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Commemorative academic colloquium in memory of Wilhelm August Lampadius. The beginnings of the gas industry in continental Europe – 200 years of gas technology from Freiberg – 19 June 2012 in Freiberg, Germany
Standardisation: Is it worth it?
A number of people might still have standardised curves and sizes of bananas or cucumber in mind but for others "standardisation" sounds boring. At the European Forum Gas - EFG 2012 – organized on June 20th, 2012 in the heart of Dresden - organized by marcogaz and GERG, hosted by DVGW - company managers, the EU Commission, gas experts and associations involved in standardisation will verify that standardisation and gas technical harmonisation has indeed a high value for industries and also for the involved experts and companies.
Standards provide a basis for safe and reliable products and systems (e.g. gas infrastructure) but they offer also a basis for market participation and financial advantages to the dedicated industries. Collaboration in standardisation provides knowledge and experience exchange among European experts and facilitates the implementation of the future standards in daily practice in involved companies. But there are many more reasons to be a part of the standardisation world!
EFG 2012 aims to provide you with the rationale- in your function as company manager or as gas expert in person - for your involvement in standardisation but it also gives you a platform for constructive criticism and all your questions.
The programme: Two key note speeches reflect on the use of standardisation as a strategic tool and its benefits to the economy. On the basis of these openers a round table gives representatives of companies the floor to argue on the benefits and drawbacks of standardisation for companies. A further session considers the optimum route to standardisation in future. The EU Commission questioned the current situation of European standardisation and drafted an EU regulation. What are the new challenges? What are the consequences for gas standardisation and what will be the future role of purely national standards?
“Standardisation – is it essential for innovation?” is the focus of the 3rd session of the Forum. Starting with the description of the general interaction of innovation, standardisation and regulation, further presentations give examples of how early standardisation activities can ensure the acceptance and sustainability of new technologies. Topics covered will include CCS, LNG and gas quality and more.
On June 19th, 2012 (departure 14.00), participants of the conference have the opportunity to visit the accident and incident demonstration facilities at the gas technical institute, DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH in Freiberg. This facility serves especially for the training of fire brigades, the police and emergency services to learn how to evaluate incidents and to manage emergencies with natural gas. In the evening participants are invited to join the celebration of 200 years gas light in Germany.
Interested in the programme? In this case do not forget to block the 19th and 20th of June 2012 in your diary.
Information on the programme, registration and accommodation will be shortly made available on the www.marcogaz.org or www.gerg.eu or www.european-forum-gas.com .