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EffecTech’s 20th Anniversary

On 2 September, EffecTech celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party at their Head Office in Uttoxeter. Gavin Squire, Chief Executive, and one of the company’s founders, thanked the staff for their hard work over the years and toasted the company’s past and continuing success.

Celebrating 20 Years

EffecTech Training Academy – course dates:

The forthcoming programme of EffecTech Training Academy courses has been fixed for October 2016 and January 2017. The training will take place at EffecTech’s facilities in Uttoxeter, UK and is designed to suit the needs of those working in gas quality measurement roles.

Please use the contact form here to request an enrolment form.
Date No.of Days Course Title
10-11 October 2 Gas Chromatograph training for Technicians
12 October 1 Statistics and Uncertainty
13 October 1 Liquefied Natural Gas and LNG sampling
Date No.of Days Course Title
16-17 January 2 Gas Chromatograph training for Technicians
18 January 1 Statistics and Uncertainty
19 January 1 Liquefied Natural Gas and LNG Sampling
If you would like to attend an EffecTech course but are not available on these dates, or would like a course tailored to your company’s needs, please contact EffecTech to discuss availability.

EffecTech Training

Please contact us via the form on our website:, or by email at or call on 01889 569 229.

Visitors from Australia

EffecTech’s two Australian distributors, CAC, who sell calibration gases (  and IAS, a systems integrator who will be offering instrument  validations ( visited in June to learn more about EffecTech’s products and services. The participants received intensive tutoring on calibration gases and performance evaluations in EffecTech’s Training Academy as well as completing practical exercises using operating gas chromatographs.

Stack Emissions Proficiency Testing Scheme (SEPTS)

EffecTech has now released the report from the first round of its Stack Emissions Proficiency Testing Scheme which can be found here: [PDF]

The Stack Emissions Proficiency Testing Scheme (SEPTS) is for companies providing stack testing services. Participation in the scheme ensures test houses comply with the ISO 17025 requirement for laboratories to assure the quality of their testing capabilities.

The 2016 round included 15 participants from 13 different companies and the overall performance was very good. To find out more about next year's scheme, which will run in May 2017, please see here or contact for more information. 

Stack Emissions Proficiency Testing Scheme

Research Paper on Growth of Carbon Nanotubes

Research carried out at EffecTech’s laboratory is the basis of a new paper exploring the use of waste blast furnace gases to manufacture carbon nanotubes. The publication, entitled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes from Waste Blast Furnace Gases at Atmospheric Pressure, is based on research carried out for a PhD project in physical chemistry by Jagdeep Sagu. Sagu’s research found that the carbon nanotubes can be grown from carbon dioxide produced as a by-product of steel production.

If commercially applied, this process could reduce emissions of CO2, a major contributor to global warming, while manufacturing the nanotubes which have significant commercial value. Carbon emissions from industrial sources are of major global concern, especially contributions from the steel manufacturing process which accounts for the majority of emissions.

EffecTech assisted Jagdeep in his work by providing laboratory space and research materials. Jagdeep said “EffecTech played a vital role in this research project as they produced synthetic gas mixtures that resembled the composition of the waste blast furnaces released during the steel manufacturing process at Tata Steel. They provided me with lab space, a fume cupboard and gave me all the necessary safety equipment and training so I could undertake this research in a safe and effective manner. Dr Paul Holland supervised the project at EffecTech and gave me hands on training in gas chromatography and in the safe handling of gas cylinders containing toxic and flammable gases.”

LNG Sampling Systems Inspection Service in Accordance with ISO 8943

Customers wishing to ensure that their LNG sampling system is fit for purpose under a full range of conditions, can now take advantage of EffecTech’s LNG sampling systems inspection and audit service.

An experienced EffecTech engineer will complete a full inspection of the LNG sampling system against the requirements of ISO 8943. EffecTech will then provide a detailed compliance report highlighting any recommendations for change and adjustments.

For more information, call us on on 01889 569 229 or email at

Service reminders

Performance evaluations according to ISO10723 and ISO 17020 inspection of gas quality measurement systems
EffecTech provides inspection and performance evaluations on gas quality measurement systems and process gas chromatographs in accordance with the international standards ISO 17020 and ISO 10723. EffecTech provides clients with evidence of compliance with even the strictest fiscal metering requirements. learn more…

Calibration gases and sample analysis
EffecTech's testing laboratory is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for both composition and physical properties of natural gas, sulphur and gas condensate. 

Routine delivery for ISO17025 accredited calibration gases to UK or ex works worldwide:
  • 2 – 3 weeks for hydrocarbon calibration gases
  • 4 – 5 weeks for sulphur mixes
  • 2 – 4 weeks for emission gases
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Flow metering validation
Gas flow uncertainties are the dominant factor in the energy equation and regular validations will minimise mis-measurements and un-accounted for gas. EffecTech is an independent gas metering specialist with a wealth of experience gained from across the globe. We specialise in performing comprehensive and regular traceable validations of the entire metering system. We typically work with large consumers of gas such as power stations and other energy intensive industries including gas transmission and LNG terminal operators. learn more…

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