the one event in Europe where metrology meets science, industry and quality infrastructure bodies! This edition will include a specific round table chaired by the EMN for Energy Gases, titled 'Can metrology keep up with the hydrogen revolution?'.

For more information about the event and registration, please see the CIM 2023 website >>

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