Academic Network - 2009

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1st GERG Academic Network Event, Brussels
4-5 Jun 2009






Press Release




The GERG Academic Network – An introduction
K Altfeld, E.ON Ruhrgas, Germany


Session 1 : Gas Fundamentals
Chair: S. Dalsager, DONG


Accurate determination of LNG quality unloaded at receiving terminals: An innovative approach
R Llorens, Zaragoza Polytechnic University, Spain


Pulsations and vibrations in natural gas metering stations with control valves and heat exchangers
A Nikolov, TU Dortmund, Germany


Simulation of LNG processes based on the GERG-2004 reference equation of state
F Dauber, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany


On line non-contact gas analysis on an industrial scale
V Evseev, Risø DTU, Denmark


Session 2 : Natural Gas Transmission & Storage
Chair: A. Rovelli, SNAM Rete Gas


Hydrogen embrittlement phenomena on buried pipeline under plastic straining
P Marcassoli, Università di Bergamo, Dalmine, Italy

  Conception of the use of modalmetric, fiberoptic sensor with the localization of mechanical disturbances for pipelines protection
B Podgórzak, Military University Of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  Using the gas pressure potential for electricity generation at Pressure Reduction Stations
D Kowala, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
  Gas transportation resilience engineering
E Runte, CRC-Ecole des Mines, Paris, France
  Session 3 : Natural Gas Distribution
Chair: J-P Capdevielle, GDF SUEZ

Long term performance of plastic pipes in gas distribution systems
R Visser, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands


Definition of the excavatability of controlled low-strength materials for trenches
C Morin, LCPC, Paris, France

  Study of ground stability during and after the passage of horizontal directional drilling for pipe installation and impact on existing structures M Cebrian, INSA, Lyon, France      

The effect of hydrogen content on the severity of fires and explosions following releases of natural gas/hydrogen mixtures
C Mumby, Loughborough University, UK

  Session 4 : Natural Gas Utilisation
Chair: T. Williams, GL Industrial Services
  Evacuation Study of Exhaust Fumes from Single Domestic Gas Boilers
A Basterretxea Bitorika, University of the Basque country, Spain
  Solar refrigeration by absorption in the tertiary sector
P Monsalvete, Univ of Seville, Spain
  Simulation and Optimisation of components of a virtual power plant
S Storace, Hamburg, University of Technology (TUHH), Germany

Development and measurement based validation of a new gas boiler model
L Konersmann, Hochschule Rapperswil SPF, Switzerland

  Session 5 : Other R&D
Chair: D. Pinchbeck, GERG

Development of highly active natural gas reforming catalyst for internal reforming in low temperature SOFC
Jiexun Di, Univ Oxford, UK


Development of a logistic optimisation model to integrate biogas into the existing natural gas infrastructure
J Bekkering, Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands

  Challenges in methanation for biomass based SNG-production
T Henrich, Engler-Bunte-Institut, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

CO2 transport by pipeline
P Seevam, University of Newcastle, UK

  Invited Presentation      

A young person’s view of a life in natural gas R&D
E Jurdik, Gasunie, The Netherlands