Metrology for Biogas

Specialism: Specialist

Skill Level: Intermediate Level

Delivery Method: e-Learning

Duration: 1 day

Course Status: Available

Price: Free

Course description

This one-day e-learning course provides an overview of the quality specifications and measurement infrastructure used to assess biogas quality, with a focus on biomethane. The course aims to make research more accessible to biogas practitioners, supporting them to comply with required specifications. The ‘Metrology for Biogas project’ course consists of six modules:

  • Module 1 presents the new set of specifications and discusses the importance of assessing biomethane and biogas quality. The module also introduces the role of metrology and measurement uncertainty in gas quality analysis and conformity assessment.
  • Module 2 examines five families of organic impurities found in biogas, the measurement challenges they pose, and the research that has been undertaken to enable reliable impurity analysis.
  • Module 3 looks at the key inorganic impurities found in biogas, as well as biogenic methane content. The module addresses the relevant measurement challenges and outlines the development of measurement methods and reference materials.
  • Module 4 explores the water content and particulate content of biogas, including measurement challenges and the research to provide robust analytical capabilities.
  • Module 5 covers the physical properties of biogas and biomethane, including density and calorific value. The module reviews the different measurement methods and calculation models, and gives an overview of the experimental characterisation of key physical properties.

 

Module 6 deals with the sampling of biogas, including suitable containers and on-site sampling protocols. The module examines the challenges in biogas sampling and outlines the work to develop and optimise sampling methods for biogas.

Who is it for?

Industrial end users, which may include biogas producers, speciality gas manufacturers, gas grid operators, transmission companies, and the automotive industry. The course will also be of interest to biogas researchers working in both academia and industry. Before beginning the course, learners should have a basic knowledge of biogas and biomethane production and transportation.

Further Information

Certificate Type: NPL Certificate of Completion
Available as open course: No
Available as in-house course: No

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand the need for a new set of specifications for biomethane for injection into natural gas grids and for use as transport fuel
  • Understand the need for a measurement infrastructure, including traceable methods and reference materials, for assessing biomethane and biogas quality
  • Understand the role of metrology in assessing biomethane and biogas quality
  • Describe the measurement challenges in the analysis of biogas and biomethane
  • Understand how specifications and measurement infrastructure affects biogas producing communities (and wider biogas industry).

Date(s) of next course

Available at any time

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