14.01.2019

LWG to join a group of accredited laboratories in Europe

The Polish Centre for Accreditation granted accreditation to the GAZ-SYSTEM Gas Meter Calibration Laboratory (“LWG”) in Hołowczyce as a calibration laboratory for turbine gas meters with high-pressure natural gas. This is the first accredited laboratory of this kind in Poland. LWG thus joined the few accredited bodies in this field in Europe.

The Laboratory filed an application for accreditation with the Polish Centre for Accreditation (“PCA”) in July 2018. The first stage of the process involved a review and assessment of documentation and the next step was an on-site assessment and observation of calibrations performed by the LWG staff. Based on these observations and assessment, PCA confirmed that LWG has an implemented and maintained management system in compliance with the reference standard PN-EN ISO 17025 and its staff is properly qualified to perform calibrations.

The Gas Meter Calibration Laboratory in Hołowczyce has taken further steps to expand its scope of accreditation by extending the calibration range and adding new calibration capabilities for other types of gas meters.

The Polish Centre for Accreditation is a national accreditation body authorised to grant accreditation to conformity assessment bodies under the Conformity Assessment Systems and Market Surveillance Act of 13 April 2016. PCA holds the status of a state-owned corporate body and is regulated by the Minister of Economy.

For more information about the Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA) visit https://www.pca.gov.pl/en/

Gas Meter Calibration Laboratory (LWG) online:
http://www.gazsystemlaboratoria.pl/en/lwg/

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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