Workshop Decarbonizing the gas grid: measurement challenges and standardization

2 October 2023

Dear sir, madam,

We herewith like to invite you to the Decarbonizing the gas grid: measurement challenges and standardization on Thursday 2 November 2023 in Brussels, and via ZOOM.

Introduction workshop
The Decarb Project collaborates with the CEN Standardization Sector Forum Gas Infrastructure (SFGI) to share with you the latest developments about gas infrastructure standardization and the metrology solutions needed to successfully decarbonize the gas grid.

Objectives workshop
The workshop aims to shed light on the critical aspects of transitioning towards a decarbonized gas grid, focusing on measurement techniques, challenges and the essential role of standardization. Expect key-note speeches of state of the art solutions, and future pathways that underpin this pivotal shift related to metrology & standardization.

To measure is to know
The Decarb Project aims to address four measurement challenges that the gas industry need to solve before they can decarbonize the gas grid through introduction of biomethane, hydrogen-enriched natural gas, 100 % hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The project’s technical work package leaders will update you on their latest findings related to flow metering, gas analysis, physical properties measurement and leak detection.

The CEN Sector Forum Gas Infrastructure is the European standardization group driving the energy transition in the gas grid. Keynote speakers will inform you about the industry’s standardization priorities and ongoing work related to (blends of) hydrogen in pipelines.


Time (CET) Agenda item
09.30 hrs Registration + Coffee / tea
10.00 hrs Introduction and WelcomeLennart de Waart & Ruud Pennings (NEN)
10.10 hrs Introduction of DECARB & Sector Forum Gas InfrastructureArul Murugan (NPL) & Hiltrud Schülken (CEN SFG-I Secretary)
10.40 hrs Priorities and work on gas infra hydrogen standardization: an industry perspectiveAndré Pester (CEN SFGI Chair)
11.10 hrs Flow meteringGabriele Chinello (TÜV SÜD)
11.40 hrs Coffee/tea break
11.55 hrs Gas analysisJanneke van Wijk (VSL)
12.25 hrs Physical propertiesAlberto Albo (INRIM)
11.55 hrs Lunch break
13.55 hrs Leak detectionRod Robinson (NPL)
14.25 hrs Presentation DECARB 2.0Dirk Tuma (BAM)
14.55 hrs Coffee/tea break
15.10 hrs Panel discusison (all presentors)
15.40 hrs Closing


This workshop is a prime opportunity for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts in the energy sector to gain valuable insights, connect with experts, and contribute to the advancement of decarbonization efforts within gas infrastructure metrology and standardization.

CCMC, Wetenschapsstraat 23, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

(partly) Hybrid via ZOOM (face to face participation prefered)
Registration is free but mandatory. Please sign up via the registration button.






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Aim: To provide the primary standards, test facilities, validated methods and good practice that gas industry need to perform key measurements required to decarbonise the gas grid Measurement needs addressed by the project: Flow metering Gas composition Physical properties Leak monitoring Biomethane – Proficiency testing schemes for EN 16723-1 – – Hydrogen enriched natural gas … Continued