December 19th 2012: European Gas Technology Conference EGATEC 2013
UK H&V The EGATEC has replaced the former European Forum Gas held by Marcogaz.
This new conference will be held in Paris on May 30th/31st with clear focus on gas technologies. Topics are:
- The role of gas in a low carbon energy mix
- Smart metering and demand management
- Energy market and energy systems
- Energy efficiency and gas utilizations
- Safe operation of infrastructures
- Mobility including LNG as fuel
- Bio-methane and green gas
- Power to gas
- Gas quality
See the EGATEC 2013 web site and registration page

October 18th 2012: Two new Afecor members
On the General Assembly meeting on October 18th 2012 two companies joint Afecor:
Gruppo Giordano is an Italian company producing controls for HVAC systems and lighting systems. Grupo Armorim is hadquartered in Portugal. They manufacture cork seals for the gas industry.

October 15th 2012: 8th Afecor Seminar to be held in 2013
The 8th Afecor Seminar will be held in Berlin on October 10th 2013 in conjunction with a DIN conference day on the following day (Oct. 11th). The Afecor Seminar will inform on the market conditions (legislation and market trends). On the DIN Info day information will be given on the most important standardization projects. On the evening of October 10th a social event will be 2013 will held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Afecor.

October 11th 2012: UK Boiler Sales down
UK H&V News reports that boiler sales in the UK are 14% down compared to the year 2008 (before the economic crisis). Original Article

May 5th 2012: European Forum Gas 2012 on June 20th in Dresden
Marcogaz has announced that the 10th European Forum Gas will take place in Dresden on June 20th with technical visits on June 19th. Main focus will be the benefit of standardization in the gas industry. European Forum Gas

April 10th 2012: Gas Week April 23rd to 27th
The The organization GasNaturally invites to a European Parliamen Hearing to discuss the role of gas and renewables to fulfil the Commission's Energy Road Map 2050. Flyer Gas Week 2012

January 3rd 2012: Afnor Workshop Energy Saving Quantification January 13th 2012
A workshop is being held by Afnor in Paris to discuss the various methods to calculate energy savings based on standards. Different international approaches will be compared.
Workshop Programme and Invitation

September 30th 2011: Amended EcoDesign Working Plan
The methodology of the EcoDesign Directive is currently being reviewed by the Commission. In addition and extension of the work program is being considered. A priority list has been drafted, featuring 'heating controls' on position 6. The study is being done by the consultant company VHK. The presentation from a stakeholder meeting on September 6th gives an update on the current situation and the reasoning: Presentation 2nd Stakeholder Meeting

August 15th 2011: DVGW Workshop on Gas Quality, November 22nd 2011
The ongoing activities to widen the band of gas qualities have lead to test programs and investigations. Now that some results are available, it is the right time to discuss how to proceed and what to consider. DVGW will host a workshop on this topic in Karlsruhe. with experts from test houses, gas utilities and the industry. Please refer to the flyer for further information: DVGW Workshop Gas Quality

June 1st 2010: Joint Conference Afecor - DIN NHRS Oct. 13th/14th in Berlin
The Afecor Seminar 2010, on the first day, will give an update on legislation framework in Europe. It will look into technical development which supports the goals of the Directives towards better energy efficiency and improved safety. Other subjects will be combustion optimization, smart metering and communication.
The DIN NHRS Information Day on the second day will show how the currents topics are being dealt with in standardization. Current NHRS projects will be presented.
For details and registration:
Afecor/NHRS Conference Program


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