06.10.2021

GAZ-SYSTEM expands its research and development activity

The Materials Testing Laboratory, one of three GAZ-SYSTEM laboratories, has obtained a certificate of recognition from the Office of Technical Inspection (UDT) in the scope of specialist testing.


The Material Testing Laboratory, located in Pogórska Wola, performs non-destructive testing – using various methods – of metal materials, including welded joints. 

The laboratory's competences have been positively evaluated by UDT, thanks to which it was possible to extend its services and perform visual, penetration, magnetic particle and ultrasonic tests for pressure equipment covered by the Act on Technical Inspection of December 21, 2000.

The UDT recognition completes the accreditation obtained in November 2020 by the Polish Center for Accreditation, on the basis of which visual, ultrasonic, penetration tests and radiogram evaluation have already been carried out.

The company also operates two other laboratories. The first is the Gas Quality Measurement Laboratory, accredited by the Polish Center for Accreditation for compliance with the international and European standard PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-02 as a Testing Laboratory with the Accreditation Certificate No. AB 1228.  The scope of accreditation granted includes, but is not limited to, physicochemical testing of natural gas and testing in the work environment.

Another one is the Gas Meter Calibration Laboratory (LWG) in Hołowczyce, which performs works in the field of gas meter calibration with natural gas at working pressure of up to 55 bar. LWG is also an accredited laboratory with the Accreditation Certificate No. AP 183. Gas meter calibration station is an innovative solution on a global scale, which can work in two modes: open mode (gas is taken from the network, and the flow is regulated by the gas compressor station) and closed mode (the flow is forced by a special compressor).

More information: https://www.gazsystemlaboratoria.pl/en/

GAZ-SYSTEM is a strategic company for the Polish economy. It is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and owns the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM is constructing over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in the western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Over a dozen new gas pipelines are under construction within the North-South Gas Corridor and the compressor station in Kędzierzyn Koźle, as well as interconnections with Lithuania and Slovakia. Onshore gas pipelines are planned to connect the planned FSRU floating terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk with the national transmission system. The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is also being extended, as a result of which the regasification capacity of this facility will be increased by more than a half.

The company is also implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in the country - the Baltic Pipe project which consists in the construction of a two-way offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark, expansion of the local transmission network and three gas compressor stations.

 


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