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SEPTS Round 2

Registration is now open from now until 31 March 2017 for the second round of EffecTech’s Stack Emissions Proficiency Testing Scheme (SEPTS). The scheme will run in May, with the report issued in early June.

The first round, which took place in May 2016, had 15 participants from 13 different companies and the overall performance was very good. 

To find out more about 2017’s scheme, please check the EffecTech website, or contact for more information. 

Norway Tour

EffecTech’s Business Development Director, Dr Paul Holland, visited Norway in the first week of February on a tour arranged by Effectech’s agent for the region. He presented four half-day seminars to key LNG and natural gas customers in Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, and Oslo. The presentations covered all aspects of gas quality measurement, including what makes a good calibration gas, a comparison of the NORSOK test and an ISO 10723 performance evaluation, and proficiency testing schemes.

If you are interested in attending a similar seminar in the future, please contact us for more information.

EffecTech Norway Tour Presentation

EffecTech Training Academy

The EffecTech Training Academy ran its first courses for 2017 in January. One attendee commended EffecTech on “preparing and presenting such a comprehensive GC and Uncertainty training course.” 

The EffecTech Training Academy offers standard and bespoke one-day training courses on a wide range of gas measurement topics to suit the needs of those working in gas quality and measurement roles. EffecTech Training Academy courses can be tailored to suit beginners, intermediate and advanced-level learners and include practical work as well as theory.

There are still places on the following dates:
Course Title No.of Days 2017 Dates
Gas Chromatograph Training for Technicians and Managers 2 22-23 May
9-10 October
Statistics and Uncertainty 1 24 May
11 October
Liquefied Natural Gas and LNG Sampling 1 25 May
12 October

The EffecTech Training Academy courses are designed to suit the needs of those working in gas quality and measurement roles. If you would like more information or wish to enrol, please use the contact form here.

GAS Analysis 2017

The Keynote Speaker for the Energy Supply Chain sessions at Gas Analysis 2017 has been announced as Jens Eberlein, Managing Director of BayW a r.e. Green Energy Products GmbH and board member of the German association Biogasrat+ e.V. The Energy Supply Chain presentations, which will be chaired by Dr Paul Holland for the fourth time, will focus on new developments in petroleum and natural gas products.

EffecTech will also be exhibiting at Gas Analysis 2017, on Stand 11. For more information, please see the Gas Analysis 2017 flyer here: PDF.

GAS Analysis 2017

EffecTech Welcomes a New Doctoral Student 

Continuing in its commitment to cutting-edge research, EffecTech welcomes Matt Hammond as a PhD student in partnership with Loughborough and Herriot Watt universities. Matt will be researching how to improve methods and efficiency for the production, measurement and use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at EffecTech's Research and Development laboratory in Uttoxeter.

EffecTech already has one Engineering Doctoral student, Joey Walker, who has started his final year in research on the measurement of gaseous fuels. Joey aims to complete his doctorate in October 2017.

EffecTech sponsors the JCB Mud Run

This year, as well as entering a team, EffecTech will be one of the sponsors of the JCB mud run for the first time. The Mud Run, which takes place on 1 July 2017, raises money for the NSPCC, which helps vulnerable young people at risk of cruelty in Staffordshire.

For more information about the Mud Run see here:

JCB Mud Run 2017

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 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
learn more… 

Flow metering validation
Gas flow uncertainties are the dominant factor in the energy equation and regular validations will minimise mismeasurements and unaccounted 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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