As mentioned in our December 2017 NewsFlash, the 2017 AGA Industry Forum held in November was a big success with a record number of delegates attending. The Forum’s theme was “Gas in a Climate of Change” and predominantly covered the Climate Change debate from a gas perspective in Australia. The forum has highlighted a number of potential issues which the gas industry faces as well as the need to collectively take action to overcome the future Climate Change related challenges.
As a result of the Forum, AGA members, including manufacturers, suppliers and associates as well as other key stakeholders have expressed an interest in forming a cooperative alliance to combat negative press on gas. As presented at the AGA Forum, gas is an essential ingredient to help achieve Australia’s Greenhouse Gas emission targets up to the year 2050. This message is clear to us, however, has not necessarily been delivered successfully to certain sectors of government.
Leading up to the 2018 AGA Industry forum, AGA will be working to establish an effective means to ensure this message is heard. We ask for your feedback and suggestions of how to strengthen our alliance and safeguard our gas industry.
We are pleased to announce that our NATA accreditation for the calibration of gas analysers has been confirmed. We are excited to offer our customers the calibration service for gas analysers, including Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Oxygen (O2), Nitric Oxide (NO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
For more information, or to receive a quotation, please contact our Laboratory Manager, Mr Dennis Karafotias.
The following draft Standards have completed their public comment process:
> DR AS 4617 (Manually operated gas valves), and
> DR AS 4631 (Limited flexibility connectors for gas)
They are now going through Standards Australia committee review, and soon will be proceeding to the publication stages.
Please contact your Client Manager to find out if any of the updates will affect your Certifications.