Project: Flow metering of renewable gases (biogas, biomethane, hydrogen, syngas and mixtures with natural gas)

Acronym NEWGASMET (Reference Number: 18NRM06)
Duration 01/06/2019 - 31/05/2022
Project Topic Renewable gases such as biogas and hydrogen are increasingly available within Europe's distribution networks, alongside natural gas. Operators and users of the grid expect the same measurement accuracy as with natural gas, for correctly billed commercial transactions. Commercially available gas meters are subject to the EU Measuring Instruments Directive (MID), but compliance is based on measurements only validated for natural gas. This project will assess renewable gas flow measurements using commercially available meters already validated for use with natural gas. Instrumentation will be assessed under typical renewable gas usage, to investigate the effects on measurement accuracy, costs and meter lifetime, with gas composition suitably defined for test purposes. SI-traceable type testing and verification procedures will be developed to demonstrate flow meter accuracy and durability for MID compliance. Standards bodies will be offered the use of the results to improve gas measurement harmonisation, to build confidence in the accuracy of metered transactions for the European energy gas market.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2018

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Coordinator France
2 Césame-Exadébit SA Partner France
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 FORCE Technology Partner Denmark
5 TUV SUD Limited Partner United Kingdom
6 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
7 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
8 Enagas, S.A. Partner Spain
9 Fundacion para el desarrollo de las nuevas tecnologias del Hidrogeno en Aragon Partner Spain
10 GRTgaz Partner France
11 Innovhub - Stazioni Sperimentali per L'industria s.r.l Partner Italy
12 Elster GmbH Observer Germany
13 ITRON GMBH Observer Germany
14 METERSIT S.R.L. Observer Italy
15 SICK Engineering GmbH Observer Germany