Save the date: GAS2015 from 10 to 12 June 2015
It is our pleasure to announce that NEN, the Dutch standardization body, and ISO/TC 158 "Analysis of gases" will organize the 8th International Gas Analysis Symposium & Exhibition (GAS2015) from 10 to 12 June 2015. GAS2015 will take place at Beurs-WTC Rotterdam (the Netherlands), in the city that is also called the gateway to Europe with its biggest port of Europe. The GAS events have grown into the meeting venue for gas analysis experts from all over the world. We look forward to meeting you (again) at GAS2015.
A call for abstracts will soon be circulated. GAS2015 will build on the successes of the previous edtions. The symposium programme will be organized around four themes:
- Natural gas and biogas
- Metrology, standardization and certification
- Analytical applications
- Health, safety and the environment
The poster session, exhibition floor and social event will also be returning ingredients of GAS2015.
The participants were welcomed by Piet-Hein Daverveldt, managing
director of NEN. The opening keynote lecture was given by Dick Benschop,
president director of Shell Netherlands. In his lecture he addresses
the challenges and innovations needed in securing the energy supply and
making it more sustainable. Gas will play a significant role in this
process, because it is available in large quantities, can be liquefied
for transportation (LNG), and can be produced from other sources (e.g.,
The 3-day symposium programme consisted of almost 60 lectures divided in
two parallel sessions with four main theme sessions: natural gas,
metrology & standardization, analytical chemistry, and health &
environmental measurements. The lectures included topics like biogas
analysis, purity analysis of hydrogen, preparation methods for
greenhouse gas primary standards, moisture measurements in natural gas,
interlaboratory studies and proficiency testing, and new developments in
analysis equipment. In addition, a poster session was organized in
which 35 experts showed their research results to a wider audience; some
results were brand new and presented at GAS2013 for the first time.
Besides acquiring knowledge, GAS2013 offered plenty of room for
networking. The exhibition floor was occupied by 23 companies showing
their newest products and services. During the breaks the exhibition
floor was a convenient place to stay and an excellent place to establish
new contacts or prospects. The social event consisting of a boat trip
through the impressive port of Rotterdam was very well appreciated by
Rob Wessel, chairman of ISO/TC 158, concluded GAS2013. He emphasized the
importance of international standards for the preparation and
comparison of calibration gases and gas mixtures and incited the
attendees to participate in the standardization activities.
Subsequently, the best lecture and best poster were awarded to Paul
Brewer (NPL) and Lucy Culleton (NPL), respectively.