The mid term consortia meeting will be held at the 25th and 26th of November 2020. The meeting will be held as an web-meeting and will also include an meeting with the stakeholder committee.
The second project meeting in the consortia was held in Lille in France at the 5th and 6th of March.
In the continuation of this meeting a stakeholder committee meeting was held at the 5th of March.
NEWGASMET will be present in the upcoming ‘European Energy Gases Workshop‘ organized in NPL by the European Metrology Network on January 22nd. The workshop will offer the opportunity to discuss and prioritise future energy gas measurement challenges as Europe moves towards decarbonised energy systems. Topic areas such as decarbonising natural gas, as well as hydrogen, biogas and CCUS will be covered throughout the event.
NEWGASMET will participate and present activities in progress in order to improve knowledge about flowmetering of renewables gases.
WP4 Impact leader Kurt Rasmussen and Chief stakeholders Jim Sibley took part on November 22nd in Working Group for Measuring Instruments (WGMI) which advises European Commission on issues relating to the implementation and practical application of directives in legal metrology.
It was for NEWGASMET the opportunity to inform about questions raised by development of renewable gases and to show that EURAMET is working on the improvement of the knowledge about metering for these new gases
Expert group formation
Partners have aligned expertise and capabilities within the NEWGASMET-consortium. An expert group was formed to evaluate the currently used CEN TC237 gas meter standards for conformity with the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) for renewable gas use of gas meters. With the rise of the usage of renewable gases in the gas distribution grid, it has to be evaluated to what extent the currently used meters will give correct readings of the amount of supplied gas. The considered gases comprise, amongst others, hydrogen and biomethane.
For issuing a type approval and market entry for domestic gas meters, it is current practice to calibrate domestic gas meters with air. The air calibration for natural gas meters is accepted to be representative for the sufficiently accurate (for example 1.0% of total gas supplied) natural gas reading when installed in buildings.
The MID is used for type approval for a variety of gas meter types including rotary displacement, turbine, diaphragm, ultrasonic, and thermal mass flow gas meters. Durability effects (the correct reading of a gas meter over time) will be investigated in two manners (I) from the known physical and chemical effects, and (II) by a durability test protocol involving actual measurements. Learnings will be included into the evaluation of the standards against renewable gas use.
The expert group partners consist of: Cesame, CMI, Enagas, FHA, FORCE, ISSI, Itron, LNE, MeterSit, NEL, PTB, SICK, VSL, Honeywell and are in close contact with the CEN/TC237 chair.
The first stakeholder committee web meeting was held at the 9th of september 2019 with stakeholders from CEN, Farecogaz, Marcogaz, DGC, Manufactures and TSO’s.