GAS Analysis 2019: Fokker Terminal, The Hague | 18-20 June 2019

GAS Analysis 2019: The leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting you the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications.

From 18 to 20 June 2019, NEN and the ISO technical committee on analysis of gases (ISO/TC 158) organised this GAS Analysis event for the 10th time. This time, we moved from Rotterdam to The Hague, the city of peace and justice. The meeting venue was the inspiring Fokker Terminal close to the city centre of the political capital of The Netherlands. Our biennial event is the best global forum on analysis of gases to become aware of the latest developments and applications in the industry and society, attracting around 250 experts from about 30 countries all over the world.

GAS Analysis 2019 offered the participants to:

Wrap-up 18 June 2019

Day 1 of nalysis 2019: The 10th edition, organised in Fokker Terminal, kicked off by Angels Orduna of SPIRE2030 who presented the roadmap 2030 for sustainable process industry through resource and energy efficiency. Adriaan van der Veen of VSL Dutch Metrology Institute and chair of ISO committee on analysis of gases explained the need for and benefits of standardisation in the 2nd opening speech. After this opening, participants could join parallel sessions. In session ‘Transition fuels: natural gas and biogas’ Martijn van Essen of DNV GL provided the keynote on assessing and validating new method of knocking characteristic determination for LNG as fuel. Rod Robinson of National Physical Laboratory (NPL) provided the keynote in session ‘Enhancing health, safety and the environment’ addressing the perspective on current standardisation activities in air quality and emissions measurements and implications for gas analysis. In session ‘Gas cylinder treatment and handling’, chair Paul Holland of EffecTech gave a lecture on use of new cylinder design of LPG/NGL calibration mixtures. Day 1 was concluded with a celebration ceremony in which Paul Krusemann as valued member of organisation committee looked back on 20 great years and Rik van Terwisga of NEN formally opened the drinks!

Wrap-up 19 June 2019

Day 2 of GAS Analysis 2019: New feature at GAS Analysis Events are shortcourses. Rob Wessel had the honour to kick of with his short course on accreditation in gas analysis in which he addressed the key changes in new editions of ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025 and how ISO/TC 158 can support successful preparation for accreditation. In parallel, the session ‘Accelerating the hydrogen economy’ took place where Ward Storms of Toyota Motor Corporation provided keynote on the outlook towards a sustainable hydrogen economy. New session theme was measuring isotopes with topics like mixture stability of isotopic gases and CO2 isotope ration metrology. Session chair Tracey Jacksier of Air Liquide kicked of this session. The session on metrology, standardization and certification was reintroduced under chairmanship of Robert Wielgosz of Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). In the afternoon, also session on laboratory and process optimisation kicked off. Another highlight was the social event at Scheveningen Beach. After a historic tour across The Hague, the participants enjoyed a great evening with good food and company. Entertainment was provided by the Wildmen Blues Band with Mark van Lieshout and Paul Krusemann as valuable members of organising team live on stage.

Wrap-up 20 June 2019

Day 3 of GAS Analysis 2019: In the morning, participants could choose between lectures and a short course. The latter was provided by Jaap de Zeeuw of Restek Corporation who discussed the topic of practical maintenance and troubleshooting in gas chromatography including challenges in split and splitless injection systems and role of computer modelling. The lectures were a continuation of the session on laboratory and process optimisation under chairmanship of Paul Krusemann of Eurofins Materials Science. Lars Hildebrandt of nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH had the pleasure to kick-off with a talk about innovations of their devices and corresponding spectroscopic applications. The last session covered energy gases and was chaired by Martin van der Veer at Shell Global Solutions. GAS Analysis 2019 was concluded with the handing over the awards for best lecture to Hisashi Abe of AIST in Japan and best poster to Roel Beelen of VSL Dutch Metrology Institute. On behalf of the entire crew, we would like to thank our main sponsor Air Liquide and congress bag sponsor Linde, our 35 xhibitors, our short course leaders, speakers and poster presentors as well as all participants for flying with us. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again in 2021!

What’s next?

We will make soon the proceedings available to all participants of GAS Analysis 2019 together with a selection of pictures and a movie that would provide impression of our 10th edition.

We will start with the preparation of the 11th edition and would welcome feedback from the participants to make this edition even more successful.

Impression of GAS Analysis 2017

Movie and photo gallery

For both who participated in GAS Analysis 2017 and those who have missed this appealing event, the 85-second movie together with the photo gallery for each day give a nice impression to bring good memories back or to convince yourself to be present at GAS Analysis 2019. Enjoy!

Link to 1st day of GAS Analysis 2017 (13 June 2017)

Link to 2nd day of GAS Analysis 2017 (14 June 2017)

Link to 3rd day of GAS Analysis 2017 (15 June 2017)


Best lecture and poster award

It has become a tradition that the GAS Analysis events award the best lecture and best poster. At this year’s edition, the audience determined the best lecture by rating all lectures they attended using the network app as well as selecting their favourite poster with this app. At the closing ceremony, Adriaan van der Veen, chairperson of ISO/TC 158 “Analysis of gases” had the pleasure to announce the winners.

The best lecture was awarded to Hugo Ent (VSL) with his lecture entitled “A novel gravimetric primary mercury vapour standard”. The audience rated his lecture with a 4,75 on a scale from 1 to 5. The lecture presented the development a mercury vapour generator to establish traceability of mercury vapour measurement results, based upon a gravimetric approach, for ambient air levels as well as higher concentrations. This development is part of the “Traceability for mercury measurements (MeTra)” EMRP project.

The best poster was awarded to Annarita Baldan (VSL) for her poster entitled “Development of oxygenated VOC gas standards to underpin atmospheric monitoring”. She received 17 % of the votes. Her poster presented the results of the “KEY-VOCs“ EMRP project that addresses key volatile organic compounds. The project aims to contribute to the studies in atmospheric chemistry to assess trends and ultimately to understand climate changes.




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