For both who participated in GAS Analysis 2019 and those who have missed this appealing event, the 80-second movie together with the photo gallery give a nice impression to bring good memories back or to convince yourself to be present at GAS Analysis 2021. More information about GAS Analysis is also provided by the wrap-ups of each day. Enjoy! And don’t forget to take part (again) in GAS Analysis 2021.
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 (SPIRE). 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, managing director of NEN, formally opened the drinks!
New feature at GAS Analysis Events are short courses. Rob Wessel had the honour to kick-off 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-off this session. The session on metrology, standardization and certification was reintroduced under chairmanship of Robert Wielgosz of BIPM. In the afternoon, also the 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.
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 of Shell Global Solutions. GAS Analysis 2019 was concluded with the handing over the awards for best lecture to Hisashi Abe of AIST based in Japan and best poster to Roel Beelen of VSL. On behalf of the entire crew, we would like to thank our main sponsor Air Liquide and congress bag sponsor Linde, our 35 exhibitors, 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!